He is an American Internet businessperson who is also a co-founder of Airbnb, which runs an online e-commerce marketplace and home hospitality network where travelers can book accommodation. He is also the Chief Executive Officer of the corporation, and he is among the most influential people in America. Today, let us learn more about the career, biography and net worth of Brian Chesky in 2019.
Early Life & Biography
Brian Joseph Chesky was born in Niskayuna, New York in 1981. His parents are Deborah and Robert H. Chesky, and they were both social workers. Chesky is an elder brother to Allison.
In his childhood life, he loved art as he imitated drawings of paints and designed shoes and toys. He went to the Rhodes Island School of Design in 1999 where he got his Bachelors of Fine Arts in Industrial Design.
Brian Chesky likes to keep his private away from the public, but it is known that he is in a romantic relationship with Elissa Patel whom he met on the dating app called Tinder.
Career, Awards & Nominations
After completing his college studies, he was hired as an industrial designer at a company in Los Angeles. However, he later relocated to San Francisco where he was staying in an apartment together with his friend Gebbia.
Their stay together led to an idea after they decided to rent their room since they could not afford to pay for it anymore. They bought three air mattresses and advertised it as ‘Airbed and Breakfast.’ Their unique idea made the property owners quote their rooms online making many people known it.
In 2008, they incorporated Nathan Blecharczyk as the third co-founder of the Airbnb Company. During its first years, the company became famous as it opened various offices in Europe. In the course of 2014, FIFA World cup over 120,000 people rented the Airbnb homes, and in 2015, it firm became an official donor of the 2016 Summer Olympics in Brazil.
Their hard work in making the company grow has been successful, as they have managed to boost the tourism sector. They have made it easier for their client as they have a website where customers can log in and check what they want. To boost their marketing, they came up with a strategy of special edition breakfast cereals, which they called Obamas ‘Os’ and John McCain.
After two months of, they had made a fortune from the cereals as they sold each at $40, and the company has grown over the past years offering castles, private islands tree houses, and many others.
Among his many achievements, Brian Chesky was named by Forbes list in 2015, as America’s Richest Entrepreneur under 40. The former U.S President also honored him as an Ambassador of Global Entrepreneurship in 2015.
Net Worth & Earnings
Brian Chesky’s estimated net worth valued at $4 billion. Due to the increasing popularity of the online rentals, his net worth is bound to appreciate anytime. His fortune comes from his contribution to the Airbnb Company. The firm that was started with a simple idea has continued to grow over the years by providing travelers with a better way to comfortably enjoy their visit.
He is among the wealthiest people in the United States of America. His name among the other people like Bill Gates and Warren Buffett who given most of their wealth away. Brian Chesky is a motivator and an encourager to many kids as he has come from far to become what he is today. He is an inspiration to the young generation who want to follow their dream.