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- Brian Chesky is the CEO and cofounder of Airbnb.
- He’s worth an estimated $4.2 billion, according to Forbes.
- The 37-year-old billionaire has rented out his own San Francisco apartment on Airbnb, does weekly yoga with his girlfriend, and has attended the famously wild Burning Man arts event in the Nevada desert.
- Chesky has pledged to give away at least half of his fortune to charity.
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Brian Chesky, the 37-year-old cofounder and CEO of Airbnb, is worth an estimated $4.2 billion, according to Forbes.
Despite his wealth, the tech billionaire lives a relatively modest lifestyle. In 2016, Chesky (along with Airbnb’s other two cofounders, Joe Gebbia and Nathan Blecharczyk, and Blecharczyk’s wife) pledged to give at least half his fortune to charity over the course of his lifetime.
Chesky previously said in interviews that he has rented out his own San Francisco apartment on Airbnb, does weekly yoga with his girlfriend (who he met on Tinder), and has attended the famously wild Burning Man arts event in the Nevada desert.
Here’s what Chesky’s life is really like.
Brian Chesky is the cofounder, CEO, and Head of Community of Airbnb.
Chesky founded Airbnb in 2008 with his then-roommate, Joe Gebbia, and Nathan Blecharczyk.
According to Airbnb’s corporate website, the endeavor started off as a way for Chesky and Gebbia to pay their rent. In the fall of 2007, the roommates charged strangers $80 per night to sleep on an air mattress in their San Francisco apartment when local hotels were sold out for a design festival. The next spring, they officially launched their company, then named AirBed & Breakfast.
Airbnb is estimated to be worth about $38 billion, according to what a source close to the company told Vox in March 2019 and what Forbes estimated in March 2018.
The company, which is reportedly slated to go public in 2019, has more than 6 million listings in more than 100,000 cities worldwide.
Chesky and the other two Airbnb founders are all billionaires.
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Each of the three founders is worth an estimated $4.2 billion, according to Forbes.
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