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# 234 Brian Chesky $8.99B

Random fact: Airbnb's first hosts were co-founders Chesky and Gebbia.


Chesky is co-founder and chief executive officer of Airbnb, the room-sharing service with 6 million listings in 100,000 towns and cities worldwide. The San Francisco-based publicly traded company has had more than a billion guests since it was founded in 2008 and reported revenue of $6 billion in 2021.

As of :
Last change +$505M ( +5.9%)
YTD change +$2.36B ( +35.5%)
Biggest asset ABNB US Equity
Country / Region United States
Age 41
Industry Services
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Brian Chesky's net worth of $8.99B can buy ...

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of the GDP of the United States
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of the top 100 U.S. college endowments
of the top 200 U.S. executives’ total awarded compensation
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The majority of Chesky's fortune is derived from his stake in Airbnb, an online marketplace for travel services. Chesky founded the company in 2008 with Nathan Blecharczyk and Joe Gebbia. It has 6 million listings in more than 100,000 towns and cities worldwide as of March 2022, according to the company's website.

Chesky holds about 69.2 million shares in Airbnb, according to regulatory filings from December 2022. He also owns 9.2 million exercisable stock options, according to an April 2022 filing.

Airbnb's press office didn't respond to emailed requests for comment on Chesky's net worth.


Family: Unknown, No children

Chesky was born on Aug. 29, 1981, the son of two social workers, according to a June 2015 article in Fortune. After graduating from the Rhode Island School of Design he moved to San Francisco and rented a flat with classmate Joe Gebbia. Running short of rent in October 2007, they sold sleeping spaces in their apartment and decided to commercialize the idea.

After being joined by engineer and co-founder Nathan Blecharczyk, the trio started a website in August 2008 and were accepted into startup incubator Y Combinator in 2009. A year later they received their first round of venture capital funding. The company's December 2020 initial public offering was the biggest-ever of its kind in the U.S. at that time.

The trio joined the Giving Pledge in June 2016.

  • 1981 Brian Chesky is born.
  • 2004 Graduates from Rhode Island School of Design.
  • 2007 Rents out airbeds in his San Francisco apartment.
  • 2008 Airbnb is founded.
  • 2009 Company joins startup incubator Y Combinator.
  • 2011 Actor Ashton Kutcher invests in Airbnb.
  • 2016 Signs the Giving Pledge.
  • 2016 Funding round values Airbnb at $30 billion.
  • 2020 Airbnb files for IPO, releasing its S1 filing