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# 287 Nathan Blecharczyk $7.71B

Random fact: Musician Moby hosted Airbnb event in California.


Blecharczyk is the co-founder and chief strategy 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 -$420M ( -5.2%)
YTD change +$1.60B ( +26.2%)
Biggest asset ABNB US Equity
Country / Region United States
Age 40
Industry Services
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Nathan Blecharczyk's net worth of $7.71B can buy ...

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of the top 100 U.S. college endowments
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The majority of Blecharczyk's fortune is derived from his stake in Airbnb, an online marketplace for travel services. He founded the company in 2008 with Brian Chesky and Joe Gebbia. It has 6 million listings in 100,000 towns and cities worldwide as of March 2022, according to the company's website.

Blecharczyk owns about 63 million shares in Airbnb, according to a November 2022 regulatory filing. He also owns around 2.5 million stock options, of which the majority are vested and exercisable.

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


Family: Unknown, No children

Blecharczyk graduated from Harvard in 2005 and after working in Washington, D.C. moved to San Francisco, where design students Brian Chesky and Joe Gebbia were living. Running short of rent in October 2007 they sold sleeping spaces in their apartment and decided to commercialize the idea.

Together with Chesky and Gebbia, Blecharczyk, an engineer, 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.

  • 2005 Graduates from Harvard.
  • 2007 Co-founders rent out airbeds in their San Francisco apartment.
  • 2008 Airbnb is founded.
  • 2009 Company joins startup incubator Y Combinator.
  • 2011 Actor Ashton Kutcher invests in Airbnb.
  • 2011 Andreesen Horowitz lead investment round in Airbnb.
  • 2016 Signs the Giving Pledge.
  • 2016 Funding round values Airbnb at $30 billion.