Net worth: $3.8 billion USD How he made his billions: Airbnb Location: San Francisco, California Age: 33
Airbnb isn’t Nathan Blechaczyk’s first major entrepreneurial endeavor. The Harvard computer science graduate founded an Internet marketing business while still in high school that served clients in 20 countries. From there, he slowly and steadily built Airbnb with self-made billionaire co-founders Brian Chesky and Joe Gebbia. You can say the team has struck a home-run with Airbnb, which now includes 35,000 cities in 190 countries, and over 600 castles.
Blecharczyk studied at Harvard University, receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science and then worked as an
engineer at Microsoft, OPNET Technologies and Batiq. After joining Air bed and breakfast. com as the third co-founder in 2008, Nathan took charge of creating a vision, strategy and growth within the company to bring about new ways of travelling. His purpose within the company has evolved over the years. At first he was the one writing code but later he was building the team, hiring new members, reviewing products and leaving the code writing to his team.
Speaking at Skift Global Forum 2017, the Airbnb co-founder and chief strategy officer said an IPO is inevitable. Indeed, the Airbnb IPO will fasttrack the three co-founders position on the list of tech billionaires under 40.