Net worth: $3.8 bil­lion USD How he made his bil­lions: Airbnb Lo­ca­tion: San Fran­cisco, Cal­i­for­nia Age 36

Technowize Magazine - - Cover Story -

Brian Ch­esky is the son of so­cial worker par­ents who be­gan his ca­reer as an in­dus­trial de­signer and strate­gist at 3DID, Inc., in Los An­ge­les. Airbnb started out smaller; Ch­esky and his school friend Joe Geb­bia couldn’t af­ford to pay rent, so they let out airbeds and break­fast in their San Fran­cisco to con­fer­ence del­e­gates. As the busi­ness be­came more prom­i­nent, so did Ch­esky. To­day, Airbnb has changed the way we hol­i­day – and is of­ten seen as a com­peti­tor to ma­jor ho­tel chains all over the world.

Ch­esky owns a 13% stake in Airbnb, and his per­sonal net worth is $3.3 bil­lion – land­ing him 7th on the list of world’s rich­est tech bil­lion­aires un­der 40. Ap­ple de­sign chief Jony Ive is a big fan of Airbnb CEO – he thinks the 33-year-old founder’s “au­dac­ity is fab­u­lous.” With Airbnb, Ch­esky has helped cre­ate mil­lions of per­sonal con­nec­tions that even the best ho­tels in the world should envy.

In June 2016, Brian Ch­esky along with fel­low co-founders Joe Geb­bia and Nathan Blechar­czyk joined the group of bil­lion­aires called “The Giv­ing Pledge,” com­mit­ting half of their for­tune to char­ity. And yes, Brian Ch­esky’s apart­ment is still listed on Airbnb, so you can Airbnb the chief’s pad.

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