You wouldn’t be completely wrong to liken the story of the life and experiences of the CEO of Airbnb, Brian Chesky, to the proverbial tale of rising from grass to grace. He came from a humble background with both parents working as low salary earners, according to Brian, he was always broke and continued to lose weight even though he didn’t have a lot of weight to dispose of.
In October 2007, when San Francisco hosted the Industrial Designers Society of America, Brian, along with his co-founder Gebbia purchased air bed for their apartment and rented it out when there was no accommodation to be found with all the hotel rooms fully booked. With so much debt and rising rent staring them in the face, the duo actually resorted to selling 40-a-box Obama & McCain-themed breakfast cereal at the Democratic Convention of 2008 just to survive.
Today, Brian Chesky is the acclaimed chief executive officer and co-founder of Airbnb, the world-renowned rental services company which has accommodated over 300 million guests in the past and currently valued at $30 billion. The famed home-sharing platform welcomed over 2 million guests during the last New Year’s Eve and has continued to thrive even in the off seasons.
As the CEO of Airbnb, Brian has led the company to new and greater heights with successful expansions into events and other services which may be added in the nearest future.
Brian Chesky’s Family, Wife, Girlfriend
Brian comes from a family of Jewish American ancestry, he was born 29 August 1981 as the son of Robert H. Chesky who is of Polish descent and earns a living as a social worker. His mom Deborah Chesky has her roots in Italy and like her husband Robert, she is also a social worker. Brian is of American nationality and was brought up in New York, United States, alongside his younger sister named Allison Chesky.
Going into the details of his love life, the young billionaire is currently having a fulfilling relationship with Elissa Patel, an artist who forfeited her career in technology in favor of the arts. They were brought together through the dating app popularly known as Tinder and their relationship seems to be getting stronger as the years roll by. Though the couple has not revealed any plans to take the relationship to the next level, they are always together at public events.
On his own part, Brian is not making any conscious effort to keep his dalliance with Elissa a secret, he has even gone as far as posting his photos with her on social media. When the duo visited Delhi together, they participated in the CNT game show titled “How Well Do We Know Each Other”.
Brian’s girlfriend, Elissa is an American with her ancestry rooted in India. Elissa attended Santa Clara University where she got her marketing degree. She then joined the Imperial College London to study international business and was also at Shanghai University where she studied finance and economics.
After her studies, she got a job at Frontback where she held the position of a community marketing manager. She worked at Mercatus as a marketing operation consultant and was also at WePay where she worked in her capacity as an account executive. After her chance meeting with Brian Chesky on Tinder, the duo moved to California where Airbnb has its headquarters.
Brian Chesky Net Worth
Brian Chesky belongs to the league of the most successful entrepreneurs of our time. As the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Airbnb which is a popular peer-to-peer room and home rental company, Brian holds a 13% stake in the company with his personal worth pegged at a jaw-dropping $3.8 billion. According to Forbes, he is listed at #8 on the list of the wealthiest entrepreneurs in the world who are under 40 years of age. Currently, his company Airbnb has two million listings and over 60 million users. It has an amazing record of 300 million past users in 81,000 cities in 191 countries.
The value of his company was pegged at $30 billion in the month of March 2015 and we expect and to see a reasonable enhancement at the next review. In the month of June 2016, Brian Chesky became part of “The Giving Pledge”, formed by a group of Billionaires. He also comes in as the Ambassador of Global Entrepreneurship, a position given to him by the past president of the United States, President Barack Obama since 2015.
The CEO of Airbnb was active in bodybuilding competitions during his early twenties and is still able to boast a 16-inch bicep. He stands at a height of 5 feet 8 inches. The details of his other body measurements are not currently accessible but he has black hair and green eyes.