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Brian Chesky        

Co-Founder, CEO & Head of Community at Airbnb

Brian Chesky is the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Airbnb and sets the vision and strategy for the company. In 2007, Chesky and Joe Gebbia became Airbnb’s first hosts. Since then, Chesky has overseen Airbnb’s growth to become a community of over four million hosts who have welcomed more than 800 million guests across 220+ countries and regions. Chesky and cofounder Joe Gebbia had the idea for Airbnb in 2007: When a design conference came to town and all the hotels were booked up, they decided to rent out their apartment for those who needed a place to stay.

A graduate from the Rhode Island School of Design, Chesky has embedded his creative roots in Airbnb’s culture, product and community. This design-driven approach has enabled a system of trust that allows strangers to live together, and created a unique business model that facilitates connection and belonging.

Chesky is a signatory to the Giving Pledge and has committed to donating the net proceeds of his CEO equity compensation to community, philanthropic and charitable causes. Originally from Niskayuna, New York, Chesky is an Airbnb Experience host in San Francisco.


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