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How Brian Cheesky Has Made Airbnb Is the Best Place to Stay at




Brief History and Early Beginnings

Brian Chesky is the man who is responsible for the successful rise of Airbnb. He is the co-founder of the company.Brian Chesky is an industrial designer and he is a billionaire. He has a net worth of $14.7 billion. Brian Chesky was born on August 29th,1981 in New York. His Father was polished and his Mother was Italian. Brian Chessky’s parents were both social workers. He also had a younger sister. Brian Chesky as a child had a strong interest in activities likes drawing and designing shoes and toys.Brian Chesky in his high school yearbook quote said that “ I’m sure I’ll amount to nothing” However despite the fact that this was meant to be a funny joke his dad didn’t find this joke very funny. Brian Chesky went to University and went to Rhode Island School of Design. His passion for hockey led him to be the captain of the hockey team. During his time at the university, he studied industrial design. Before Brian Cheesky started his company he worked as an industrial designer and slowly built experience and learned on the job. During his time in this job, he was earning $40,000 per year.


2007 was the year that he moved to San Francisco. At this time he was broke and he and his friend attended a conference in San Francisco. Because they had to rent for the month they came up with an idea that they purchased three air mattresses and this is where the idea of the company came from. At the time they called the idea “ Airbed and Breakfast”. The company was then founded in August 2008. In 2009 they shortened their name to Airbnb. In 2011 they won the best app at the south by southwest conference. In October that year, they secured their first international office and they put it in the city of London. By the end of 2012, they would open offices in the following cities of Paris, Barcelona, Moscow,Cophengam and Soa Paolo. Airbnb announced in 2013 that their main headquarters for Europe would be in Dublin. By 2013 they had served 9 million guests. Airbnb was the official sponsor of the women’s Australian national team of basketball at the 2014 FIBA World Cup.

Personal Life

Brian Cheesky is someone who is known for giving some of his money away for the greater good. In 2016 he joined Warren Buffet and Bill Gates in a pledge called the given pledge. This pledge is targeted towards billionaires and it encourages them to give away some of their money. In 2015 he was named in the list of America’s richest entrepreneurs under 40.

Brian Chesky Quotes

“Culture is a thousand things, a thousand times. It’s living the core values when you hire; when you write an email; when you are working on a project; when you are walking in the hall.”

“Airbnb is different from most brands. We’re a community of individuals, and yet there’s a consistency holding us together through the values we share. We have a common belief in belonging, but everyone’s expression of it will naturally always be a little different.”

“Travel is a new experience that can transport you out of your everyday routine to create memories with the ones you love.”

“Customers are willing to try new things, and if you can survive, you will have fewer competitors. It’s like entering the eye of the storm. As long as you are strong enough to survive, you can end up in still water by yourself.”

“What I’ve been surprised by is not how different people are, but how similar they are. There are certain types of Airbnb people, and they are in every city in the world – it’s just that in some cultures, there is more of a generational divide.”

“The office is the laboratory and meeting your users is like going into the field. You can’t just stay in the lab. And it’s not just asking users what they want, it’s about seeing what they’re doing.”

“Every day I would wake up and think, ‘Today is another missed opportunity to do something important.’ After enough days like this, you start feeling like you are getting old, even when you are relatively young. We are all natural entrepreneurs, and being manacled to a desk job is not for us.”

“I’m not saying the whole world will work this way, but with Airbnb, people are sleeping in other people’s homes and other people’s beds. So there’s a level of trust necessary to participate that’s different from an eBay or Facebook.”

“I think the next big thing in music, and it’s kind of because I come from the tech industry, is actually, I think it’s the platform… Spotify is incredibly interesting. I think the platform is becoming the star.”

“My life is longer because of the journeys I have taken.”

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