American internet entrepreneur Brian Chesky is a CEO and one of the co-founders of hospitality service brokerage company Airbnb. At the beginning of his career, fewer people would use Airbnb (at that time, it was Airbedandbreakfast.com). The co-founders underwent credit card debt for a business, where Brian owed about $25,000. He walked along the long way and in the middle of his career path, he struggled to pay house rent.
Later, his company became successful after creating Barack Obama themed breakfast cereal Obama O’s and John McCain's special edition Cap'n McCains. As of now, more than 300 million people have used the home rental company, although it does not own any real estate listings.
With the estimated net worth of $3.3 billion, Brian Chesky is an American internet entrepreneur, known as the CEO of Airbnb. He started the company with his schoolmates Joe Gebbia and Brian Chesky after moving to San Francisco in 2007.
The San Francisco based hospitality service brokerage company has since been successful and recently in March 2019 acquired HotelTonight for over $400 million. As one of the co-founders of Airbnb, Brian is undoubtedly drawing his salary in more than five figure digits.
Retrospecting the multi-billionaire's personal life, Brian Chesky is currently in a relationship with his girlfriend, Elissa Patel. She is an American born Indian Artist & Technologist who is the founder of a niche floral brand called East Darjeeling.
Brian Chesky and his girlfriend, Elissa Patel in September 2017 (Photo: Instagram)
The couple met through Tinder and is in a romantic relationship since the year 2015. Concerning their social updates, the twosome has been flaunting their robust bond. In the whirlwind of their romance, they even have visited India together.
As of now, the CEO of hospitality service brokerage company, Brian and his artist girlfriend Elissa have yet to get married. But observing their closeness, it will be no surprise to see when Brian announce Elissa as his wife soon. The cute couple are also parents to their four-legged pet named Richard.
Wiki & Family Background
Born as Brian Joseph Chesky on 29 August 1981, Brian's hometown lies in Niskayuna, New York. The American entrepreneur was interested in art, drawing, and design since his childhood. His interest led him to pursue his education at Rhode Island School of Design and graduate with a Bachelor's of Fine Arts degree in Industrial Design in 2004.
His parents Deborah Chesky and Robert H. Chesky were both social workers. In his family, the CEO of Airbnb has a sister named Allison, who is younger than him. His family background goes towards countries like Poland and Italy and shares the Italian side from his mother and Polish ancestry from his father that makes his ethnicity mixed. As for his height, Brian is modest with 5 feet 6 inch tall.