Brian Chesky didn't know much about tech before beginning Airbnb.
The 35-year-old CEO majored in the mechanical plan in school and fiddled with hockey and lifting weights in his 20s. In any case, now, he's grown a thought that originated from overbooked inns into a multi-billion-dollar startup — and has turned out to be one of Silicon Valley's key players all the while.
Here's the way the upstate New York local wound up noticeably one of the wealthiest youthful tech originators in America. Chesky experienced childhood in Niskayuna, N.Y., north of Albany. He was into hockey, and he likewise got a kick out of the chance to draw and outline new forms Nike tennis shoes, which transformed into an enthusiasm for workmanship. In 1999, after Chesky went to Rhode Island School of Design, he filled in as skipper of the hockey group and concentrated modern design.At RISD, Chesky met Joe Gebbia, who might in the long run help establish Airbnb.Gebbia disclosed to Fortune that after graduation, he pulled Chesky aside and stated:
"Before you get on the plane, there's something I have to let you know. Will begin an organization one day, and will compose a book about it."In his mid-20s, Chesky was a focused jock. He's portrayed as yet having "16-inch biceps."In a Fast Company profile from 2014, Chesky is depicted as a forcing figure: "A previous hockey player and weight lifter with 16-inch biceps, the CEO summons consideration. His boomerang smile and inclination nose work to pointedly concentrate his consideration on you. Instead of turning his make a beeline for me, he physically grabs his seat and rotates it specifically so we're eye to eye."
But presently, he moved to San Francisco with Gebbia. At the point when an outline meeting came to town in 2007 bringing about every one of the inns being sold out, Gebbia pitched Chesky the thought to lease space for the individuals who couldn't discover a place to stay.Along with a third prime supporter, Nathan Blecharczyk, Gebbia and Chesky began what was at the time called Airbedandbreakfast.com.
Since at that point, Airbnb has abbreviated its name, as well as has extended to more than 34,000 urban areas and starting at 2016, had been utilized by more than 60 million visitors.
The organization is presently the second-most noteworthy esteemed startup in the U.S. at $31 billion.All three of Airbnb's organizers have openly promised to give over half of their riches to the Giving Pledge, a magnanimous activity began by Warren Buffett and Bill and Melinda Gates.Chesky is as of now dating craftsman Elissa Patel, who he met on Tinder four years back.