Brian Chesky Birthday & Fun Facts

Height, Age, Net Worth, Biography & More

Akinwalere Olaleye
Jan 31, 2024 By Akinwalere Olaleye
Originally Published on May 13, 2022
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About Brian Chesky

Brian Chesky is the son of Robert H. Chesky and Deborah Chesky.
He built his successful career on his own and worked as a strategist and an industrial designer immediately after completing college. Through his hard work, he managed to accumulate a net worth of over $11 billion all by himself.
The full name of Brian Chesky is Brian Joseph Chesky. His mother is of Italian origin and his father is of Polish descent. Brian Joseph Chesky was their first child, and Allison is his younger sister. Brian Chesky was interested in design, art, painting replicas, and redesigned toys, and shoes from a very early age. In 1999, he attended the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) where he got a BFA in Industrial Design. Chesky met Joe Gebbia, one of the co-founders of Airbnb, at RISD.
He is a part of a group of billionaires who have promised to give away a major share of their wealth. He joined it on June 11, 2016. At this time, Bill Gates and Warren Buffett were already a part of a contribution commitment named 'The Giving Pledge'.

Brian Chesky Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is Brian Chesky’s net worth?

Through his luminous career as a CEO and an industrialist, Brian Chesky managed to build a net worth of $11 billion through his sheer hard work and dedication.

How much does Brian Chesky earn per year?

Brian Chesky is an entrepreneur so his yearly salary is subject to the market cycle, as it varies from $11 billion to $25 billion per year. It is hard to estimate the yearly earnings of the Co-founder of Airbnb since market fluctuation can very easily affect the valuation of the company and as a result, cause a ripple effect on the company's turnover and the salary of its employees.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall is Brian Chesky?

Brian Chesky is 5 ft 7 in (170 cm) tall. He is considered to be of average height for a male.

How old is Brian Chesky?

Born on August 29, 1981, he will turn 41 years old on his birthday in August 2022.

Childhood And Education

Brian Joseph Chesky, also known as Brian Chesky, is the son of Robert H. Chesky and Deborah Chesky. He is an Italian person. His parents were social workers. On August 29, 1981, he was born in Niskayuna, New York, US.
Brian Chesky has one sibling, Allison, who is younger than him. In 1999, he started a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Industrial Design from Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), which he completed in 2004. Chesky met Joe Gebbia, a future Airbnb co-founder at Rhode Island School of Design. He worked as a strategist and an industrial designer immediately after completing college at '3DID' in Los Angeles. He shared his apartment with Gebbia when he moved to San Francisco in 2007 because they found the rent to be unaffordable for one person. This happened when all the hotel rooms hosted a conference for the Industrial Designers Society of America in San Francisco in October 2007. On the first night, they marketed an idea called 'Airbed and Breakfast' after purchasing three air mattresses. Chesky was joined by another co-founder Nathan Blecharczyk, a technical architect. And thus, all three, Gebbia, Chesky, and Blecharczyk, began their start-up.
When the stock was first made available for public purchase, the company hit various milestones. As a company, Airbnb impressed the seed accelerator company Y-Combinator who in turn, accepted to provide seed funding. This boosted the company and led to the opening of many offices in Europe. To receive additional funding, Brian Chesky and his co-founders focused on the innovative idea of making a special-edition cereal called 'Cap'n McCains' and 'Obama O's', based on the presidential candidates. The presidential candidates were Barack Obama and John McCain. The event eventually became an official sponsor of the Summer Olympics of 2016.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who is Brian Chesky dating?

Brian Chesky is dating Elissa Patel, whom he met on Tinder. Her full name is Elissa Patel Waverly. She is a well-known artist who creates beautiful headpieces. She is Indian and has currently created her new startup in New York City.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

Brian Chesky is best known for his career as a successful CEO of Airbnb, which he built from the scratch. When the stock was first made available for a public purchase it hit many major unprecedented milestones. He is also famous for agreeing to give away a portion of his wealth. He is even assumed to be one of the most influential people in the world.

Charity Work

On June 11, 2016, Brian Chesky joined the contribution commitment that Bill Gates and Warren Buffett were already a part of, named ' The Giving Pledge'. The club involves a group of billionaires who promise to donate a major share of their wealth.

What awards has Brian Chesky won?

Being a famous entrepreneur, Brian Chesky has received various awards, among which, a few very important ones were awarded to him in 2015, 2016, and 2018. These three years posed to be a very crucial time for the CEO. Brian was elected to be among others in the Forbes list of America's richest entrepreneurs who are under 40. He was the headliner for the 100 most influential people in Times magazine in the same year. Brian Chesky was nominated as an Ambassador of Global Entrepreneurship by the president of America, Barack Obama in May of the same year too. In 2016, he was enlisted in the Youngest Forbes 400 list. In 2018, he was named the 'Bay Area Executive of the Year' by Business Times.

Brian Chesky’s Hobbies And Interests

Brian Chesky was interested in drawing replicas of paintings, design, art, and redesigning toys and shoes. Eventually, he even developed an interest in landscape design and architecture.

Other Interesting Brian Chesky Facts And Trivia

  • Airbnb homes accommodated more than 120,000 people during the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
  • Brian Chesky, the co-founder of Airbnb, officially announced that Airbnb would be an official sponsor of the 2016 Summer Olympics in 2015.
  • Many people even believe that his interest in charity work was a result of his parents' influence, as they were social workers.
  • The third co-founder of Airbnb, Nathan Blecharczyk, is a Harvard graduate.
  • He is of American nationality.
  • Brian was just 27 years old when he founded Airbnb.
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Brian Chesky Birthday & Fun Facts Facts

Birth Name

Brian Chesky

Date of Birth




Place of Birth

Niskayuna, New York



170 cm

Eye Color

Hazel Green


Industrial Designer, Entrepreneur


Rhode Island School of Design (RISD)

Net Worth



Elissa Patel


Deborah Chesky, Robert H. Chesky
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Written by Akinwalere Olaleye

Bachelor of Arts specializing in English Literature

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