My American Dream: Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky Is Worth $3 Billion But Still Rents Out His Own Home
Airbnb now has 2 million listings and more than 60 million users
Brian Chesky, the CEO of Airbnb, has come a long way from the days when he struggled to pay his rent in San Francisco.
Now worth an estimated $3 billion, Chesky, 34, found success after coming up with the bright idea of launching a website that allows people to rent out their homes.
Though Airbnb has since become a huge hit, Chesky still lives in his original apartment and rents it out through the site.
“I still live in the original Airbnb and I still Airbnb it so you can book it,” he tells PEOPLE. “It’s available throughout the year, you can book the couch for just like $50.”
He adds: “I just like hosting because I like to meet people and typically they are entrepreneurs themselves.”
And while Chesky has made a name for himself with the site, he doesn’t plan on moving out of his humble abode anytime soon.
“It’s nice to walk up the same stairs every year and open the same door and go to the same house and know that there’s something that hasn’t changed – it’s kind of grounding.”