Airbnb's Billionaire CEO Brian Chesky Criticizes Executive Order, Offers Free Housing to Refugees

Airbnb's Billionaire CEO Brian Chesky Criticizes Executive Order, Offers Free Housing to Refugees

Airbnb will offer free housing to refugees and anyone not allowed in the U.S.

  • That’s according to the company’s cofounder and CEO Brian Chesky, whomade the offer earlier today. “Not allowing countries or refugees into America is not right, and we must stand with those who are affected,” Chesky tweeted at 8:35 pm E.T. Saturday evening.

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The Rise of the Professional Airbnb Investor

The Rise of the Professional Airbnb Investor

In 2012, Jon Wheatley bought a $40,000 apartment in Las Vegas so that he could rent it out on Airbnb

“I was surprised by just how cheap real estate was in Las Vegas,” says the British-born Wheatley. “I didn’t want to live in Vegas, and I wasn’t planning on being there very much. So when I looked at Airbnb, it looked almost too good to be true.” 

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Your Guide To hosting success on Airbnb

Your Guide To hosting success on Airbnb

A lot of websites out there offer advice to Airbnb hosts. But here at Airbnb, we know the truth: The real experts on hosting—those with the best tips for giving guests a great experience, navigating our site, and enjoying the process—are hosts themselves. Seventy-eight percent of the people who share their homes, apartments, cabins, and cabanas on Airbnb have an average rating of 4.5 stars or higher. 

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How to make a killing on Airbnb - Fast Company

How to make a killing on Airbnb - Fast Company

There is perhaps no greater example of how lucrative the sharing economy can be than Airbnb. In the six years since its launch the website that lets anyone rent out their homes has propelled its founders—Brian Chesky, Nathan Blecharczyk, and Joe Gebbia—onto this year's Forbes billionaires list with estimated fortunes of $1.9 billion each. That’s to say nothing of the company’s rumored $20 billion valuation, partly due to the fact that Airbnb now has over one million listings in 190 countries.

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