Airbnb’s CEO Plans to Disrupt More Than Just the Hotel Industry

Brian Chesky is our Digital Executive of the Year

Chesky is particularly proud of Airbnb Trips, the company’s first travel app with rentals, restaurants and city guides. Courtesy Airbnb

In the span of eight years, Brian Chesky has taken an air mattress in San Francisco and blown it up into a multi-billion dollar business—only with much nicer beds.

This story first appeared in the March 20, 2017, issue of Adweek magazine. Click here to subscribe.
@martyswant Marty Swant is a former technology staff writer for Adweek.