Airbnb is in the business of connectionoffering millions of places to stay and tens of thousands of handcrafted activities, all powered by local hosts. An economic empowerment engine, Airbnb has helped millions of hosts delight guests by providing unique travel experiences, entire homes with private amenities, and immersion in local communities while keeping the financial benefits of tourism with the people who make it happen. With more than 800 million guest arrivals to date, and accessible in 62 languages and dialects across 220+ countries and regions, Airbnb promotes human connection, community and trust around the world.

Founders

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Brian Chesky

Co-founder & CEO

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Joe Gebbia

Co-founder & Head of Samara

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Nathan Blecharczyk

Co-Founder, CSO, Chairman of Airbnb China

Fast Facts

5.6 million

active listings worldwide (as of Sept. 30, 2020)

100,000

cities with active Airbnb listings (as of Sept. 30, 2020)

220+

countries and regions with Airbnb listings (as of Sept. 30, 2020)


In 2008, Brian Chesky, Joe Gebbia, and Nate Blecharczyk founded Airbnb. The first listing was in Brian and Joe's apartment on Rausch Street in San Francisco.
In 2008, Brian Chesky, Joe Gebbia, and Nate Blecharczyk founded Airbnb. Brian and Joe were our first hosts and their Rausch Street apartment in San Francisco was our first listing. We have since grown from 2 hosts to more than 4 million (as of Sept. 30, 2020)
Airbnb offers 90,000 cabins, 40,000 farms, 24,000 tiny homes, 5,600 boats, 3,500 castles, 2,800 yurts, 2,600 treehouses, 1,600 private islands, 300 lighthouses, and 140 igloos (as of Sept. 30, 2020)

800M+

Airbnb guest arrivals all-time (as of Sept. 30, 2020)

4M+

hosts on Airbnb (as of Sept. 30, 2020)

$110+ billion

earned by hosts, all-time (as of Oct 2020)

$7,900

average annual earnings per host (as of Sept. 30, 2020)

FALL 2007

Brian and Joe host Airbed & Breakfast’s first guests

MARCH 2008

Airbed & Breakfast officially launches during SXSW. Two bookings!

AUGUST 2008

The Airbed & Breakfast website launches in time for the Democratic National Convention and gets 80 bookings

August 2008

We launch Payments, our bespoke payments platform which in 2019 processed about $70 billion in guest and host transactions in over 40 currencies

MARCH 2009

Airbed & Breakfast officially changes its name to Airbnb and expands beyond rooms to offer apartments, whole homes and vacation rentals

NOVEMBER 2010

Airbnb launches our app and Instant Book feature

Summer 2011

Airbnb begins our international expansion with opening of our German office

MAY 2012

Airbnb introduces our $1M Host Guarantee

JUNE 2012

Airbnb launches our Wish Lists feature

NOVEMBER 2012

In response to Hurricane Sandy, Airbnb partners with New York City to house displaced residents and launches our Disaster Relief Tool

SUMMER 2013

Airbnb opens our 888 Brannan Street HQ, a few blocks from our first listing on Rausch Street

JULY 2014

Airbnb introduces the Belo

MARCH 2015

Airbnb becomes the official alternative accommodations provider for 2016 Rio Games

APRIL 2015

Airbnb launches in Cuba

NOVEMBER 2016

Airbnb launches Experiences

FEBRUARY 2017

Airbnb airs our #weaccept Super Bowl ad to protest the US travel ban

MARCH 2017

Airbnb Launches our Chinese brand, Aibiying

March 2019

Airbnb formally agrees to acquire Hotel Tonight

November 2019

Announcement of Airbnb’s 10-year partnership with the International Olympic Committee

March 2020

Airbnb launches Frontline Stays to safely house medical workers and other first responders during the COVID-19 pandemic

April 2020

Airbnb launches Online Experiences in response to our hosts needing a way to make up for lost earnings

June 2020

Airbnb launches our Enhanced Cleaning Protocol to help hosts and guests book with confidence

June 2020

In partnership with Color Of Change, Airbnb announces Project Lighthouse, a groundbreaking effort to help fight discrimination

September 2020

Airbnb launches City Portal, a one-stop shop for local governments to help them understand and enforce responsible home sharing

2007
FALL 2007

Brian and Joe host Airbed & Breakfast’s first guests

2008
MARCH 2008

Airbed & Breakfast officially launches during SXSW. Two bookings!

AUGUST 2008

The Airbed & Breakfast website launches in time for the Democratic National Convention and gets 80 bookings

August 2008

We launch Payments, our bespoke payments platform which in 2019 processed about $70 billion in guest and host transactions in over 40 currencies

2009
MARCH 2009

Airbed & Breakfast officially changes its name to Airbnb and expands beyond rooms to offer apartments, whole homes and vacation rentals

2010
NOVEMBER 2010

Airbnb launches our app and Instant Book feature

2011
Summer 2011

Airbnb begins our international expansion with opening of our German office

2012
MAY 2012

Airbnb introduces our $1M Host Guarantee

JUNE 2012

Airbnb launches our Wish Lists feature

NOVEMBER 2012

In response to Hurricane Sandy, Airbnb partners with New York City to house displaced residents and launches our Disaster Relief Tool

2013
SUMMER 2013

Airbnb opens our 888 Brannan Street HQ, a few blocks from our first listing on Rausch Street

2014
JULY 2014

Airbnb introduces the Belo

2015
MARCH 2015

Airbnb becomes the official alternative accommodations provider for 2016 Rio Games

APRIL 2015

Airbnb launches in Cuba

2016
NOVEMBER 2016

Airbnb launches Experiences

2017
FEBRUARY 2017

Airbnb airs our #weaccept Super Bowl ad to protest the US travel ban

MARCH 2017

Airbnb Launches our Chinese brand, Aibiying

2019
March 2019

Airbnb formally agrees to acquire Hotel Tonight

November 2019

Announcement of Airbnb’s 10-year partnership with the International Olympic Committee

2020
March 2020

Airbnb launches Frontline Stays to safely house medical workers and other first responders during the COVID-19 pandemic

April 2020

Airbnb launches Online Experiences in response to our hosts needing a way to make up for lost earnings

June 2020

Airbnb launches our Enhanced Cleaning Protocol to help hosts and guests book with confidence

June 2020

In partnership with Color Of Change, Airbnb announces Project Lighthouse, a groundbreaking effort to help fight discrimination

September 2020

Airbnb launches City Portal, a one-stop shop for local governments to help them understand and enforce responsible home sharing