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    A sharing-economy pioneer shares more with hosts.

    In the gig economy, fees charged by the “platform” companies can make a big dent in users’ income. But people who rent out their homes via Airbnb, the lodging juggernaut, keep up to 97% of the cost of the rental (that compares with 70% to 80% at ride-sharing companies). That generosity empowers hosts who need the money, and it hasn’t stopped Airbnb from becoming profitable.

    Company Information

    Impact Segment
    Economic Opportunity/Financial Inclusion
    Sector
    Technology
    Industry
    Internet Services & Retailing
    CEO
    Brian Chesky
    Websitehttp://www.airbnb.com
    Employees-
    Company Type
    Private
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