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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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