Brian Chesky, Nathan Blecharczyk, Joe Gebbia

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  • Age
    35, 34, 35
  • Title
    CEO; Cofounders
  • Company

Possibly the only founding trio to remain in charge of a startup of this size nine years in, CEO Chesky, chief product officer Gebbia, and chief strategy officer Blecharczyk have steered Airbnb through its most eventful year yet. It launched a new platform for “experiences”; reached a detente with San Francisco; became profitable; launched a new brand in China; and saw its valuation climb to $31 billion.

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List Debut2012 (Chesky); 2013