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Brian Chesky didn’t know much about tech before starting Airbnb.

The now 39-year-old CEO majored in industrial design in college, and dabbled in hockey and bodybuilding in his 20s. But now, he’s grown an idea that stemmed from overbooked hotels into a multi-billion-dollar startup, and has become one of Silicon Valley’s key players.

On Monday, Airbnb publicly revealed its paperwork for an initial public offering, slated to be one of the most highly anticipated IPOs of the year. 

Here’s how the Brian Chesky, an upstate New York native, became one of the richest young tech founders in America.

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Chesky grew up in Niskayuna, New York, north of Albany. He was into hockey, and he also liked to draw and design new versions Nike sneakers, which turned into an interest in art.

Source: Fortune

Chesky’s high school yearbook quote was “I’m sure I’ll amount to nothing.” He thought it was funny — his dad didn’t.

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“Earlier this year, he was happy to find out I’d be speaking at both my high school and college as the commencement speaker,” Chesky 

Source:: Businessinsider – Tech


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