What is Brian Chesky's net worth? CEO says Airbnb will house 100K Ukraine refugees for free

'The greatest need we have is for more people who can offer their homes in nearby countries, including Poland, Germany, Hungary, and Romania,' Chesky tweeted


                            What is Brian Chesky's net worth? CEO says Airbnb will house 100K Ukraine refugees for free
Airbnb co-founder and CEO Brian Chesky talked about the refugee situation on Twitter(Twitter/ @AP/@BrianChesky)
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Airbnb said on Monday, 28 February, it is providing free short-term housing for up to 100,000 Ukrainian refugees fleeing their country after Russia launched its attack.

The homestay company will fund these stays and hosts donations under Airbnb.org Refugee Fund. Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky posted on Twitter, “Airbnb and Airbnb.org are working with our Hosts to house up to 100,000 refugees fleeing from Ukraine, for free." According to The Associated Press, around 500,000 left Ukraine since the war began. In United Nations, Ukraine’s ambassador said that Ukraine still expects a diplomatic resolution with Russia.

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“We need help to meet this goal,” Airbnb co-founder and CEO Brian Chesky said on Twitter. “The greatest need we have is for more people who can offer their homes in nearby countries, including Poland, Germany, Hungary, and Romania,” Chesky tweeted.


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Airbnb launched a nonprofit establishment and will work with immigration agencies and NGOs to help Ukrainian refugees across the world. Their livelihood in Airbnb will be funded by people donating on Airbnb.org’s Refugee Fund.

What is Brian Chesky's net worth?

Brian Chesky's net worth is $12.6 billion, according to Forbes' most recent calculations. Chesky owns about 67.2 million shares in Airbnb, according to a May 2021 filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission, reports Bloomberg. He owns an additional 9.2 million stock options.

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Brian Chesky was born on August 29, 1981, in Niskayuna, New York, to Deborah and Robert H Chesky. His father is of Polish descent and mother is of Italian origin. Chesky's parents were both social workers. He has a younger sister, Allison.

Afghan refugees

Airbnb worked on Afghanistan’s refugees after the Taliban took the country. Airbnb claimed that it planned to arrange free, short-term accommodation to 40,000 Afghan refugees however it crossed double the initial goal of 20,000 announced in August 2021. Airbnb said last week that they have accommodated 21,300 Afghan refugees. Airbnb.org has worked for around 54,000 refugees and those who granted refuge from countries like Syria, Venezuela. The company functions in more than 220 countries. Its Airbnb.org refugee fund started last year.

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The UN refugee agency said that Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has disturbed normalcy and forced civilians to flee their homes in Ukraine. If the war continues more than 4.5 million could flee from their homes, however, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has stopped men above 18 to flee from them and contribute to the war as a soldier. Ukraine’s interior ministry said the number of civilians who lost their life due to war has risen to 352 with more to follow.
 

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