Brian Chesky

Cofounder, CEO, Airbnb

As cofounder and CEO, Brian Chesky has presided over the growth of Airbnb to 192 countries with over 500,000 listings. Airbnb has become a disruptive force in the stagnant hotel industry, a major driver behind what's now called the sharing economy, and, perhaps most significantly, proof of the value of design in the engineering-centric tech world.