Brian Chesky is an American businessman, and industrial designer. He is the co-founder and CEO of the peer to peer lodging service Airbnb. Chesky was named one of Time's "100 Most Influential People of 2015". He got the idea for Airbnb in 2007 when he faced some financial difficulties. Chesky and his roommates needed cash so they decided to rent their apartment. Ultimately, this led to the birth of Airbnb which grew gradually and gave better opportunities to travelers looking for a place to stay.