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The three co-founders are among the youngest members to join the “Giving Pledge.”
Airbnb’s cofounders have taken the “sharing economy” concept even further by committing more than half of their fortunes to charity.
Brian Chesky, 34, Joe Gebbia, 34, and Nathan Blecharczyk, 32, and his wife, Elizabeth Blecharczyk, 32 announced on Wednesday that they each joined the Giving Pledge. The initiative tasks its members with donating more than 50 percent of their wealth in their lifetimes.
The global group, founded in 2010 by moguls Bill and Melinda Gates and Warren Buffett, now boasts 154 individuals and families. The founders of the home-sharing site are among the youngest of the bunch.
Chesky, the son of social worker parents who often hearkens Airbnb’s initial struggle to get noticed in the saturated San Francisco startup market, said he hopes to inspire future entrepreneurs.
“With this pledge, I want to help more kids realize the kind of journey I have had,” he said in a statement. “I want to show them that their dreams are not bounded by what they can see in front of them. Their limits are not so limited.”
Blecharczyk said he has “a responsibility to share our good fortune.”