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# 274 Nathan Blecharczyk 


Real Time Net Worth
as of 5/18/2024
-$91.3M (-0.99%)

# 274 Nathan Blecharczyk 


Real Time Net Worth
as of 5/18/2024
-$91.3M (-0.99%)
OccupationCofounder and Chief Strategy Officer, Airbnb
Source of WealthAirbnb
ResidenceSan Francisco, California
Marital StatusMarried
EducationBS, Harvard University
Age-Adjusted Net Worth$35.8B
Nathan Blecharczyk
Nathan Blecharczyk
United States
Net worth: $9.26B

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Early Life and Education

Nathan Blecharczyk was born in 1983 in Boston, Massachusetts, to Sheila and Paul Steven Blecharczyk.
He attended Boston Latin Academy for high school, during which he started his own software business.
While studying computer science at Harvard University, Blecharczyk continued his entrepreneurial pursuits and earned enough to pay his tuition.
He was also on the business staff of The Harvard Crimson during his time at Harvard.


Blecharczyk began his career as an engineer at OPNET Technologies in 2005 and later served as a lead developer at Batiq in 2007.
In 2008, he co-founded Airbnb with Brian Chesky and Joe Gebbia, serving as the company's first chief technology officer.
He played a pivotal role in Airbnb's early funding by selling specially branded cereals to raise capital.
Overseeing the company's expansion, he facilitated Airbnb's entrance into Cuba in 2015.
Transitioning to chief strategy officer in 2017, Blecharczyk became chairman of Airbnb China, known as Aibiying, in October 2017.
During his tenure, Blecharczyk faced challenges regarding data sharing requests from Chinese government officials.

Personal Life

Nathan Blecharczyk resides in San Francisco, California.
He is married to Elizabeth Morey Blecharczyk, a neonatologist, and they have two children.

How long would it take you to become as rich as Nathan Blecharczyk?

If you started with $10,000 and invested an additional $500 each month at a 44.10% CAGR, it would take you 5 years to reach Nathan Blecharczyk's net worth of $9.26B.

Is this realistic? It depends how closely the VIX-TA-Macro Advanced model performs to its history in the future. Since Grizzly Bulls launched on January 1, 2022, it's returned 42.76% compared to 11.89% for the S&P 500 benchmark.

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Nathan Blecharczyk is very wealthy, but what's stopping you from reaching that same level of success? As summarized in our five fundamental rules to wealth building, becoming wealthy in a modern capitalist economy is not complicated. There's actually only three variables:

  1. Your starting capital
  2. Your earnings after expenses
  3. The compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of your savings

Most people start with zero or very little, so if you weren't born into wealth, don't fret! The majority of the fortunate folks listed in our Grizzly Bulls’ Billionaires Index came from middle class or lower backgrounds. The most distinguishing characteristic of the group is their ability to consistently earn a high CAGR on their savings.

Every billionaire has a unique strategy to achieve high CAGR. For Nathan Blecharczyk, Airbnb is the primary source. Whether you choose to invest your savings in your own businesses or the businesses of others is not as important. The salient piece of the puzzle is ensuring that your hard-earned savings are generating sufficient CAGR to reach your long term goals.

Most people simply invest their money in index funds and call it a day. There's nothing wrong with this approach, but it guarantees relative mediocrity. To achieve greatness, you need to invest your money to earn higher than average returns. In the long run, better investors will always finish ahead of better earners.

Source: Grizzly Bulls reporting

Methodology: Grizzly Bulls' Billionaires Index is a daily ranking of the world's billionaires and richest people. Grizzly Bulls strives to provide the most accurate net worth calculations available. We pull data from public equity markets, SEC filings, public real estate records, and other reputable sources.

The index is dynamic and updates daily at the close of U.S. stock market trading based on changes in the markets, economy, and updates to Grizzly Bulls' proprietary algorithm of personal wealth calculation. Stakes in public companies are tracked daily based on the relevant closing prices of the underlying securities. Additionally, stakes in private companies, cash, real estate, and other less easily valued assets are updated periodically through careful analysis of insider transactions, comparable public company sales / EBITDA multiples, etc.

Edited by: Lee Bailey