Airbnb (ABNB)

Learn everything you need to know about Airbnb and find links to beginner-friendly guides that show you the best way to invest in it.
Updated: Nov 30, 2022

About Airbnb

What is Airbnb?

Airbnb is a marketplace that connects property owners with people looking for a place to stay. Founded in California in 2008 by Brian Chesky, Nathan Blecharczyk, and Joe Gebbia the company originally started as a way for its co-founders to make some extra money by renting out an air mattress in their apartment.

Airbnb has come a long way since and now operates in more than 200 countries around the world, spanning more than 100,000 cities and with over 6 million listings. Its business model is simple and utilises technology to capitalise on peer-to-peer rentals. Anyone with a spare room, house, apartment or even castle can list it on the Airbnb marketplace. Travellers looking for a place to stay for the short or long term can search based on specific criteria before booking. Airbnb acts like a middleman and takes a cut of the transaction.

How does Airbnb make money?

It takes a cut from all transactions made on its marketplace. Homeowners list their properties on the Airbnb app and renters book stays. Airbnb charges a commission between 3% – 5% and is paid by the property owner. There is also a service fee paid by the renter which covers Airbnb’s costs for running the platform, providing a service, and providing support. This varies depending on location, property type, and other factors, but on average, is under 14%.

What is Airbnb’s best selling service?

Its best selling service is its marketplace used by renters and property owners. Airbnbs largest source of revenue is fees applied to all reservations made on its app. It charges homeowners a small fee of approximately 3% – 5% and renters a service fee which on average is around 14%.

Who are the key executives at Airbnb?

Co-founder, Brian Chesky is Aribnb’s CEO. His fellow co-founders, Nathan Blecharczyk and Joe Gebbia are also part of the leadership team. Here’s a selection of some of the company’s key executives.

  • Brian Chesky. Chief Executive Officer
  • Nathan Blecharczyk. Chief Strategy Officer
  • Joe Gebbia. Chairman of
  • Ari Balogh. Chief Technology Officer
  • David Stephensen. Chief Financial Officer
  • Rich Bear. Chief Legal Officer

Where can I buy shares in Airbnb?

You can buy Airbnb stock on a stock trading platform. These platforms are extremely simple to use but there are different options to suit your specific needs. If you are a first-time investor you might want to use a trading platform for beginners, while if you plan on doing a lot of trading from your phone, a stock trading app might be best.

Are there any other ways to invest in Airbnb?

The simplest way to invest in Airbnb is to buy shares through a stock broker. However, you can also invest through an ETF or a fund. The best ETFs allow you to invest in the stock market more generally rather than focus on one company.

Airbnb is part of the NASDAQ index, so you can invest in an ETF that tracks that index, or choose a technology ETF that lets you own a basket of related stocks from the same industry.

More about the ABNB price

What is the Airbnb stock price today?

The ABNB stock price today is currently $96.63, as of November 2022. The price of Airbnb isdown 43% in 2022. You can use the live Airbnb stock chart to track the NASDAQ:ABNB price in real time above, or compare the Airbnb value today to its past performance using the Airbnb financials tab at the top of this page.

What is the 52-week low for Airbnb stock?

The 52-week low for Airbnb stock is $86.71. ABNB stock is currently 11% above the 52-week low.

What is the 52-week high for Airbnb stock?

The 52-week high for Airbnb stock was $191.73. ABNB stock is currently 49.64% below the 52-week high.

What is the stock forecast for Airbnb?

The average Airbnb stock forecast has a price target of $125 by the end of 2023. Airbnb’s latest financial results, the broader economic outlook, and the industry’s competition all influence these forecasts.

It’s best to take analyst forecasts with a grain of salt but you can use their estimates to help you understand the weight of opinion about a stock.

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Prash Raval
Financial Writer
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