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Elissa Patel Biography

Updated On 18 Jan, 2023 Published On 14 Dec, 2020
Elissa Patel

Facts of Elissa Patel

Date of Birth :
Age : 33 years old
Family Name : Patel
Birth Country : United States
Birth Sign : Libra
Height : 5 Feet 7 Inch

Relationship short Statistics of Elissa Patel

What is Elissa Patel marital status ? ( married,single, in relation or divorce): Married
How many children does Elissa Patel have ? (name): 0 Children
Is Elissa Patel having any relationship affair ?: Yes1 affair
Is Elissa Patel Lesbian ? No

Elissa Patel, also known as Elissa Patel Waverly, is an Indian-American fashion designer who gained recognition because of her better half, Brian Chesky. He has been the CEO of Airbnb IPO Brian Chesky. People recognize her as a lover of Chesky rather than being the pioneer of East Darjeeling. Besides this, she is an artist who crafts floral headpieces through her company Eastdarjeeling.

Who Is Elissa Patel's Boyfriend?

Elissa Patel is not single. She has been dating Airbnb co-founder Brian Chesky. In an interview in 2015, Chesky said they met on Tinder in NYC, where the headquarters of Airbnb is located. The duo decided to take romance to the next level after understanding each other they started dating in 2015.

Elissa Patel, boyfriend, Brian Chesky. SOURCE: Instagram

To date, Elissa and her boyfriend, Brian, are still going strong. In the 2010s, Brian Chesky and Elissa Patel participated in a game show, "How Well Do We Know Each Other? " with CNT when they visited Delhi for the first time. 

While Patel took the opposite trajectory, Airbnb co-founder Brian Chesky transitioned from art to tech. The pair, nonetheless, make great travel buddies and artists together. Elisa is the one who never travels without her art supplies, even an easel, on occasion.

Her Instagram feed proves she engages herself in photographic works using elements symbolic of the destination in a colorful street of Cape Town. According to Brian, the most awkward travel moment was when they first met; Elissa decided to try an Airbnb while she attempted a boat in India.

As of January 2023, Elissa and Brian prefer to keep their relationship in the shadow of the public. Though they still follow each other on Instagram, Elissa and her boyfriend don't post pictures anymore and seem to have deleted photos of them from the photo-sharing platform. 

Likewise, Elissa and her boyfriend are not engaged or married yet. Patel and her man are busy looking after their careers and want to wait a while before making the big move. As Patel, herself said, she looks for sustainability in her work.

Elissa Patel Waverly - Net Worth, Career

Elissa Patel received the opportunity to work with the United Nations SS-GATE (South-South Global Assets and Technology Exchange) during her brief study at Shanghai University. It aids business growth in developing countries.

Patel works as an artist in New York City's East Darjeeling, a fashion accessories store. She owns an accessory boutique in East Darjeeling, where she crafts elegant and one-of-a-kind floral headpieces.

Elissa Patel, Indian-American dress designer.
SOURCE: Instagram

In 2011, she served in the McAfee consumer marketing division of Intel Corporation. She has teamed with brother Aamir to launch a clothing line of glow-in-the-dark apparel, LUM Apparel. 

Similarly, Patel served as an account executive at Palo Alto's WePay. From 2014 to 2015, she engaged with Frontback, a selfie app that shut down in 2015. From her career, the entrepreneur undoubtedly made a handsome amount of money. However, she has not disclosed her net worth to the media, but her estimated net worth is around $1 million, similar to Dondré Terrell Whitfield's net worth.

On the other hand, Patel's boyfriend, Brian Chesky, is an American businessman and industrial designer. He is the co-founder and CEO of Airbnb, a peer-to-peer accommodation service. Moreover, time magazine named Chesky one of the "100 Most Influential People of 2015." As of early 2023, the businessman holds a bulky net worth of $7.9 billion.

Elissa Patel Early Life, Wiki-Bio

Elissa Patel was born Elissa Patel Waverly in California on October 6, 1990, to Haresh and Vina Patel. Mrs. Elissa and her family switched from the Indian state of Gujurat to California as a child. Elissa grew up with her two siblings, and her younger brother, Aamir Patel, and her sister, Ravina Patel, are first-generation Indian-Americans. Similarly, Stephanie Ramirez also grew up with her two siblings. 


Notably, Elissa and her siblings follow their parent's footsteps, Haresh and Vina, engaged in the entrepreneurial field. Her father, Haresh Patel, has run a few Mercatus businesses in California. It is an investment banking firm specializing in the renewable energy sector.


Elissa Patel started her career in the 2010s.
SOURCE: Instagram


Elissa's mom Vina Patel belongs to the finance world background and authored a cookbook, From Gujurat With Love, filled with vegetarian recipes. Besides, gorgeous Elissa was the one who influenced her mom to pen her recipes into a cookbook. What's more?


Elissa Patel earned a degree in business, art, and the tech industry regarding academic qualifications. Patel graduated from The Harker School in 2008. After that, she joined Santa Clara University to study BS in marketing in 2012. Also, amidst her stay at Santa Clara, she took the opportunity to learn overseas in 2010.


Elissa learned the international business at the Imperial College of London and the Shanghai University of Finance and Economics. As a natural artist, Patel studied painting at the San Francisco Art Institute in 2016.

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Elissa Patel Affairs

  1. First Affair with Brian Chesky

    Elissa Patel has been dating the CEO of Airbnb Brian Chesky since 2013. Patel met her partner via dating site Tinder.

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