It's no surprise that Airbnb clinched the No. 2 spot on this year's CNBC Disruptor 50 list. The global growth of the home-sharing giant, valued at $25.5 billion, continues to impress, painting an interesting picture of the Silicon Valley unicorn's expansion: It's become much less about the U.S. market.
The United States makes up just 16 percent of Airbnb's listings globally, with just two of the top 10 markets — New York City and Los Angeles. From March 2015 to March 2016, New York grew by 38 percent and Los Angeles by 32 percent, according to data from Beyond Pricing, a dynamic pricing service that helps hosts figure out how to price their listing.
But that's nothing compared to what's occurring overseas.
"Their expansion into Europe was spectacular," said Airbnb board member Alfred Lin, a partner at venture capital firm Sequoia Capital. "It is amazing to see this company grow up the way it has."