Joe Gebbia is famous as an American designer and Internet entrepreneur. Joe Gebbia is the co-founder of peer-to-peer home and apartment rental Company Airbnb established in 2008. Soon in 2009, he was listed in Business Week’s Top 20 Best Young Tech Entrepreneurs.
In 2010, Joe Gebbia was named in Inc. Magazine’s Thirty under Thirty. In 2013, he was named in Fortune Magazine’s Forty-under-Forty. As the Chief product officer (CPO), Joe Gebbia promoted Airbnb business into the travel experience in 2015. At the same time, Gebbia expanded in new markets in Africa and Cuba.
Personal Life of Joe:
Joe Gebbia was born as Joseph Gebbia Jr. on 21st August 1981 in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S. to Eileen and Joe Gebbia. He has a sister named Kimberly Gebbia.
Early Education of Joe:
Joe Gebbia studied at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD). As a student of RISD, Gebbia met Brian Chesky, one of the co-founders of Airbnb. Gebbia earned the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Graphic Design and Industrial Design in 2005. Joe Gebbia also completed his business coursework at Brown University and MIT.
After Joe Gebbia’s graduation, from RISD, he worked at the Chronicle Books in San Francisco. In the meantime, Brian Chesky moved to Los Angeles. Joe Gebbia convinced Brian Chesky to move to San Francisco. Gebbia had an excellent idea of starting a business in 2007. Both Joe and Brian quit their work so their landlord raised their rent. The duo was very much in need of money.
Family of Joe:
Father of Joe:
Joe Gebbia Sr.
Mother of Joe:
Sister of Joe:
Joe Gebbia Jr. Is still single and lives in San Francisco, California.
Net Worth of Joe:
According to Forbes, Joe Gebbia is net worth $3.8 Billion as of present. He was ranked at the 474th spot in the Forbes list of world billionaires in 2017. He ranked at 168th spot as the richest American. He was ranked at the 4th spot in the world list of richest entrepreneurs under the age of 40. He ranked at 194th spot in the Forbes list of 400 billionaires. He is the 60th richest guy in Tech.
Joe Gebbia serves on the Board of Trustees of his alma mater, the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD). In 2014, he donated US$300,000 to RISD to establish a US$50,000 term scholarship and an endowed fund.