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# 302 Joe Gebbia $7.60B

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Overview

Gebbia is co-founder of Airbnb, the room-sharing service with six million listings in 100,000 towns and cities worldwide. The San Francisco-based publicly traded company has had more than a billion guests since it was founded in 2008. Gebbia said in July 2022 that he'd resign from his full-time role at the company.

As of :
Last change +$372M ( +5.2%)
YTD change +$1.65B ( +27.7%)
Biggest asset ABNB US Equity
Country / Region United States
Age 41
Industry Services
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The majority of Gebbia's fortune is derived from his stake in Airbnb, an online marketplace for travel services. Gebbia founded the company in 2008 with Nathan Blecharczyk and Brian Chesky. It had six million listings in 100,000 towns and cities worldwide as of March 2022, according to the company's website.

Gebbia owns about 57 million shares in the company, according to regulatory filings from November and December 2022.

Airbnb's press office didn't respond to emailed requests for comment on Gebbia's net worth.

Biography

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Family: Unknown, No children

Gebbia was born on Aug. 21, 1981. After graduating from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2005 he moved to San Francisco and ended up renting a flat with classmate Brian Chesky. Running short of rent in October 2007 they sold sleeping spaces in their apartment and decided to commercialize the idea.

After being joined by engineer and co-founder Nathan Blecharczyk, the trio started a website in August 2008 and were accepted into startup incubator Y Combinator in 2009. A year later they received their first round of venture capital funding. The company's December 2020 initial public offering was the biggest-ever of its kind in the U.S. at that time.

In July 2022, Gebbia announced that he's stepping back from his full-time role as chief strategy officer to spend more time with his family and explore new projects. The first new venture will be “a startup called parenthood, at which I’ll be taking on the role of Dad,” he wrote in a public letter. He also joined the board of Tesla Inc.

He and the two other co-founders joined the Giving Pledge in June 2016.

Milestones
  • 1981 Joe Gebbia is born.
  • 2005 Graduates from Rhode Island School of Design.
  • 2007 Rents out airbeds in his San Francisco apartment.
  • 2008 Airbnb is founded.
  • 2009 Company joins startup incubator Y Combinator.
  • 2011 Actor Ashton Kutcher invests in Airbnb.
  • 2016 Signs the Giving Pledge.
  • 2016 Funding round values Airbnb at $30 billion.
  • 2020 Airbnb files for IPO, releasing its S1 filing