Joe Gebbia

Joe Gebbia

$4.2B
  • Joe Gebbia cofounded peer-to-peer room and home rental company Airbnb with Brian Chesky and Nathan Blecharczyk in 2008.
  • Gebbia and Chesky met in college at Rhode Island School of Design.
  • Before becoming chief product officer of Airbnb, Gebbia initially wanted to pursue fine art painting and host gallery shows in New York City.
  • An art student, Gebbia started a company called CritBuns, which sold cushions designed for artists to sit on during long drawing or painting sessions.
  • More than 500 million people have used Airbnb, which operates in over 100,000 cities in 191 countries.

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