Joe Gebbia was bornon 21 August 1981 in San Francisco, California, United States, is CPO & Cofounder, Airbnb, Inc.. Joe Gebbia is #586 in List Billionaires People In The World. 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. More than 260 million people have used Airbnb, which operates in 65,000 cities in more than 190 countries.
Great ideas, I think they usually start out as polarizing. They either really tug on somebody's emotions or a latent desire that they have that's never been answered before or they really perturb them in some way.
In May 2017, Gebbia launched a modular office furniture business called Neighborhood
In 2014, he donated US$300,000 to RISD to establish a US$50,000 term scholarship and an endowed fund
Magazine’s Thirty under Thirty, and 2013, he was named in Fortune Magazine’s Forty-under-Forty
He gave them their first round of seed funding in 2009
Gebbia convinced Chesky to move to San Francisco in 2007 to start a business together
He graduated in 2005 from the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, Rhode Island, where he received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Graphic Design and Industrial Design