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# 303 Joe Gebbia 


Real Time Net Worth
as of 5/27/2024
$94 (0.00%)

# 303 Joe Gebbia 


Real Time Net Worth
as of 5/27/2024
$94 (0.00%)
OccupationCofounder, Airbnb
Source of WealthAirbnb
ResidenceAustin, Texas
Marital StatusIn Relationship
EducationBS, Rhode Island School of Design
Age-Adjusted Net Worth$28.9B
Joe Gebbia
Joe Gebbia
United States
Net worth: $8.55B

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Wealth History

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Early Life and Education

Joseph Gebbia Jr. was born on August 21, 1981, in Atlanta, Georgia.
He grew up in Lawrenceville, Georgia, with his sister Kimberly.
During high school at Brookwood High School, he explored various artistic disciplines like ceramics, photography, and jewelry metalsmithing.
Gebbia attended the Governor’s Honor’s Program, where he discovered his passion for art and decided to pursue it further.
He enrolled at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), graduating in 2005 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Graphic Design and Industrial Design.

Career Beginnings

After graduating from RISD, Gebbia moved to San Francisco and worked as a designer for Chronicle Books.
He also founded Ecolect, a green-design website, showcasing his interest in sustainability.
In 2008, Gebbia co-founded Airbnb with Brian Chesky and Nathan Blecharczyk after facing challenges paying rent.

Ventures and Investments

Gebbia launched Neighborhood, a modular office furniture business, in May 2017.
He has invested in ventures such as The Helm, Artsy, Nebia, Stark Bank, and Vimcal.
In 2022, Gebbia acquired a minority ownership stake in the San Antonio Spurs basketball team.

Personal Life

Gebbia resides in Austin, Texas, and owns a minimalist-style home.
He shares his home with a rescue dog named Bélo.

How long would it take you to become as rich as Joe Gebbia?

If you started with $10,000 and invested an additional $500 each month at a 44.02% CAGR, it would take you 5 years to reach Joe Gebbia's net worth of $8.55B.

Is this realistic? It depends how closely the VIX-TA-Macro Advanced model performs to its history in the future. Since Grizzly Bulls launched on January 1, 2022, it's returned 42.57% compared to 11.75% for the S&P 500 benchmark.

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Joe Gebbia is very wealthy, but what's stopping you from reaching that same level of success? As summarized in our five fundamental rules to wealth building, becoming wealthy in a modern capitalist economy is not complicated. There's actually only three variables:

  1. Your starting capital
  2. Your earnings after expenses
  3. The compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of your savings

Most people start with zero or very little, so if you weren't born into wealth, don't fret! The majority of the fortunate folks listed in our Grizzly Bulls’ Billionaires Index came from middle class or lower backgrounds. The most distinguishing characteristic of the group is their ability to consistently earn a high CAGR on their savings.

Every billionaire has a unique strategy to achieve high CAGR. For Joe Gebbia, Airbnb is the primary source. Whether you choose to invest your savings in your own businesses or the businesses of others is not as important. The salient piece of the puzzle is ensuring that your hard-earned savings are generating sufficient CAGR to reach your long term goals.

Most people simply invest their money in index funds and call it a day. There's nothing wrong with this approach, but it guarantees relative mediocrity. To achieve greatness, you need to invest your money to earn higher than average returns. In the long run, better investors will always finish ahead of better earners.

Source: Grizzly Bulls reporting

Methodology: Grizzly Bulls' Billionaires Index is a daily ranking of the world's billionaires and richest people. Grizzly Bulls strives to provide the most accurate net worth calculations available. We pull data from public equity markets, SEC filings, public real estate records, and other reputable sources.

The index is dynamic and updates daily at the close of U.S. stock market trading based on changes in the markets, economy, and updates to Grizzly Bulls' proprietary algorithm of personal wealth calculation. Stakes in public companies are tracked daily based on the relevant closing prices of the underlying securities. Additionally, stakes in private companies, cash, real estate, and other less easily valued assets are updated periodically through careful analysis of insider transactions, comparable public company sales / EBITDA multiples, etc.

Edited by: Lee Bailey