Joe Gebbia is the co-founder of Airbnb and Samara, as well as chairman of Airbnb.org, his nonprofit brainchild providing housing to people in crisis. A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, where he received dual degrees in Graphic Design and Industrial Design, Joe’s creative instincts have uniquely shaped his entrepreneurship and social impact portfolio.
He is dedicated to fighting homelessness, promoting women and youth in athletics and education, and supporting refugees through the Malala Fund and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, among other organizations. Airbnb.org is currently assisting over 100,000 refugees of Ukraine. His educational efforts include an endowment to the visual arts and athletics at his alma mater, Brookwood High School, gifts of Airbnb shares to graduating students at the Brookwood Class of 2022 commencement, and a similar endowment at RISD to aid scholarship recipients.
A lifelong basketball fan, Joe is a member of the San Antonio Spurs investor group. He has further been named in BusinessWeek’s Top 20 Best Young Tech Entrepreneurs, Inc. Magazine’s Thirty under Thirty, Fortune’s Forty-under-Forty, and was named one of Fast Company’s Most Creative People.