Why Tesla added Joe Gebbia to board of directors: 10 Facts to Know

By Satyajit 29/09/2022

Facts No. 10

Joe Gebbia is an American billionaire designer and Internet entrepreneur.

Facts No. 9

Joe Gebbia is a co-founder of Airbnb. He was born on 21 August 1981 in Atlanta, Georgia, United States.

Facts No. 8

On Wednesday, Tesla added Joe Gebbia, co-founder of Airbnb as an independent member to Tesla’s board of directors.

Facts No. 7

Adding Joe Gebbia to the Tesla board may help Tesla avoid further conflict with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Facts No. 6

Joe Gebbia had been with Airbnb since its earliest days in 2007.

Facts No. 5

Joe Gebbia stepped down from his operating role at the short-term rentals juggernaut in July 2022.

Facts No. 4

Joe Gebbia remains on the Airbnb board and serves as chair of Airbnb.

Facts No. 3

Joe Gebbia’s addition to the Tesla board follows the departure of Oracle CTO and chair Larry Ellison.

Facts No. 2

Tesla added Ellison and former Walgreens Boots Alliance exec Kathleen Wilson Thompson to the board in December 2018.

Facts No. 1

Tesla stated through blog post, Gebbia has “waived entitlement to cash compensation” until further notice, and waived “equity compensation until July 2023”.

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