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Tesla Adds Airbnb Co-Founder Gebbia to Its Board After Ellison Exit

  • Addition of Gebbia brings Tesla’s board to eight directors
  • Gebbia had texted with Musk during carmaker’s go-private saga
Joe Gebbia
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Tesla Inc. is adding Airbnb co-founder Joe Gebbia to its board just over three months after Larry Ellison stepped down as an independent director. 

The Austin, Texas-based company now has eight directors, including Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk and his brother, Kimbal. Tesla disclosed Gebbia’s appointment Wednesday in a securities filing, noting it was effective as of Sept. 25.