Adam Neumann Biography
(Co-founder of WeWork)
Birthday: March 7, 1979 (Pisces)
Born In: Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel
Adam Neumann is a noted Israeli-American businessman, best known as the co-founder of WeWork. Born in Israel, he spent a lot of his formative years in Kibbutz Nir Am, eventually joining the Israeli Navy at the age of seventeen. At twenty-two, he moved to New York City, USA, where in the following year he joined Zicklin School of Business at Baruch College. Concurrently, he started his business, first in women’s footwear and then in baby clothes, failing in each of them. Eventually, he dropped out of college to concentrate on his business, opening his first shared-workspace business, Green Desk, with his friend Miguel McKelvey at the age of twenty-nine. Two years later, he co-founded WeWork with his wife Rebekah and friend Miguel, serving as its CEO from 2010 to 2019, turning it into a $47 billion company within a decade. Although he had to step down from his post in September 2019, he continues to serve on its board as the non-executive chairman.