Bob Guccione, Jr.

Bob Guccione, Jr.

Publisher and Founder of Spin and Gear Publications
Born Sep 19, 1955

Robert Charles Guccione, Jr. is the eldest son of Penthouse founder Bob Guccione. He is best known for founding music magazine Spin.

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1955 Birth Born on September 19, 1955.


1978 22 Years Old In 1978, after two attempts at going into the publishing business on his own, the young, London-raised Guccione, Jr. went to work for Penthouse publisher General Media International, a company owned by his father, Penthouse founder Bob Guccione. … Read More
1985 29 Years Old In 1985, with a loan from his father, he launched Spin.


1987 31 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1987, his father abruptly shut down the magazine after General Media experienced a financial dip. … Read More


1997 41 Years Old Guccione Jr. sold Spin to Vibe in 1997, and shortly thereafter founded Gear, which published until 2003. … Read More
1998 42 Years Old Gear debuted in September 1998, with actress Peta Wilson on the cover. … Read More


2007 51 Years Old In 2007, Guccione was ousted as CEO, in what was described by the New York Post as "a falling-out over philosophical differences with his financial backers about how to run the company." … Read More
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