Bob Guccione, Jr.

publisher and founder of Spin and Gear publications Bob Guccione, Jr.

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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    FIFTIES
  • 2007
    Age 51
    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."
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  • FORTIES
  • 1998
    Age 42
    Gear debuted in September 1998, with actress Peta Wilson on the cover.
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  • 1997
    Age 41
    Guccione Jr. sold Spin to Vibe in 1997, and shortly thereafter founded Gear, which published until 2003.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1987
    Age 31
    Guccione Jr. found new investors and relaunched Spin in late 1987.
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    In 1987, his father abruptly shut down the magazine after General Media experienced a financial dip.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1985
    Age 29
    In 1985, with a loan from his father, he launched Spin.
  • 1978
    Age 22
    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.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1955
    Born
    Born on September 19, 1955.
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