Sean Parker, an American IT businessperson, entrepreneur, investor, and philanthropist, has many feathers in his cap. He co-founded Napster, an online music store along with Shawn Fanning and John Fanning, at the age of only 19. Sean’s interest in IT began at a young age. He is considered a genius and a self-made man, with a story that can inspire many.
In 2011, Parker got engaged to Alexandra Lenas, and they got married in 2013. The two have two children together, Winter Victoria Parker and Zephyr Emerson Parker.
After Napster, Parker launched Plaxo in 2002, an online address book, which he had to leave due to various conflicts with the shareholders.
Parker’s interest in music led him to invest in Spotify, in 2009. In June 2017, he left company’s Board of Directors but remains a part of it as an investor.
In 2011, Sean Parker and Shawn Fanning co-founded Airtime.com, a video chat site with live sharing and communication.
In 2013, Parker invested in WillCall, an app for music discovery and online ticketing, enabling people to reserve and pay for concert tickets online cross the cities in the U.S.
Sean In 2014, he backed Brigade, a political advocacy platform that demands action taken by politicians on behalf of ordinary people.
In 2004, he became one of the creative forces behind Facebook, the site that he came across by accident. Eventually, he became the first President of Facebook. In 2005, he was forced to step down as the President due to involvement in a drug bust.
In 2015, Parker launched his foundation, The Parker Foundation, designating $600 million for global health, civic engagement, and science. Parker Foundation announced a $250 million grant for establishing Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy, in April 2016.
Parked was ranked at 722 in Forbes list of the World’s Billionaires in 2016. At present, Sean Parker’s net worth is estimated $2.7 billion.
Ex-President of Facebook and billionaire has made most of his fortune from investing in early startups and shares in successful companies. His most noticeable achievements till date include his roles in Napster and Facebook.
He utilizes his enormous fortune for philanthropic purposes, which is why he founded The Parker Foundation.