Sean Parker Biography, Age, Wife, Email, Contacts, Cancer Foundation

Sean Parker is an American entrepreneur, investor and philanthropist, best known for co-founding the file-sharing computer service Napster

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Sean Parker Biography

Sean Parker is an American entrepreneur, investor and philanthropist, best known for co-founding the file-sharing computer service Napster, and serving as the first president of the social networking website Facebook.

Parker also co-founded Causes, Plaxo, Airtime.com, and Brigade, an online platform for civic engagement. He is the founder and chairman of the Parker Foundation, which focuses on global public health, life sciences and civic engagement.

Sean Parker Education

He attended Oakton High School in Fairfax County, Virginia for two years. He then transfered to Chantilly High School in 1996 for his junior and senior years. While there, he wrote a letter to the school administration and persuaded them to count the time he spent coding in the computer lab as a foreign language class.

As a result, towards the end of his senior year at Chantilly, he was mostly writing code and starting companies. He graduated in 1998.

While still in high school, Parker interned for Mark Pincus (the CEO of Zynga) at Pincus’s Washington D.C. startup FreeLoader. Parker won the Virginia state computer science fair for developing a Web crawler, and was recruited by the C.I.A.

Sean Parker Photo

By his senior year of high school, Parker was earning more than $80,000 a year through various projects, which was enough to convince his parents to allow him to skip college and pursue a career as an entrepreneur.

By his senior year of high school, Parker was earning more than $80,000 a year through various projects, which was enough to convince his parents to allow him to skip college and pursue a career as an entrepreneur.

As a child, Parker was an avid reader, which was the beginning of his lifelong autodidacticism. Several media profiles refer to him as a genius.

Parker considers his time at Napster to be his college education, calling it “Napster University,” since he became well-versed in intellectual property law, corporate finance, and entrepreneurship.

Sean Parker Age

He was born on December 3, 1979 in Herndon, Virginia, United States. He is 38 years old as of 2018.

Sean Parker Family

He is the son of Diane Parker, a TV advertising broker, and Bruce Parker, a U.S. government oceanographer. His father taught him how to program on an Atari 800 when he was seven.

Parker’s father, who put his family before his entrepreneurial dreams, told Parker “if you are going to take risks, take them early before you have a family.”

As a teenager, his hobbies were hacking and programming. One night, while Parker was hacking into the network of a Fortune 500 company, he was unable to log out after his father unplugged and confiscated his computer keyboard.

Because his IP address was exposed, F.B.I. agents tracked him down and since Parker was under 18, he was sentenced to community service.

Sean Parker Wife

In 2011, Parker became engaged to Alexandra Lenas, a singer-songwriter, and they got married in 2013.

The couple has two children; a daughter, Winter Victoria Parker, born on January 6, 2013, and a son, Zephyr Emerson Parker, born on December 1, 2014.

Sean Parker Wedding

Parker married Alexandra Lenas on June 1, 2013, in Big Sur, California, in a wedding at which every guest was given a Lord of the Rings style costume. The wedding purportedly cost $10 million to stage, though Parker describes this estimate as “WAY off base”.

Their wedding was the subject of an article in The Atlantic alleging environmental damage to the redwood forest. Parker responded in detail, highlighting his cooperation with the Save the Redwoods League throughout.

A required permit was not obtained and the venue from which he hired the space was not permitted to close the space to the public.

A California Coastal Commission spokesperson said “Mr. Parker, in essence, leased an ongoing Coastal Act violation when he leased the campground”.

As part of Parker’s settlement with the Commission, he gave $2.5M and created a beach-mapping app.

Former Coastal Commissioner Assemblyman Mark Stone said, “To be able to put money back into the same community that cares so much about coastal resources is a very positive thing.”

Sean Parker Napster

When Parker was 15 years old, he met 14-year-old Shawn Fanning over the Internet, where the two bonded over topics like theoretical physics and hacking.

A few years later, Parker and Fanning a student at Northeastern University, cofounded Napster, a free file-sharing service for music. Parker raised the initial $50,000, and they launched Napster in June 1999 and within a year, the service had tens of millions of users.

Napster was opposed by recording labels, the heavy metal band Metallica, the Recording Industry Association of America, among others. Lawsuits by various industry associations eventually shut down the service.

Napster has been named the fastest-growing business of all time, is credited with revolutionizing the music industry, and is considered by some to be a precursor to iTunes.

Sean Parker Plaxo

In November 2002, Sean Parker launched Plaxo, an online address book and social networking service that integrated with Microsoft Outlook.

Plaxo was an early social networking tool, which would later influence the growth of companies like Facebook, LinkedIn and Zynga. It was one of the first products to build virality into its launch, and that earned it 20 million users.

Two years after founding Plaxo, Parker was ousted by the company’s financiers, Ram Shriram and Sequoia Capital, in an acrimonious exit that reportedly involved the investors hiring private investigators to follow him.

Sean Parker Facebook

In 2004, Parker saw a site called “The Facebook” on the computer of his roommate’s girlfriend, who was a student at Stanford.

He had experience in the social networking industry as an early advisor to Friendster and its founder, Jonathan Abrams, for which he was given a small amount of stock in 2003.

Parker met with Eduardo Saverin and Mark Zuckerberg, and a few months later joined the five-month-old company as its president. According to Peter Thiel, Facebook’s first investor, Parker was the first to see potential in the company to be “really big,” and that “if Mark ever had any second thoughts, Sean was the one who cut that off.”

As president, Parker brought on Thiel as Facebook’s first investor and in the initial round of funding, he negotiated for Zuckerberg to retain three of Facebook’s five board seats, which gave Zuckerberg control of the company and allowed Facebook the freedom to remain a private company.

Parker is also said to have championed Facebook’s clean user interface and developed its photo-sharing function. Zuckerberg notes that “Sean was pivotal in helping Facebook transform from a college project into a real company.”

Sean Parker Arrest

In 2005 during a party, police entered and searched a vacation home Parker was renting and found cocaine. Parker was arrested on suspicion of drug possession, but was not charged. The event caused Facebook investors to pressure Parker into resigning as company president.

Even after him stepping down, he continued to be involved with Facebook’s growth and met regularly with Zuckerberg. The event was later dramatized in the movie The Social Network.

In 2017 during an interview with Axios, Parker expressed his concerns about the role of Facebook in society, saying that it “exploit[s] a vulnerability in human psychology” as it creates a “social-validation feedback loop”. He stated that he was “something of a conscientious objector” to using social media.

Sean Parker Net Worth

He has an estimated net worth of 2.7 billion USD as of 2018. In 2016, he was ranked #722 with a net worth of US$2.4 billion on the Forbes list of the world’s billionaires.

Sean Parker Email Address | Sean Parker Contact | Sean Parker Contact Information

His private contacts have not been disclosed to the public but you can reach him through his social media account.

Sean Parker House

Sean Parker Twitter

 

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