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Sean Parker: Co-founder of Napster

Sean Parker: Co-founder of Napster

Sean Parker: Co-founder of Napster

Sean Parker is an American business visionary who is known for helping to establish Napster, a document sharing PC administration. He additionally helped to establish an online location book-Plaxo, a web based crusading stage Causes, a gathering video visit application, and a metro innovation stage Brigade Media. He was the principal leader of Facebook. He is the Founder and Chairman of his charitable firm, Parker Foundation. He was positioned #722 in the Forbes 2016 rundown of the world's very rich people with a total assets of $2.4 billion. As of January 2021, he has a total assets of $3 billion. 

Sean Parker-Biography 

Name Sean Parker
Born 3 December, 1979
Birthplace Herndon, Virginia, U.S.
Age 42 (2021)
Nationality American
Education Oakton High School; Chantilly High School
Profession Entrepreneur; Investor
Position President of Facebook; Chairman of Parker Foundation; Managing Partner at The Founders Fund
Founder at Parker Foundation
Co-founder at Napster; Airtime; Causes; Brigade
Net worth $3 billion (January 2021)
Board member of Spotify; Yammer
Father Bruce Parker
Mother Diane Parker
Marital Status Married (2013)
Spouse Alexandra Lenas
Daughter Winter Victoria Parker
Son Zephyr Emerson Parker
  • Sean Parker-Personal Life 
  • Sean Parker-Education 
  • Sean Parker-Professional Life 
  • Sean Parker-Co-author of Napster 
  • Sean Parker-Co-author of Plaxo 
  • Sean Parker-Co-author of Brigade Media 
  • Sean Parker-Philanthropist 

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Sean Parker-Personal Life 

Sean was destined to Diane and Bruce Parker, who was a U.S government oceanographer and Chief Scientist at National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). His mom, Diane Parker was a TV publicizing representative. 

He loves programming and hacking since his initial youngsters. He was once sentenced on the grounds that he attempted to hack an organization of Fortune 500 organization and F.B.I. specialists followed the 16-year-old kid through his IP address. He was condemned to local area administration attributable to his immaturity. 

In 2013, he wedded Alexandra Lenas, who is an artist musician. A few has two youngsters in particular, Winter Victoria Parker and Zephyr Emerson Parker. 

Sean Parker-Education 

Sean finished his conventional training from Oakton High School, in Virginia and later from Chantilly High School. At the school, he used to invest the greater part of his energy in the PC lab and work on coding. Subsequently, he before long turned into an enthusiastic developer and used to assistant in organizations while concentrating in his secondary school. 

He used to compose codes for new businesses. He filled in as an understudy for Mark Pincus for his startup FreeLoader. He further finished his graduation in 1998. The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) enlisted him by seeing his triumphant potential at the Virginia state software engineering reasonable for building up a Web Crawler. 

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Sean Parker-Professional Life 

While concentrating in his senior year of secondary school, he acquired more than $80,000 every year through temporary positions and ventures. He persuaded his folks to allow him to skip school and seek after a profession as a business person. He was an ardent peruser and trusted in self-learning. 

He is perceived as a virtuoso and credits his advanced degree in the foundation of Napster, through which he in the long run got able in protected innovation law, corporate money, and business venture. He further helped to establish adventures like, Plaxo, Airtime, Brigade, and Causes. He was the primary financial backer at Facebook and turned into its leader following five years of its foundation. 

He is additionally the overseeing accomplice at the Founders Fund, an investment reserve established by Peter Thiel. While working there, he made an interest in a Swedish real time music administration, Spotify to share Napster's music legitimately. He likewise settled a generous firm named, Parker Foundation. 

Sean Parker-Co-originator of Napster 

At age 15, Sean met a 14-year-old kid Shawn Fanning through the web. The two of them intertwined over subjects like, hypothetical physical science and hacking. Following two years, they established Napster, a free document sharing assistance for music. 

Sean raised $50,000 and dispatched it in June 1999. Napster had 10 millions clients inside a year yet it was contradicted by the account names, the Recording Industry Association of America, the substantial metal band Metallica and few others. 

At last, the claims from a few industry didn't permitted him to run Napster. Be that as it may, Napster is viewed as the quickest developing business ever and it changed music industry. It is accepted through certain reports that Napster is a forerunner to iTunes. 

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Sean Parker-Co-originator of Plaxo 

Sean dispatched an online location book and interpersonal interaction administration, Plaxo in November 2002. It was at first an informal communication instrument, which would later impact the development of organizations like, LinkedIn, Zynga and Facebook. 

Plaxo developed with 20 million clients and turned into the first since forever brand to utilize viral promoting in its dispatch. In 2004, he was driven out of the organization's agents, Sequoia Capital and Ram Shriram. It is said that he made an exit for supposedly recruiting private agents to follow him. 

Sean Parker-Co-organizer of Brigade Media 

Sean declared of his new startup Brigade in April 2014. The stage was made with a point of municipal administration, to counter an absence of political commitment and interest in all degrees of government across America. He fills in as the Chairman of Brigade with introductory round of an individual financing of $9.3 million. Unit gained an online stage for social effect and political activism, Causes in 2014. 

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Sean Parker-Philanthropist 

Sean is a functioning Philanthropist and has steadily given to disease research, worldwide general wellbeing and metro commitment. He even swore $24 million to make the Sean N. Parker Center for Allergy Research at Stanford. He made a $10 million award to make the Sean N. Parker Autoimmune Research Laboratory at UCSF. 

He set up Parker Foundation and pronounced in June 2015 to contribute $600 million to dispatch the association with an intend to way to deal with huge scope challenges, including, knowledge, capital, science and innovation, association building and public approach. 

He further gave $250 million to set up Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy. He fills in as the Board individual from Obama Foundation, Global Citizen, Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy, Parker Foundation and Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles.


12 Oct, 2021




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