- Birthday12th Mar, 79
- Birth PlaceUnited States
- Marital statusSingle
Sean Parker, an Internet technology visionary and entrepreneur, has achieved so much already that it is hard to fathom the fact that he is barely 32 years of age at the moment. Parker most famous for co-founding Napster in 1998 that literally ripped apart the music industry. Parker made most of his $2.1 billion fortune as the co-founder and first President of Facebook. His exploits in the company are well documented in the movie The Social Network. In 2005, he was forced to leave the company amidst charges of illegal possession of cocaine. It wasn’t the first instance of Sean Parker challenging the law. At the age of 16, he was sentenced to community service for hacking. Presently, he is on the Board of Directors for Spotify, a Swedish music site in which Parker has reportedly invested $15 million. For all the money that he has made for himself, Parker knows how to spend it as well. A lover of good life, he maintains an enviable collection of elegant white shoes and a wardrobe full of Tom Ford suits. Among his other prized possessions is a $100,000 Tesla electric sports car which he hardly finds time to drive. Of late, he has shown keen interest in politics. Parker along with his friend Ron Conway has produced a music video promoting San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee for the upcoming elections. In addition, he has donated $100,000 to an independent campaign supporting Ed Lee. The Facebook co-founder has also given $100,000 to push for the legalization of cannabis in California.
- “I’ve Helped Change The World, At Least Three Times”
There's a certain pressure from the press and even from the people I meet to live up to that reputation that's been created by the film," on the movie The Social Network.
Did you know?
- Before joining up The Founders Fund with Peter Thiel he worked as the Founding President of Facebook.
- He starts learning programming from his father at the age of 7 years old.
- Once he was sentenced to 'community service' for hacking.
- Sean Parker's birth name is Sean Alan Parker.
- He was fired from Facebook because he was very critical of venture capitalists.
- Sean Parker has a deadly allergy to nuts.
Family & relationships
The Facebook billionaire lives in a elegant palatial townhouse which he recently purchased Apparently, it's the same mansion which he once rented for a whopping $45,000 per month. The five storied mansion called the Bacchus House consists of six bedrooms and boasts many amenities including a fully mowed lawn on a patio on the third of its five floors. Previously owned by Italian liquor heir Enrico Cinzano for over twenty years the Bacchus House has been on and off the market many times before, but this time it seems it has finally landed a good deal.
Sean Parker's amazing mansion
The complete masterplan
Amazing view of holiday lights
Tesla, just like Parker, believes in developing breakthrough technologies. It’s precisely for this reason that the Tesla cars are billed as the fastest electric sports cars on the planet.