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Bob Parsons

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Net worth 2018: $2.94 Billion
Industry: Technology
Residence: Scottsdale, Arizona
Country: United States
BirthDay: 27 November 1950
Education: Bachelor of Arts / Science, University of Baltimore

Bob Parsons was bornon 27 November 1950 in Scottsdale, Arizona, United States. Bob Parsons is #860 in List Billionaires People In The World. Colorful founder of web hosting firm, GoDaddy, he and his company became known for their racy Super Bowl ads. Parsons sold a majority stake in 2011 to private equity investors KKR, Silver Lake and TCV. The firm went public in 2015 Parsons stepped down as executive chairman in 2014; he now owns shopping malls, motorcycle dealerships, an ad agency and a golf club. He and his wife have given away a reported $143 million to charities. He credits his time as a marine in Vietnam, where he received a Purple Heart medal and combat action ribbon, as preparing him for business.


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In business you wind up trying a lot of things, most of which won't work. The way you become a good business person is to fail, fail, fail and fail.

Bob Parsons

In the January 9, 2017 episode (around the 45:00 mark) of The Forward Podcast with Lance Armstrong, Parsons proudly proclaimed "I'm a Deplorable!" and stated that Donald Trump had been his early choice among the 17 major candidates in the 2016 Republican Primary


On December 8, 2016, Parsons donated $1 million to 58th Presidential Inaugural Committee


In January 2015, Parsons launched Parsons Xtreme Golf (PXG), a high-end golf club manufacturing company


Also in 2014, Parsons announced plans to build a new clubhouse, nine-hole practice facility, and second 18-hole golf course on the property


In September 2013, Parsons purchased The Golf Club Scottsdale, a 292-acre members-only golf course, for $600,000 and undisclosed debt, and renamed it Scottsdale National Golf Club


In 2012, Parsons donated $1 million to Restore Our Future, Mitt Romney's Super PAC


In 2011, Parsons was denounced by animal rights and other groups for tweeting a video in which he shoots and kills an elephant in Zimbabwe


After the 2010 Haiti earthquake, the foundation pledged $500 thousand for Hope for Haiti and a further $4 million towards relief efforts


He then began his career in IT and software sales industryThe University of Baltimore conferred an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree on May 21, 2008


Parsons founded the Internet domain registrar and Web hosting company GoDaddy in 1997


On September 27, 1994, Parsons completed the sale of Parsons Technology to Intuit, Inc


In late 1987, Parsons was able to quit his job and focus completely on selling and overseeing growth of MoneyCounts


In 1984, he founded Parsons Technology in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and began selling MoneyCounts, a home accounting program


In 1975, Parsons obtained an accounting degree from the University of Baltimore, graduating magna cum laude


In 1969, he served as a rifleman in the Delta Company of the 1st Battalion, 26th Marines, during a tour of duty in Vietnam, in the Quảng Nam Province


Robert Ralph "Bob" Parsons (born November 27, 1950) is an American entrepreneur, billionaire, and philanthropist


He was assigned to the 26th Marine Regiment which was attached to and operated as part of the 1st Marine Division

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