Sean Parker

Internet Technology Entrepreneur
Born Dec 3, 1979

Sean Parker is an American entrepreneur who was a co-founder of the file-sharing computer service Napster and the first president of the social networking website Facebook. He also co-founded Plaxo, Causes, and Airtime. As of March 2012, Parker's net worth was estimated to be $2.1 billion.… Read More

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1979 Birth Born on December 3, 1979.


1996 16 Years Old Parker attended Oakton High School in Fairfax County, Virginia for two years before transferring to Chantilly High School in 1996 for his junior and senior years. … Read More
1998 18 Years Old He graduated in 1998. … Read More
1999 19 Years Old Parker raised the initial $50,000, and they launched Napster in June 1999. … Read More


2002 22 Years Old In November 2002, Parker subsequently launched Plaxo, an online address book and social networking service that integrated with Microsoft Outlook. … Read More
2003 23 Years Old Parker 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. … Read More
2005 25 Years Old During a party in 2005 police entered and searched a vacation home Parker was renting and found cocaine. … Read More
2009 29 Years Old While working at Founders Fund, Parker had been looking to invest in a company that could further Napster’s music sharing mission legally. In 2009 a friend showed him Spotify, a Swedish streaming music service, and Parker sent an email to Spotify’s founder Daniel Ek.


2010 30 Years Old The pair traded emails, and in 2010 Parker invested US$15 million in Spotify.
Parker, who currently serves on Spotify’s board, negotiated with Warner and Universal on Spotify's behalf, and in July 2011, Spotify announced its U.S. launch. … Read More
2013 33 Years Old 1 More Event
On June 1, 2013, Parker married Alexandra Lenas in Big Sur, California, in a wedding at which every guest was given a Lord of the Rings style costume. … Read More
In April 2014, Parker announced his backing of a new initiative called Brigade, an online platform for civic engagement to "combat a lack of political engagement and interest in all levels of government across America." … Read More
2015 35 Years Old In 2015, he made a $4.5 million grant to support the Malaria Elimination Initiative at the University of California San Francisco’s Global Health Group, and a $10 million grant to create the Sean N. Parker Autoimmune Research Laboratory at UCSF. … Read More
2016 36 Years Old He donated $250 million to create the Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy, in April 2016. … Read More
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