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Inside the insane life of Facebook billionaire Sean Parker

From co-founding Napster to becoming the founding President of Facebook at age 24, Sean Parker has had an incredible life.  Produced by Eames Yates. Original reporting by Jeremy Bender.  Follow BI Video: On Facebook Join the conversation about this story »

This week in science: the heat is on

This week the annual Perseid meteor shower is peaking as the Earth passes through the remains of Comet Swift-Tuttle. Image courtesy of Sean Parker Photography, copyright, used with permission. Once upon a time there was a decade called the '70s. Show More Summary

The insane life of Facebook billionaire Sean Parker (FB)

Sean Parker found immense success at an incredibly young age.  At the age of 19, he cofounded Napster, a file-sharing service that would change how the world consumes music.  By 24, he was the founding president of Facebook, a startup...Show More Summary

ACT for NIH Announces New Advisory Committee Members

ACT for NIH announced today it has added seven new members to its esteemed Advisory Committee. They are: Retta Beery, Perry Nisen, Sean Parker, Lori Wilson.

Is Sean Parker the Daenerys Targaryen of Philanthropy?

Like Game of Thrones’ “Dany” Targaryen, entrepreneur Sean Parker is intent on replacing what he sees as a broken and oppressive system with something better.

Onstage at TE Policy, a Bipartisan Call for Policies That Don't Screw Up Innovation

At left, Sean Parker, Sen. Cory Booker, Sen. Deb Fischer and David Kirkpatrick. (Photo by Rebecca Greenfield) By Adrienne Jane Burke Tech policy development may help strange bedfellows get better acquainted. At Techonomy Policy 2015Show More Summary

Onstage at TE Policy, a Bipartisan Call for Policies that Don't Screw Up Innovation

At left, Sean Parker, Sen. Cory Booker, Sen. Deb Fischer, and David Kirkpatrick. (Photo by Rebecca Greenfield) By Adrienne Jane Burke Tech policy development may help strange bedfellows get better acquainted. At Techonomy Policy 2015...Show More Summary

Here's Why Hackers Are Uniquely Equipped To Save The World

2 months agoNews : Huffington Post

Former Facebook President and Napster cofounder Sean Parker is making a convincing case for why “hackers” like him just might hold the key to addressing some of the world’s biggest problems. In a Wall Street Journal op-ed published Saturday,...Show More Summary

Napster Founder, Spotify Board Member Sean Parker On Apple Music, Taylor Swift And The Music Industry

With the pending launch of Apple Music, there is no shortage of "Spotify Killer" headlines. But there is room for more than one streaming music service, argues Napster co-founder and Spotify board member Sean Parker. ____________________________ It's been 15 years since Sean Parker turned the music industry upside down with...

Sean Parker: Philanthropy for Hackers

Today’s young Internet barons should use the talents that made them rich to transform the world of giving.

Onstage At TE Policy, A Bipartisan Call For Policies That Don't Screw Up Innovation

2 months agoTechnology : Forbes: Tech

By Adrienne Jane Burke Tech policy development may help strange bedfellows get better acquainted. At Techonomy Policy 2015 in Washington last week, tech billionaire Sean Parker joined Nebraska Senator Deb Fischer, a Republican cattle rancher, and New Jersey Senator Cory Booker, a vegan Democrat, for a conversation with Techonomy CEO David [...]

Day Around The Bay: Sean Parker Plans To Give Away All His Money

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Sean Parker Just Gave $600 Million To Help Solve The World's Biggest Problems

2 months agoNews : Huffington Post

While it’s not unusual for tech billionaires to commit to philanthropic efforts these days, it would be tricky to find an analog for the approach being taken by former Facebook President Sean Parker with his newly announced foundation. That’s...Show More Summary

Can Sean Parker Use $600 Million And Start-up Culture To Cure Cancer?

2 months agoTechnology : Forbes: Tech

"I take a very venture-like perspective in my philanthropy–I don’t just write a check to go to the cocktail party." Sean Parker told me that last December. He'd just given $24 million to Stanford University School of Medicine to create a new research center, the Sean N. Parker Center for [...]

Facebook billionaire Sean Parker has donated $600 million to start his own foundation

Sean Parker, cofounder of Napster and former president of Facebook, has announced a gift of $600 million to launch the Parker Foundation. The foundation will focus on funding programs in three main categories: life sciences, global public health, and civic engagement. Show More Summary

Former Facebook president Sean Parker says ‘The Social Network’ got him all wrong

In the Social Network, Justin Timberlake portrays former Facebook president Sean Parker as a cocky opportunist. Parker sits down with Global News Anchor Katie Couric to reflect on who the real Sean Parker is, and how he has changed since he made billions in Silicon Valley.

Katie Couric Interviews Former Facebook President Sean Parker

2 months agoTechnology : Yahoo: Tech

Katie Couric, Yahoo’s global news anchor, sat down with Parker to discuss his newfound commitment to philanthropy, the “unintended consequences” of technology, and how “The Social Network ” got him all wrong. 

Former Facebook bad boy Sean Parker doing a whole lot of good

2 months agoNews : The Newsroom

At just 35, Sean Parker has become public enemy number-one to the music industry with his music-sharing site, Napster, and made billions as the first president of Facebook. Today the serial entrepreneur is shifting his focus and personal wealth to philanthropy by establishing The Parker Foundation. Show More Summary

Former Facebook bad boy Sean Parker doing a whole lot of good

At just 35, Sean Parker has been public enemy No. 1 to the music industry and one of the first “friends” of Facebook, and he’s made billions along the way. In 1999, he co-founded Napster, a music-sharing site that attracted millions of users — and enough lawsuits from record labels to shut it down. Show More Summary

Sean Parker Wants To Cure Cancer And End Allergies

2 months agoNews : Huffington Post

Tech entrepreneur Sean Parker is best known for cofounding Napster, serving as an early president of Facebook, and being immortalized on film in "The Social Network." Now, the billionaire is devoting much of his time and money to philanthropy. Show More Summary

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