Bob Parsons
Bob Parsons

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Name: Bob Parsons
Occupation: Technology
Gender: Male
Birth Day: November 27, 1950
Age: 72
Birth Place: Scottsdale, Arizona, United States
Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius

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Bob Parsons

Bob Parsons was born on November 27, 1950 in Scottsdale, Arizona, United States (72 years old). Bob Parsons is a Technology, zodiac sign: Sagittarius. Find out Bob Parsonsnet worth 2020, salary 2020 detail bellow.

Net Worth

Net Worth 2020

$1.8 Billion

Salary 2020

Not known

With the net worth of $1.8 Billion, Bob Parsons is the # 873 richest person on earth all the time follow our database.

Biography Timeline

1969

After nearly flunking out of high school, Parsons enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. He was assigned to the 26th Marine Regiment, which was attached to and operated as part of the 1st Marine Division. 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.

1975

In 1975, Parsons obtained an accounting degree from the University of Baltimore, graduating magna cum laude. He then began his career in IT and software sales industry

1984

In 1984, he founded Parsons Technology in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and began selling MoneyCounts, a home accounting program. In late 1987, Parsons was able to quit his job and focus completely on selling and overseeing growth of MoneyCounts. Eventually, Parsons Technology grew to be a 1,000-employee, privately held company. On September 27, 1994, Parsons completed the sale of Parsons Technology to Intuit, Inc. for $64 million.

1997

Parsons founded the Internet domain registrar and Web hosting company GoDaddy in 1997. In July 2011, Parsons sold approximately 70 percent of GoDaddy to a private equity consortium led by KKR & Co. L.P. and Silver Lake, and resigned his position as CEO. In June 2014, Parsons stepped down from his position as Executive Chairman. Parsons announced he would be fully stepping away from GoDaddy in October 2018, relinquishing his board seat.

2005

GoDaddy was criticized as sexist for advertising practices between its first Super Bowl ad in 2005 through the company's IPO in 2014. "The Go Daddy girl was my idea," Parsons said. "I told the ad agency, I want a really well-endowed, good-looking gal in a tight T-shirt, with our name right across her breasts." He used his blog to draw attention to ads that were rejected from television as too racy.

2008

The University of Baltimore conferred an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree on May 21, 2008.

2010

They have joined Bill and Melinda Gates and Warren Buffett's The Giving Pledge in 2010 and agreed to donate half their wealth to charity. Since its inception, The foundation has donated over $10 million on a yearly basis, placing it among the state's 10 biggest givers.

2011

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. In response to the shooting, Gawker called Parsons "insane" and "ridiculous." NBC News said "It's definitely the kind of thing only a super rich CEO/founder of a privately-held company could get away with." Parsons said, "elephants are not endangered and probably there are too many of them." According to Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora elephants are listed as Schedule II.

2012

In 2012, Parsons founded the Scottsdale, Arizona-based YAM Worldwide Inc., "home of [Parsons'] entrepreneurship operations ... in the fields of power sports, golf, real estate, marketing, innovation and philanthropy."

Since 2012, YAM Properties has purchased more than 675,000 square feet of commercial real estate in Arizona's Valley of the Sun region. YAM properties include:

In 2012, Bob and Renee Parsons established the Bob and Renee Parsons Foundation. Since then, the Foundation has awarded to more than 96 charities and organizations worldwide. A third of the total money awarded has been spent in local Arizonian charities. Bob Parsons was said to have resigned his position as executive chairman at GoDaddy in order to devote more time to his other interests, among them his foundation, while Renee Parsons manages the foundation on a day-to-day basis.

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

2013

In 2013, Parsons acquired Martz Agency, a 25-employee public relations firm in Scottsdale, Arizona. In 2015, Bob Parsons rebranded the firm to BIG YAM, The Parsons Agency, a full-service advertising agency in Scottsdale, Arizona.

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 2014, Parsons purchased undeveloped properties adjacent to his golf course including a 223-acre parcel for a reported $55 million, a 41-acre parcel for $5.4 million, and a smaller tract for $2.3 million. Also in 2014, Parsons announced plans to build a new clubhouse, nine-hole practice facility, and second 18-hole golf course on the property.

2014

In April 2014, Parsons announced plans to build the "world's largest Harley-Davidson dealership" in Scottsdale. Harley-Davidson of Scottsdale opened in 2015, the two-story, 150,000 square-foot dealership includes a lingerie boutique, tattoo and piercing parlor, arcade, movie theater, and wedding chapel.

2015

In January 2015, Parsons launched Parsons Xtreme Golf (PXG), a high-end golf club manufacturing company. The same month, professional golfer Ryan Moore used prototype PXG irons and wedges when he played in the Hyundai Tournament of Champions, a PGA Tour event. With more than 200 U.S. and international patents, PXG now sells a full line of golf clubs. PXG's professional staff includes PGA tour champions Zach Johnson, Pat Perez, Billy Horschel, James Hahn, Ryan Moore, Charl Schwartzel, Scott Langley, and Wyndham Clark and LPGA players Lydia Ko, Anna Nordqvist, Katherine Kirk, Austin Ernst, Christina Kim, Brittany Lang, Alison Lee, Celine Boutier, and Ryann O'Toole.

2016

In 2016, Parsons launched Sneaky Big Studios in Scottsdale at the YAM Worldwide Center where much of YAM Worldwide is based. Sneaky Big Studio provides production, post-production, and recording studio services including editorial, visual effects, color finishing, and audio.

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

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. "[Trump] was the guy that always resonated with me. [...] Everything so far he said he'd do he's done, which is almost unheard of in politics, he gets no credit for it! [...] I think when everything is all said and done, he's gonna be one of the best presidents we've ever had."

2017

In 2017, Parsons established The YAMWOOD Foundry, a business that creates custom, unique furniture, signs, and lighting fixtures for residential and commercial projects.

Family Members

# Name Relationship Net Worth Salary Age Occupation
#1 Robert Sean Parson Children N/A N/A N/A
#2 Renee Parsons Spouse N/A N/A N/A

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