Bob Parsons

About Bob Parsons

Birth Day: November 27, 1950
Birth Place: Scottsdale, Arizona, United States
Alma mater: University of Baltimore Baltimore, Maryland
Occupation: Founder & Director, GoDaddy.com Founder & CEO, YAM Worldwide, Inc. Founder, The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation
Spouse(s): Renee Parsons
Website: tbrpf.org

Bob Parsons

Bob Parsons was born on November 27, 1950 in Scottsdale, Arizona, United States. 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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🎂 Bob Parsons - Age, Bio, Faces and Birthday

Currently, Bob Parsons is 69 years, 6 months and 1 days old. Bob Parsons will celebrate 70rd birthday on a Friday 27th of November 2020. Below we countdown to Bob Parsons upcoming birthday.

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🌙 Zodiac

Bob Parsons’s zodiac sign is Sagittarius. According to astrologers, Sagittarius is curious and energetic, it is one of the biggest travelers among all zodiac signs. Their open mind and philosophical view motivates them to wander around the world in search of the meaning of life. Sagittarius is extrovert, optimistic and enthusiastic, and likes changes. Sagittarius-born are able to transform their thoughts into concrete actions and they will do anything to achieve their goals.

🌙 Chinese Zodiac Signs

Bob Parsons was born in the Year of the Tiger. Those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Tiger are authoritative, self-possessed, have strong leadership qualities, are charming, ambitious, courageous, warm-hearted, highly seductive, moody, intense, and they’re ready to pounce at any time. Compatible with Horse or Dog.

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Famous Quotes:

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.

Biography/Timeline

1950

Robert Ralph "Bob" Parsons (born November 27, 1950) is an American Entrepreneur, Billionaire, and philanthropist. In 1997, he founded the Go Daddy group of companies, including domain name registrar Go Daddy.com, reseller registrar Wild West Domains, and Blue Razor Domains. In July 2011, Parsons sold approximately 70 percent of Go Daddy to a private equity consortium and resigned his position as CEO. In June 2014, he stepped down from his position as Executive Chairman and currently serves on GoDaddy's board. Parsons owns 28 percent of the company and is its largest shareholder.

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

1994

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 Go Daddy in 1997. In July 2011, Parsons sold approximately 70 percent of Go Daddy 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. He currently serves on GoDaddy's board. Parsons owns 28 percent of the company and is its largest shareholder.

2008

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

2010

The Foundation receives funding requests from charities through its website, and subsequently evaluates them and makes donations based on the requesting charities needs. Its main focus areas can be categorised in disaster relief, veterans, and the Phoenix community. After the 2010 Haiti earthquake, The Foundation pledged $500 thousand for Hope for Haiti and a further $4 million towards relief efforts. With regards to veterans, the Bob and Renee Parsons Foundation has supported several veterans' organizations, mainly the Semper Fi Fund, with donations exceeding $8.5 million, mostly in the form of matching donations. In or around Phoenix, Arizona, it has donated more than $8 million to UMOM and its New Day Centers, which the organization spent in part to pay off the mortgage for one of its biggest facilities. It has also donated at least $10 million to the Southwest Center for HIV/AIDS, helping it open its new center.

2012

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

2013

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. PXG is expected to launch a full line of golf equipment including drivers, fairway woods, hybrids, irons, wedges, and putters.

2016

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

2017

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." He also mentioned he had never voted for Obama.

2019

YAM Capital is YAM Worldwide’s private lending and investment arm, specializing in commercial real estate lending and acquisition of closely held middle-market companies.

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