Robert ‘Bob’ Parsons is best known as the founder of the Go Daddy group of companies, involved in web hosting. This includes the domain name registrar GoDaddy.com and reseller registrars Wild West Domains and Blue Razor Domains. Domains by Proxy, a domain privacy company and Starfield Technology, the technology development limb, are also a part of these companies.
In addition, Parsons established YAM Worldwide, of which he is also the CEO. The organization houses ventures in powersports, real estate, golf, and marketing. He set up The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation along with his wife in 2012. This fund helps non-profit organizations in the greater Phoenix area involved in problems such as HIV/AIDS, medical care, education, homelessness, veterans’ needs, and at-risk youth.
Bob Parsons Family Tree
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Bob Parsons Parents
Not much is known about Parsons’ parents, except that his father did not have much money and he struggled to provide for his family. They lived in Baltimore’s inner city.
Bob Parsons Siblings
Very little is known about Parsons’ siblings.
Bob Parsons Spouse – Renee Parsons
Name – Renee Parsons
Born – Unknown
Renee oversees The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation. Since 2010, she has been Vice President of Events and Community Outreach for GoDaddy Cares, an organization that takes care of the philanthropic activities of the GoDaddy group of companies.
Bob Parsons Children
Very little is known about the children of Bob and Renee Parsons.
Bob Parsons Net Worth
According to Forbes, Parsons has a net worth of US$ 1.88 billion. The main source of his wealth has been through web hosting. He is the 328th richest person in the United States of America. He is ranked #931 on the list of Billionaires of the World. He is #340 on the Forbes 400 list.
He resigned as the executive chairman of GoDaddy in June 2014. In the same month, the company filed for a $100 million IPO. In 2011, he had sold a majority of his shares in GoDaddy to KKR, TCV, and Silver Lake but he retained 28%.
His company, Parsons Technology, founded in 1984, was sold to Intuit for US$ 64 million. As part of his philanthropic activities, he has donated US$ 64 million over a period of 3 years. Currently, he is the owner of 3 motorcycle dealerships, 9 shopping malls, Scottsdale National Golf Club, and an advertising agency. He is presently involved in building the world’s biggest Harley-Davidson dealership in Scottsdale in Arizona.