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Bob Parsons

Bob (Robert) Parsons is an American entrepreneur. He is the Executive Chairman and Founder of the Go Daddy group of companies, a family of companies ... More »Bob (Robert) Parsons is an American entrepreneur. He is the Executive Chairman and Founder of the Go Daddy group of companies, a family of companies comprising three ICANN-accredited domain name registrars, including flagship registrar GoDaddy.com, reseller registrar Wild West Domains and Blue Razor Domains. Other affiliated companies include Domains by Proxy, a domain privacy company, and Starfield Technologies, the business's technology development arm. Parsons was born in Baltimore, Maryland. His family lived in Baltimore's inner city and struggled financially. Parsons has said about those days, "I've earned everything I've ever received. Very little was given to me. I've been working as long as I can remember. Whether it was delivering or selling newspapers, pumping gas, working in construction or in a factory, I've always been making my own money." After almost flunking out of high school, Parsons enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. He was assigned to the 26th Marine... [ Wikipedia ]

More in billionaires club pledge to give away fortunes

By Gregory Wallace @gregorywallace December 10, 2013: 3:50 PM ET Bob Parsons, left, and Eric Lefkofsky signed on to the Giving Pledge. The number of billionaires pledging away their fortunes just got larger. The founders of Groupon and GoDaddy each pledged to give a majority of their ...

Danica Patrick will appear in two Go Daddy Super Bowl ads

Quelling speculation that the NASCAR star would have less of a role in in the company's advertising, Go Daddy executive chairman and founder Bob Parsons announced Thursday that Patrick will appear in both of the website domain provider's commercials during the Super Bowl. "It was always ...

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GoDaddy chairman Bob Parsons backs Danica Patrick to beat Richard Petty in head-to-head race

If the Danica Patrick vs. Richard Petty NASCAR head-to-head match race ever comes off we know exactly who GoDaddy chairman Bob Parsons will be rooting for. Richard Petty, 76, said last week that he could beat Danica Patrick in a head-to-head race. "These guys never cut Danica any slack," ...

An Overview of the Second Annual Bob’s Biker Blast

Recognized for his philanthropic work in Greater Phoenix, GoDaddy.com chairman and founder Bob Parsons recently held the second annual Bob’s Biker Blast, an event that benefits Phoenix Children’s Hospital. Held from Friday, October 11th, through Sunday the 13th, Bob ...

GoDaddy founder Bob Parsons, wife pledges millions to charity

Bob Parsons and his wife, Renee Parsons. By Peter Corbett The Republic | azcentral.com Tue Dec 10, 2013 5:51 PM GoDaddy founder Bob Parsons and his wife, Renee, have taken a philanthropy pledge to give half or more of their wealth to charity. The Scottsdale couple have committed ...

Tech Billionaires Give Away Their Money

Seven more billionaires, including Groupon CEO Eric Lefkofsky, GoDaddy founder Bob Parsons and Russian super angel Yuri Milner, just vowed to give most of their money away. They signed The Giving Pledge, the four-year-old brainchild of Bill Gates and Warren Buffett in which the world's ...

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This Holiday Season, Seven Billionaires Join Expanding Giving Pledge Club

... another new member, GoDaddy’s founder Bob Parsons, whose known for his popular video blog and controversial Super Bowl ads (remember Israeli model Bar Refaeli making out with a nerd), said that he’d already planned to give away more than half of his money: “For me to do the pledge is no change...

Bob Parsons rolls into Mississippi with new Harley Davidson dealership

Bob Parsons, founder and executive chairman of GoDaddy in Scottsdale, is the new owner of a Mississippi Harley-Davidson Inc. dealership. He has said that his guilty pleasure is riding his motorcycle at 4:30 a.m. GoDaddy founder Bob Parsons has added a Mississippi Harley-Davidson ...

GoDaddy Founder Helps Fund U-Baltimore Vet Center

UB alumnus Bob Parsons is celebrating the grand opening Monday of the Bob Parsons Veterans Center. The Bob and Renee Parsons Foundation donated $1 million to establish the center and the services. Parsons is a 1975 graduate of the University of Baltimore. He is also a ...

3 Tips for Building Your Business From GoDaddy.com Founder

Bob Parsons is the founder and Executive Chairman of Go Daddy, a global powerhouse in the domain-name-registrar and Web-hosting game, famous for its “Go Daddy Girl” ads that have nothing to do with Internet domains. Go Daddy burst onto the scene during the 2005 Superbowl with an ad that ...

GoDaddy founder Bob Parsons to buy Scottsdale parcel

Anderson said Tuesday that he will instead sell the property to GoDaddy founder Bob Parsons. By Catherine Reagor The Republic | azcentral.com Tue Mar 11, 2014 12:44 PM Golf course-community developer Lyle Anderson has sold a prime piece of Scottsdale land to GoDaddy founder Bob ...

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Bob Parsons buys 223-acre residential project next to Scottsdale National Golf Club from Lyle Anders...

Six months after acquiring the what is now called Scottsdale National Golf Club, billionaire GoDaddy founder Bob Parsons has purchased Lyle Anderson ’s adjacent Sierra Reserve residential project for an unknown price. Anderson and Parsons sent out a joint statement on the deal ...

Bob Parsons joins billionaire’s giving club with Bill Gates, Warren Buffett

Bob Parsons joins billionaire’s giving club with Bill Gates, Warren Buffett GoDaddy founder and local billionaire Bob Parsons has signed a pledge to donate at least half of his wealth to charity. Parsons and his wife, Renee, are the first super wealthy Arizonans to join the ...

Bob Parsons buys Scottsdale PR firm Martz Agency

GoDaddy founder and Valley philanthropist Bob Parsons announced today his organization, MP Agency LLC, was buying the Martz Agency. The Scottsdale marketing and public relations firm, founded by Carrie Martz in 1980, will be renamed Martz Parsons. “I am thrilled that someone I consider ...

Tempe's Centerpoint on Mill sold to Bob Parsons for $38 million

The Centerpoint on Mill — a 127,027-square-foot mixed-use project in the heart of downtown Tempe — has been sold to a company controlled by Go Daddy founder Bob Parsons for $38.35 million, according to a joint statement Tuesday from DMB Associates Inc. and CBRE Inc. Located on 22 acres ...

Go Daddy founder gives University of Baltimore $1M for veterans center

Bob Parsons, founder of Go Daddy, made a $1 million gift to the University of Baltimore to establish a center for veterans. The Bob Parsons Veterans Center at the University of Baltimore aims to help veterans with academic advising, financial aid guidance and career counseling. ...

Go Daddy's Bob Parsons buys Glendale office project for $13M

Phoenix Business Journal by Kristena Hansen, Reporter Go Daddy founder and Executive Chairman Bob Parsons has snatched up another piece of commercial real estate in Glendale. A statement this week from Peoria-based Plaza Cos. said the Arrowhead Professional Center III — a ...

Go Daddy Founder Bob Parsons: I Owe My Success to the Marines

Go Daddy Founder Bob Parsons: I Owe My Success to the Marines When most people think of Go Daddy, they're more likely to think of its racy Super Bowl ads (which actually won't happen this year) than its commitment to U.S. military veterans. But that's where they're mistaken. Bob ...

Go Daddy to air 2 Super Bowl spots with Patrick

Quelling speculation that the NASCAR star would have less of a role in in the company's advertising, Go Daddy executive chairman and founder Bob Parsons announced Thursday that Patrick will appear in both of the website domain provider's commercials during the Super Bowl. "It was always ...

Go Daddy's Parsons gives $1M to alma mater

Go Daddy founder and chairman Bob Parsons has donated $1 million to his alma mater, the University of Baltimore University of Baltimore Latest from The Business Journals University of Baltimore gets M gift from Go Daddy founder Bob Parsons University of Baltimore gets M gift from Go ...

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