The tech communities in San Francisco and Silicon Valley are often lambasted for not being altruistic enough. However, a percentage of industry members are doing big things in the world of philanthropy.
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Sean Parker co-founded Napster at the age of 19, and then at 24, became the founding president of Facebook. The Founders Fund partner then invested $15 million in Spotify, and became a key player in the music site’s U.S. launch.
The serial entrepreneur and technologist started his first company in 1997 at the age of 14, and then co-founded Spotify in 2006 with Martin Lorentzon.
Sean Parker co-founded the file-sharing computer service Napster and became the first president of the social networking website Facebook. Parker currently serves on Spotify’s Board of Directors and has a net worth of approximately $2.3 billion.
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