Sean Parker is an American billionaire born in 1979. By early 2012, his net worth was $2.1 billion. Parker co-founded the infamous file-sharing company Napster. When Facebook launched, he served as the company’s first president. He was also cofounder of Plaxo, Airtime, and Causes. Causes is a charitable organization. It utilizes social media to connect with donors and activists, then those individuals’ social networks are used to connect to even more people. It was launched through Facebook and today runs on its own website.
Ninety million people had become participants in the program as of 2010, and their donations had reached an amazing $27 million with an average of $20,000+ being donated on a daily basis. Causes isn’t Parker’s only charitable venture. He’s well-known for his philanthropic leanings. He’s involved in anti-malaria activism, clean water initiatives, cancer research, and the legalization of marijuana. An outspoken philanthropist, Parker openly supports raising taxes for wealthy tax payers.