Grew up poor as a church mouse. Failed the 5th grade. Barely passed High School. Fought in the Vietnam War as a U.S. Marine 0311. Graduated University of Baltimore Magna Cum Laude. Runs 15 businesses that do ok.
Bob’s business interests run the gamut – from golf clubs and motorcycle dealerships to real estate lending, custom furniture, advertising and video production.
The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation was formed in 2012 to reach low-income and underserved populations, marginalized communities and causes often overlooked or underfunded by mainstream philanthropy. Dealing in the areas of homelessness, medical care, at-risk youth, education and the needs of wounded veterans and military families, The Foundation provides transformational gifts to nonprofit organizations that are successfully addressing these issues and can demonstrate and measure the impact of their work.
The Marine infantryman still suffers from PTSD from his tour in Vietnam but credits LSD and MDMA with helping him “come home.” Now he’s on a mission to help other veterans.
Bob Parsons, the billionaire founder of GoDaddy Inc and PXG, traveled to Detroit to celebrate the grand opening of the company's newest retail store in Troy, MI.
There’s an old Chinese saying that I just love, and I believe it is so true. It goes like this:
“The tempation to quit will be greatest just before you are about to succeed.”