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n2doc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 06:27 PM
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Sean Parker: The difficult life of the rich and famous
Sean Parker, former president of Facebook, expressed dissatisfaction with the billionaire lifestyle, saying in a tweet, I have a whole new set of problems to deal with now: security, extortion attempts, kidnapping threats, death threats, etc. Life better b4?

Parker, whose other ventures include Napster and Spotify, seems to feel uncomfortable with the 1 percent title that the Occupy movement has pinned on him. After using the Occupy Wall Street hash tag, the tech mogul seemed shocked that he would be heckled for being in the smaller, richer percentile. You guys are really attacking me for being the 1%? I was broke and couch surfing just a few years ago, Parker said.

The young tycoon said in a separate tweet that when it came to his money he was Working on a plan to give it all away over time. Parker started to make good on that by donating $100,000 to an independent expenditure committee on behalf of San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee.

In the same day these tweets were made Parker was also paying to promote his Twitter account. Not for me, for my companies, need to ramp up the volume for some upcoming product launches, stay tuned, Parker said.


http://blog.sfgate.com/stew/2011/10/27/sean-parker-the-...

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DaveJ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 06:36 PM
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1. "Working on a plan to give it all away"
I don't think OWS is asking anyone to "give away" their money, but to put it to good use. I think Sean probably is a good guy and can think of ways to employ more people in a way that is beneficial to everyone. Green energy is the first thing that comes to mind. Low income housing is another.
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markpkessinger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 06:58 PM
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2. Then again ...
... there is the example of robber baron John D. Rockefeller who (despite some of the truly dreadful things he did while he was alive), willed his entire estate to philanthropic causes. Left nary a dime for his children.
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DaveJ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 07:13 PM
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3. Sure, it was just the way it was phrased, I guess
But Sean is young so if we have to wait for him to die, that's gonna take awhile.
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