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Go Daddy’s Bob Parsons set for Forbes rich list

Kevin Murphy, July 12, 2011, 09:20:25 (UTC), Domain Registrars

Go Daddy founder and executive chairman Bob Parsons is likely to be included on the next Forbes 400 list of wealthiest Americans, according to Forbes reporter Luisa Kroll.

Kroll estimates that Parsons will be worth at least $1.5 billion following the closure of its recent reported $2.25 billion investment with KKR, Silver Lake and Technology Crossover Partners.

That valuation would place Parsons at #269 on the current Forbes rich list.

He would rank higher than former AOL CEO Steve Case, Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin, former eBay chief Meg Whitman and Yahoo’s Jerry Yang.

Parsons, whose public image is largely that of a regular guy fulfilling the American dream, reluctantly admitted that he may belong on the list, although he does not consider himself a billionaire, Kroll blogged.

“I am going to give most of the proceeds to a foundation,” Parsons reportedly said.

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