The smartest man on the Internet is a party boy

He was removed from a high school class by FBI, for hacking into public companies purportedly "secure" networks. He is nearly a billionaire based on his shares of Facebook stock and he hangs out with the like of Sting and Sean Lennon. Yes, he is a splendid bundle of contradictions. That is what makes him fascinating.

David Kirkpatrick wrote a wonderful profile in Vanity Fair recently of Shawn Parker.  Shawn parties hard, stays out really, really late and often disappears for weeks at a time.  Oh, by the way, he was also the co-founder of Napster, first President of Facebook, creator of Plaxo and described by many people as one of smartest people in the world.  He was removed from a high school class by FBI, for hacking into public companies purportedly “secure” networks.  He is nearly a billionaire based on his shares of Facebook stock and he hangs out with the like of Sting and Sean Lennon.  Yes, he is a splendid bundle of contradictions.  That is what makes him fascinating.

Justin Timberlake plays Parker in the new Facebook movie, The Social Network.  Read the whole article on Shawn Parker here.

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Posted by Shawn Roberts

On this blog, I write about and try to answer practical Oklahoma legal questions. My focus and most experience is in estate planning and business issues including Oklahoma non-compete law. I make a living as an attorney in the law firm I founded, Cazes Roberts, PLLC in Oklahoma City. I live in Edmond with wife Amy and my two children, Sam (17) and David (9). We live precisely in the path of where the "wind comes sweeping down the plains."

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