Billionaire Bob Parsons: GoDaddy Founder Bets On Psychedelics For Trauma Healing | Forbes

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.

In 1997, Parsons started a Web design company that would eventually become his most famous venture—domain name reseller GoDaddy, which would become notorious for its raunchy Super Bowl commercials. He became a billionaire in 2011 when he sold the majority of GoDaddy to private equity investors, earning $900 million in cash and shares in the publicly traded company. He is now worth some $3.4 billion.

Parsons sat with Forbes to discuss his entrepreneurial mindset, how the Marines made him the man he is, and how his experience with psychedelics helped him tame his PTSD.

0:00 Meet Bob Parsons
0:30 How Do You Know When The Time Is Right To Sell A Company?
1:29 Parsons Technologies: From Startup To $64 Million Dollar Acquisition
6:26 “I Owe Everything To The Marine Corps” – Lessons In Business From A Marine
7:24 Reflecting On The Vietnam War
9:42 How The GoDaddy Sale Funded Scottsdale National And PXG
13:44 A Look Inside PXG’s Build Shop
15:19 Parsons’ Early Years In Baltimore
18:50 Coming Home & Living With PTSD As A Father & Founder
20:27 Understanding PTSD And Psychedelics
24:01 Life Lessons And His Legacy

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