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Jan Koum, the 38-year-old founder of the messaging company WhatsApp, donated $556 million to the Silicon Valley Community Foundation putting him at No. 4 on the list. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

Bay Area Tech Leaders Under 40 Among 2014’s Top Philanthropic Givers

Out of the top 10 most generous American philanthropists in 2014, four hail from Bay Area tech companies, according to the Chronicle of Philanthropy’s annual Philanthropy 50 list.

02/10/2015

Sean Parker attends the 3rd Annual TechFellow Awards at SF MOMA on February 22, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Steve Jennings/Getty Images For Techfellows)

Napster Co-Founder Sean Parker Donates $24 Million To Stanford For Curing All Allergies In 10 Years

Tech billionaire Sean Parker is pledging $24 million toward a Stanford University campaign to develop a cure for all allergies with one single treatment.

12/17/2014

Sean Parker attends the 3rd Annual TechFellow Awards at SF MOMA on February 22, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Steve Jennings/Getty Images For Techfellows)

Education, Conservation Groups Get Windfall From Tech Billionaire For Environmental Violations At Big Sur Wedding

California Coastal Commission says eight education and conservation projects in the Big Sur area will get $1.4 million of a $2.5 million settlement with former Facebook president Sean Parker.

10/17/2014

Sean Parker (credit: Michael Buckner/Getty Images)

Billionaire Paid Fines Or Risked Canceled Wedding

According to tech mogul, Sean Parker, the Big Sur resort where he plans to get married is threatening to cancel the event if he didn’t agree to pay for unpermitted construction…

06/21/2013

Sean Parker attends the 3rd Annual TechFellow Awards at SF MOMA on February 22, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Steve Jennings/Getty Images For Techfellows)

Napster Founder Reaches $2.5M Settlement After Unpermitted Big Sur Wedding

The California Coastal Commission and Parker said Monday they have reached a $2.5 million settlement to pay for coastal conservation programs after the Napster co-founder built a large movie-set-like wedding site in an ecologically sensitive area of Big Sur without proper permits.

06/04/2013

Sean Parker attends the 3rd Annual TechFellow Awards at SF MOMA on February 22, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Steve Jennings/Getty Images For Techfellows)

Tech Billionaire To Pay For Environmental Violations At Big Sur Wedding

Facebook billionaire Sean Parker’s lavish, $10 million Big Sur wedding got even more expensive on Monday.

06/03/2013

Sean Parker attends the 3rd Annual TechFellow Awards at SF MOMA on February 22, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Steve Jennings/Getty Images For Techfellows)

Napster Co-Founder Ties The Knot In Big Sur

A spokesman for former Facebook president and Napster co-founder Sean Parker says the wealthy Web entrepreneur has married singer-songwriter Alexandra Lenas.

06/02/2013

3rd Annual TechFellow Awards at SF MOMA

Napster Co-Founder Set To Wed In Big Sur

Napster co-founder and early Facebook adviser Sean Parker is set to get married in California’s Big Sur region.

05/31/2013

Sean Parker attends the 3rd Annual TechFellow Awards at SF MOMA on February 22, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Getty Images For Techfellows)

Napster Co-Founder’s Big Sur Wedding Expected To Be A Lavish Affair

Excitement is brewing over Napster co-founder and early Facebook adviser Sean Parker’s lavish wedding plans in Big Sur.

05/31/2013

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Brian Wilson, MC Hammer Star In Video Supporting San Francisco Mayor Lee

A YouTube video in support San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee’s re-election campaign was released Tuesday featuring local celebrities rapping to MC Hammer’s classic, “2 Legit 2 Quit.”

10/25/2011

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