Richard Parsons is an American business executive. Similarly, Richard Parsons is the former chairman of Citigroup and the former chairman and CEO of Time Warner. Moreover, Richard Parsons faced multiple sexual harassment allegations by many women working for the company.
Table of Biography
Richard Parsons was born in the year 1948 on the 4th of April. Likewise, the American business executive is 73 years old at the moment. The American business executive was born in New York, USA. Likewise, Richard Parsons belongs to American nationality and was born under the star sign Aries.
Moving on to Richard’s family, Parsons was born to an African-American family. Parsons was one of five children. His father, Lorenzo Locklair Parsons, was an electrical technician and his mother, Isabelle (née Judd) was a homemaker. However, the names of Richard’s siblings are not available on the internet. Moreover, the Business executive grew up in Brooklyn with his siblings.
Talking about Parson’s education, he skipped a grade in elementary school and another in high school. Following his high school graduation, He later attended the University of Hawaii at Manoa, where at 6’4″ tall he may have played varsity basketball.
However, Parsons discovered that he could get into a law school in New York without a college degree if he scored well enough on his pre-law exams. The American business executive was accepted by Albany Law School of Union University, New York. Likewise, he earned a Juris Doctor in 1971, finishing at the top of his class.
Richard Parsons is an American business executive. In the year 1971, Parsons served an internship at the New York State Legislature. Later In the year 1977, Parsons returned to New York and became a partner after only two years at the Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler law firm. He was also working at the firm with Giuliani.
Throughout his 11 years at the firm Parsons took on Happy Rockefeller, the widow of Nelson (who had died in 1979) as a high-profile client. Following a three-year career, in 1991, on the recommendation of Nelson’s brother Laurance Rockefeller to the then CEO Steve Ross.
The Business executive, Parsons was invited to join Time Warner’s board. Parsons subsequently became president of the company in 1995. Likewise, the American business executive was chairman of Citigroup from 23 February 2009 until April 2012 when he was replaced by Michael O’Neill. Later in the September of 2018, Parsons became the Interim Chairman of the Board for CBS, replacing Les Moonves.
Furthermore, In the October of 2018, Parsons stepped down from the position, citing difficulties brought about by his battle with Multiple myeloma. In the year 2007, Parsons became the chairman of the board of directors of the Jazz Foundation of America. Moreover, Parsons is also Chair of the Apollo Theater Foundation and Co-Chair of the Advisory Board of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.
Awards and Net worth
Richard Parsons has not received any awards. Likewise, the American business executive has earned a hefty deal of wealth throughout his career. However, the business executive has lost a huge deal of wealth as well. As of now, Richard Parsons enjoys a net worth of $2 million.
Richard Parsons married Laura Ann Bush in 1968. The couple has three children together. The pair has two sons named Gregory and Leslie, and a daughter named Rebecca. Moreover, Parsons had an affair with African model Macdella Cooper and they had a child in 2009.
Richard Parsons has been accused of sexual harassment by many of the female workers who worked at the same company. Following several misconducts, Richard’s stepped down from the position of CEO.
Body measurements and Social media
Richard Parsons stands tall at 6 feet 4 inches and weighs 120 kg. Likewise, the American business executive weighs 120 kg. Moreover, Richard Parsons has dark brown colored hair and eyes.
Richard Parsons is not active on any social media platforms at the moment.