Paul Allen

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Paul Allen
Full NamePaul Gardner Allen
BirthJanuary 21, 1953, Seattle, Washington, U.S.
DeathOctober 15, 2018 (aged 65), Seattle, Washington, U.S.
EducationWashington State University (dropped out)
OccupationsEntrepreneur, investor, philanthropist, programmer, researcher, film producer, sports executive
Years Active1972–2018
Known ForCo-founding Microsoft with Bill Gates, Pioneer of the personal computer revolution
RelativesJody Allen (sister)
Net Worth at Death$20.3 billion (Forbes)
Health IssuesHodgkin lymphoma (diagnosed in early 1983), non-Hodgkin lymphoma (diagnosed in 2009)
Major Companies FoundedMicrosoft, Vulcan Inc., Allen Institutes for Brain Science, Artificial Intelligence, and Cell Science, Stratolaunch Systems, Apex Learning
Sports Teams OwnedSeattle Seahawks (NFL), Portland Trail Blazers (NBA), part-owner of Seattle Sounders FC (MLS)
Achievements in SportsUnder Allen, the Seahawks won Super Bowl XLVIII and made it to two other Super Bowls (XL and XLIX)
PhilanthropyDonated more than $2 billion to education, wildlife and environmental conservation, the arts, healthcare, and community services
Space ExplorationFunded the first crewed private spaceplane, SpaceShipOne, in 2004
Honors and AwardsListed among the Time 100 Most Influential People in the World in 2007 and 2008
Cause of DeathSeptic shock related to cancer
Posthumous AchievementStratolaunch, the largest aircraft in history by wingspan, first flew in April 2019

Paul Allen Net Worth

Paul Allen’s net worth is approximately $20 billion.

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