Friday, 23 August, 2019

Microsoft co-founder and Seattle Seahawks owner Paul Allen has died

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Lora Ball | 17 October, 2018, 22:43

He was first diagnosed when he was CEO of Microsoft. On October 1 he said that the disease has returned.

According to Forbes magazine, Allen was worth almost $22 billion at the time of his death, making him the world's fourth wealthiest person.

It would be almost impossible to list all the accomplishments that Allen achieved in his career, which began as a part owner of Microsoft alongside Bill Gates.

Vulcan Inc. said Allen possessed "a remarkable intellect and a passion to solve some of the world's most hard problems", and hailed his conviction in creative thinking to have an impact on society.

Allen has a stake in many businesses and other organizations. Among them including aerospace via SpaceShipOne and Stratolaunch as well as in sports by being the owner of Portland Trail Blazers NBA team and Seattle Seahawks NFL team together with partial ownership of Seattle Sounders FC MLS team.

Allen's film production company, Vulcan Productions produced movies such as Far From Heaven, Girl Rising, This Emotional Life, and Unseen Enemy. Allen founded the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence, Stratolaunch Systems and the Allen Institute.

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Allen's wealth from his shares allowed him to invest in sports teams, as well as philanthropic projects through his own foundation.

Some of his money went toward cutting-edge research. He also developed a string of other businesses and philanthropies, including the Allen Institute for Brain Science.

Paul Gardner Allen was born on January 21, 1953, in Seattle, Washington.

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Vulcan issued a statement saying that everyone who worked with Allen is suffering an "inexpressible loss today".

"While most knew Paul Allen as a technologist and philanthropist, for us he was a much loved brother and uncle, and an exceptional friend", Allen's sister, Jody Allen, said in a statement on behalf of her family. "We send our deepest condolences to Paul's friends, the Allen family and everyone at Microsoft".

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