Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen dead at 65: a look back at his extraordinary life
Paul Allen, who co-founded Microsoft with fellow billionaire Bill Gates and used the fortune he made from the iconic technology company to invest in professional sports teams, cable TV and real estate, has died. He was 65.
Allen died on Monday in Seattle from complications of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, according to a statement from Vulcan, his investment firm. Allen’s source for his varied investments and sizeable charitable donations was his once-major stake in Redmond, Washington-based Microsoft. He had a net worth of US$26.1-billion, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index.
Allen, along with Gates, helped create an entire industry selling software for a new breed of smaller, more affordable and widely accessible computers.
He was very much the Steve Wozniak of the two Microsoft founders...
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