Paul Allen Net Worth is$13.2 Billion
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Profession: Programmer, Entrepreneur, Businessperson, Philanthropist, Investor
Date of Birth: Jan 21, 1953
Nicknames: Paul G Allen, Paul Gardner Allen
Height: 1.78 m
Weight: 77.55 kg
Country: United States of America
Paul Allen is an American industrialist and the co-founder of Microsoft, with an estimated net worth of $13.2 billion dollars. Allen co-founded the software company Microsoft with Bill Gates. Allen met Bill Gates at Harvard in 1973. When the MITS Altair 8800 based on the Intel 8080 CPU, Gates and Allen decided this was the time to create their own computer software company. Gates and Allen created the Altair emulator that ran on a minicomputer, and then the BASIC interpreter. A partnership was formed with Gates and Allen and the creators of the new microcomputer, Micro Instrumentation and Telemetry Systems (MITS). Gates and Allen trademarked the name "Microsoft" on November 26, 1976. Allen is the is chairman of Charter Communications, and founder and chairman of Vulcan Inc., his private asset management company. Allen has a multi-billion dollar investment portfolio in over 40 other media, technology, and content companies. Allen is also the owner of three professional sports teams: the Portland Trail Blazers of the National Basketball Association (NBA), the Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League (NFL), and the Seattle Sounders FC franchise. Allen, like his colleague Gates, is involved in philanthropy, making contributions toward the advancement of science and technology, and to organizations related to health and human services.
Paul Gardner Allen (born January 21, 1953) is an American business magnate and investor. Allen co-founded Microsoft with Bill Gates. He is also the 48th richest person in the world along with Germ'an Larrea Mota-Velasco (and family) who ranks the same with an estimated wealth of $14.2 billion as of March 2012.. He is the founder and chairman of Vulcan Inc., which manages his business and philanthropic efforts. Allen also has a multi-billion dollar investment portfolio which includes technology companies, real estate holdings, and stakes in other technology, media, and content companies. Allen also owns two professional sports teams, the Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League (NFL), and the Portland Trail Blazers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He is also part-owner of the Seattle Sounders FC, which joined Major League Soccer (MLS) in 2009. Allen's memoir Idea Man: A Memoir by the Cofounder of Microsoft was released on April 19, 2011.
Allen co-founded Microsoft with Bill Gates in Albuquerque, New Mexico, in 1975, and began marketing a BASIC programming language interpreter. Allen came up with the original name of "Micro-Soft," as recounted in a 1995 Fortune magazine article. In 1980, after promising to deliver IBM a Disk Operating System (DOS) they had not yet developed for the Intel 8088-based IBM PC, Allen spearheaded a deal for Microsoft to purchase a Quick and Dirty Operating System (QDOS) written by Tim Paterson who, at the time, was employed at Seattle Computer Products. As a result of this transaction, Microsoft was able to secure a contract to supply the DOS that would eventually run on IBM's PC line. This contract with IBM was the watershed in Microsoft history that led to Allen and Gates' wealth.
Allen was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma in 1982. His cancer was successfully treated by several months of radiation therapy. However, he did not return to Microsoft and began distancing himself from the company. Allen officially re

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Man involved in German backpacker abduction pleads guilty in NT court

Paul Allen pleaded guilty to aggravated assault, arson and three counts of aggravated robbery. The plea came as the jury was taken on a tour of the crime scene. His co-offender, Ashley Matz, was sentenced to six years and three months jail in June this ...
Posted: October 25, 2016, 9:12 pm

Paul Allen’s Living Computers: Museum + Labs rebranded and expanded to better ‘ignite curiosity’

The Seattle museum founded by Paul Allen as a means of preserving and honoring computer technology has undergone a name change and expansion to better serve future visitors. Living Computers: Museum + Labs, previously known as the Living Computer Museum ...
Posted: October 25, 2016, 10:22 am

Bill Hilf, a former big gun at Microsoft and HP, is back and working for Paul Allen

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen has hired Bill Hilf as the new CEO of Allen's company, Vulcan. Vulcan is an odd mix of a company, part commercial (investing in things like real estate), part philanthropic (supporting, for instance, wildlife preservation ...
Posted: October 19, 2016, 5:37 pm
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