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Paul Gardner Allen

(1953-01-21)January 21, 1953
Died October 15, 2018(2018-10-15) (aged 65)
Seattle, Washington, U.S.
Education Lakeside School, Washington State University (dropped out)
  • Investor
  • entrepreneur
  • philanthropist
Years active 1975–2018
Known for Co-founder of Microsoft
Net worth US$20.3 billion (October 2018)
Relatives Jody Allen (sister)

Paul Gardner Allen (January 21, 1953 – October 15, 2018) was an American who created Microsoft with Bill Gates. He was the fifth richest person in the United States. He lived in Mercer Island, Washington.

Allen was also the outright owner of two sports teams, and was part-owner of a third. He fully owned the Seattle Seahawks of the NFL and the Portland Trail Blazers of the NBA. He was a minority owner of Seattle Sounders FC in Major League Soccer.

Allen died from complications of non-Hodgkin lymphoma on October 15, 2018 in Seattle, Washington at the age of 65.

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