Paul Allen, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Paul Allen

American inventor, investor and philanthropist

Date of Birth: 21-Jan-1953

Place of Birth: Seattle, Washington, United States

Date of Death: 15-Oct-2018

Profession: composer, businessperson, engineer, computer scientist, entrepreneur, record producer, inventor, musician, film producer, art collector

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Aquarius

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About Paul Allen

  • Paul Gardner Allen (January 21, 1953 – October 15, 2018) was an American business magnate, researcher, investor, and philanthropist.
  • He is best known for co-founding Microsoft Corporation alongside Bill Gates in 1975, which helped spark the microcomputer revolution of the 1970s and 1980s and later became the world's largest personal computer software company.
  • Allen was ranked as the 44th-wealthiest person in the world by Forbes in 2018, and had an estimated net worth of $20.3 billion at the time of his death.Allen was the founder, with his sister Jody Allen, and Chairman of Vulcan Inc., the privately held company that managed his various business and philanthropic efforts.
  • He had a multibillion-dollar investment portfolio including technology and media companies, scientific research, real estate holdings, private spaceflight ventures, and stakes in other sectors.
  • He owned two professional sports teams: the Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League and the Portland Trail Blazers of the National Basketball Association, and was part-owner of the Seattle Sounders FC, which joined Major League Soccer in 2009.Allen was also the founder of the Allen Institute for Brain Science, Institute for Artificial Intelligence, Institute for Cell Science, Stratolaunch Systems, and Apex Learning.
  • He gave more than $2 billion to causes such as education, wildlife and environmental conservation, the arts, healthcare, community services, and more.
  • He received numerous awards and honors in several different professions, and was listed among the Time 100 Most Influential People in the World in both 2007 and 2008.
  • Through his work funding the first manned private spaceflight in 2004 with SpaceShipOne, he became the co-recipient of both the Collier and National Air and Space Museum trophies.

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