Paul Allen was a famous computer programmer, investor, and researcher from America. He co-founded Microsoft Corporation along with his childhood friend Bill Gates in 1975. Currently, Microsoft is the world’s largest computer software company.
Allen was diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma in early 1983. He is also the co-founder of Vulcan Inc. along with his sister Jody Allen.
Is Paul Allen still alive or dead?
Paul Allen died on October 15, 2018, due to Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma at the age of 65.
Paul Allen’s Bio, Age
Paul Allen was born on January 21, 1953, in Washington, America. He died on October 15, 2018, at the age of 65. His zodiac sign was Aquarius and held American nationality.
Allen’s father’s name was Kenneth Samuel Allen and his mother’s name was Edna Faye Allen. His father was an associate director of the University of Washington and his mother was a librarian. He has one sister named Jody Allen with whom he co-founded the company named Vulcan Inc.
Talking about Paul’s education, he attended Lakeside school located in Seattle where he met his best friend Bill Gates. Allen was interested in computers since the age of 14. Later, Allen joined Washington State University where he scored 1600 on SAT.
But, Allen left the study after two years in order to work as a programmer in Honeywell company located in Boston. He also convinced Bill Gates to quit his study and work with him on various innovative projects.
What happened to Paul Allen?
Paul Allen left his regular work after a Hodgkin lymphoma diagnosis.
Paul Allen’s Career
Paul Allen and Bill Gates started a BASIC computer programming language interpreter in 1975. In the same year, they together founded a software company named “Microsoft” which is a leading software company in the world as of 2022.
In 1980, Allen shaped up a deal for Microsoft to buy 86-DOS (known internally as QDOS, for Quick and Dirty Operating System) which was developed by Tim Paterson. The deal led the company to invent the Disk Operating system which they sold to IBM company.
Allen was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 1982. He discontinued his regular work at “Microsoft” and went for Chemotherapy for several months. In 1986, he came back to business and founded the foundation named “The Paul G. Allen Family”.
Afterward, Allen co-founded the Interval Research Corporation in 1992 along with David Liddle. But, the foundation was dismissed after making around 300 patents.
In 1996, Allen purchased the professional NFL team named “The Seattle Seahawks”. After that, he purchased another team named “The Portland Trail Blazers” for around $70 million in 1998.
Similarly, he co-founded the Allen Institute for Brain Science by donating around $100 million in 2003. Later, he established the Allen Spinal Cord Atlas online mouse gene map by investing around $41 million in 2008.
After that, Allen launched the first private space transport system named “Stratolaunch Systems” in 2011. Allen along with his sister Judy Allen founded the film production company named “Vulcan Productions”.
In 2011, Allen’s story was published under the title “Idea Man: A story by the Co-founder of Microsoft”. Later, the paperback version was also released with a new conclusion in 2012.
Awards and Nominations
Paul Allen received an honor from Seattle-king County Association in 2008 for his commitment to non-profit organizations. He has also received the Herbie Hancock Humanitarian Award in 2008 for his Innovative contribution to the business world.
How much of Microsoft did Paul Allen own?
Paul Allen owned 25% of the company’s equity.
Was Paul Allen Married?
Paul Allen was never married in his whole life. Previously, he was in a relationship with Jerry hall who joined him on his private yacht to France. Once, Allen was charged for sexually abusing Abbie Philips.
What was Paul Allen’s Net Worth?
Paul Allen was ranked as the 44th richest person in the world by Forbes in 2018. Also, he has donated over $2 billion to his Allen Institute for Brain Science. He owned a luxurious hilltop compound in Beverly Hills Post Office which costed around $55.5 million.
Moreover, Paul Allen has an estimated net worth of $20.3 billion at the time of his death.
Body Measurements: Height and Weight
Paul Allen was 5 feet 8 inches or 178 cm tall. His weight was 79 kg or 174 lbs.