Paul Allen

American businessman, investor and philanthropist (1953–2018), a co-founder of Microsoft

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.

Paul Allen
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Born(1953-01-21)January 21, 1953
DiedOctober 15, 2018(2018-10-15) (aged 65)
Seattle, Washington, U.S.
OccupationChairman, Vulcan Inc. and Charter Communications

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 septic shock caused by non-Hodgkin lymphoma on October 15, 2018 in Seattle, Washington at the age of 65.[1][2][3]


  1. "Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen dies at 65". Retrieved October 15, 2018.
  2. "Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen dies at 65".
  3. Wang, Christine (2018-10-15). "Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen dies of cancer at age 65". CNBC. Retrieved 2018-10-15.

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