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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Paul Allen finds lost WWII ship USS Indianapolis

"We've located the wreckage of the USS Indianapolis in Philippine Sea at 5500m below the sea." That tweet from entrepreneur and billionaire Paul Allen around 12:20 p.m. Saturday confirmed what many have been searching for since the ship was sunk on July 30 ...
Posted: August 20, 2017, 4:30 am

Paul Allen’s team finds sunken World War II warship in Philippine Sea

On Friday night, billionaire and philanthropist Paul Allen watched the Seattle Seahawks, a football team he owns, trounce the Minnesota Vikings 20-13. But his attention was elsewhere — Allen was monitoring a live feed from the Philippine Sea where an ...
Posted: August 19, 2017, 7:10 pm

Billionaire Paul Allen Finds Lost World War II Cruiser USS Indianapolis in the Philippine Sea

Seventy-two years after two torpedoes fired from a Japanese submarine sunk cruiser USS Indianapolis (CA-35), the ship’s wreckage was found resting on the seafloor on Saturday – more than 18,000 feet below the Pacific Ocean’s surface. Paul Allen ...
Posted: August 19, 2017, 1:30 pm

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen discovered a long-lost World War II warship

On July 30th, 1945, a Japanese submarine launched a pair of torpedoes at the USS Indianapolis, sinking it in minutes and resulting in the greatest loss of life in the history of the US Navy. Since then, the final resting place of the ship has been a ...
Posted: August 20, 2017, 9:00 am

Billionaire Paul Allen finds wreckage of World War II naval ship in the Pacific

The wreckage of U.S. Navy cruiser, lost during World War II, was found Friday by billionaire philanthropist Paul Allen and a team of researchers. The vessel, the USS Indianapolis, was destroyed by a Japanese submarine on July 30, 1945. The ship sunk ...
Posted: August 20, 2017, 3:28 pm
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