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Paul Allen Age, Death, Wife, Family, Biography, Net Worth & More

Paul Allen

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Bio/Wiki
Full NamePaul Gardner Allen
Nickname(s)Microsoft's other Mogul, The Bitter Billionaire, Idea Man
Profession(s)Businessman, Investor, Philanthropist
Famous ForBeing the co-founder of Microsoft
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 178 cm
in meters- 1.78 m
in feet inches- 5’ 10”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 75 kg
in pounds- 165 lbs
Eye ColorDark Blue
Hair ColorMedium Blonde
Personal Life
Date of BirthJanuary 21, 1953
BirthplaceSeattle, Washington, U.S.A
Date of DeathOctober 15, 2018
Place of DeathSeattle, Washington, U.S.A
Age (at the time of death)65 Years
Death CauseCancer
Zodiac sign/Sun signAquarius
SignaturePaul Allen Signature
NationalityAmerican
HometownSeattle, Washington, U.S.
SchoolLakeside School
College/UniversityWashington State University (Dropped Out)
Educational QualificationHigher Secondary
ReligionNot Known
EthnicityNot Known
Food HabitVegetarian/Non-Vegetarian
HobbiesSinging, Playing Guitar, Collecting War Planes
Relationships & More
Sexual Orientation Straight
Marital StatusUnmarried
Affairs/GirlfriendsJerry Hall (1999) Model
Paul Allen ex girlfriend Jerry Hall
Family
Wife/SpouseN/A
ChildrenNone
ParentsFather- Kenneth Samuel Allen (Librarian)
Paul Allen's Father

Paul Allen's Father


Mother- Edna Faye Allen (Librarian)
Paul Allen's Mother

Paul Allen's Mother

SiblingsBrother- None
Sister- Jody Allen (Entrepreneur)
Favorite Things
Favorite Musician(s)Jimi Hendrix, Jimmy Page, David Gilmour
Style Quotient
Car Collection1988 Mazda B-Series, Porsche 959
Yatch Collection414 Foot Yatch Octopus, 313 Foot Watercraft Tatoosh
Money Factor
Net Worth (approx.)$20 Billion

Paul Allen

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Some Lesser Known Facts About Paul Allen

  • Does Paul Allen smoke?: Not Known
  • Does Paul Allen drinks alcohol?: Yes
  • Allen’s parents were both librarians who helped him to develop a variety of interests.
  • He showed an interest in science from a very young age.
  • Allen met Bill Gates at the Lakeside School in Seattle. At that time he was 14 years old while Gates was 12.
  • He scored 1600 in his SAT exam and got admission into the Washington State University but decided to drop out of college after two years in order to work as a programmer for Honeywell in Boston. He also convinced Bill Gates to drop out of Harvard College.

    Paul Allen and Bill Gates at the age of 17 and 15

    Paul Allen and Bill Gates at the age of 17 and 15

  • In 1975, he with Gates started to market a BASIC computer programming language interpreter and co-founded Microsoft in Albuquerque, New Mexico. It was he who came up with the name “Microsoft” for the company.
  • Microsoft became the worlds biggest software company in no time and Bill and Allen became one of the youngest billionaires in the world.

    Paul Allen with Bill Gates

    Paul Allen with Bill Gates

  • In 1982, Allen was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma and underwent several months of Chemotherapy. Due to his degrading health conditions, he took himself away from the workings and businesses of Microsoft.
  • After leaving Microsoft he invested and bought many companies and devoted himself in more philanthropic works.
  • In 1992, Allen with David Liddle founded the Interval Research Corporation. It made over 300 patents and filed lawsuits against some big companies such as Apple, YouTube, Yahoo!, Google, Facebook, eBay, Netflix, AOL, Office Depot, OfficeMax, etc.
  • In 1996, he bought his first professional sports team, the Seattle Seahawks NFL team.

    Paul Allen supporting his team Seattle Seahawks

    Paul Allen supporting his team Seattle Seahawks

  • In 1998, he purchased the Portland Trail Blazers NBA for a sum of $70 million.
  • In 2011, he released his memoir titled, “Idea Man.”
  • He owned a 414-foot yacht named Octopus that cost $200 million to build and had amenities such as a recording studio, helipads, and two submarines.
  • He was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 1982 and underwent several rounds of radiation therapy and a bone marrow transplant. In 2009, he was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma, which was successfully treated but it relapsed in October 2018, and he succumbed to the same on October 15, 2018.
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