Paul Allen was suffering from cancer called non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma
He died at the age of 65 in Seattle
Paul Allen was ranked 44th on Forbes’s 2018 list of billionaires, with the net worth of $20 billion.
Who was Paul Allen?
Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen (1953-2018) died on Monday Afternoon at the age of 65 in Seattle. He was getting treatment of Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma earlier this month. Same kind of cancer he was treated for in 2009. He founded Microsoft in the year 1975 along with Bill Gates. He was an investor, Philanthropist and recently worked in support of Artificial Intelligence.
- Allen was founder and chairman of Vulcan Inc.
- He Owned two professional football team the Seattle Seahawks of the national football league & the Portland Trail Blazers of the National Basketball Association. Paul was also part of the Seattle Sounders.
- Paul Allen was also the founder of Allen Institute of Brain Science, Institute of Artificial Intelligence, Institute of cell science and Stratolaunch Systems.
Bill Gates on Paul Allen:
“I am heartbroken by the passing of one of my oldest and dearest friends, Paul Allen. From our early days together at Lakeside School, through our partnership in the creation of Microsoft, to some of our joint philanthropic projects over the years, Paul was a true partner and dear friend. Personal computing would not have existed without him. But Paul wasn’t content with starting one company. He channeled his intellect and compassion into a second act focused on improving people’s lives and strengthening communities in Seattle and around the world. He was fond of saying, “If it has the potential to do good, then we should do it.” That’s the kind of person he was. Paul loved life and those around him, and we all cherished him in return. He deserved much more time, but his contributions to the world of technology and philanthropy will live on for generations to come. I will miss him tremendously
Twitter Paid Tribute to Paul Allen
Statement from Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella on the passing of Paul Allen: pic.twitter.com/1iLDLenLKz
— Microsoft (@Microsoft) October 15, 2018
Leonardo DiCaprio – Hollywood Actor
Sad to hear of the passing of Paul Allen, who was a strong advocate for environmental protection. He and the team at Vulcan played a pivotal role in developing the Shark Conservation Fund alongside LDF. His legacy lives on via his incredible work as a philanthropist and investor.
— Leonardo DiCaprio (@LeoDiCaprio) October 16, 2018
Scott Galloway – Clinical professor of marketing at the New York
Paul Allen and Bill Gates, Lakeside School, 1970 pic.twitter.com/vWFnUi9cq0
— Scott Galloway (@profgalloway) October 16, 2018
Scottie Pippen – American former professional basketball
I loved my time in Portland with the @trailblazers and that was in part due to Paul Allen and his leadership. He was an incredibly accomplished and remarkable man who gave so much back to his community. RIP https://t.co/5hSSQdFDmx
— Scottie Pippen (@ScottiePippen) October 16, 2018