2018-10-16

Miles Harris
  • Faith: Other Faiths
  • Career: Public Figure
  • Birthday:  January 21, 1953
  • Fun Faith Fact!: Allen was listed amongst the Time 100 Most Influential People in The World in 2007 and 2008.

Paul Allen was an American business magnate, investor and philanthropist. He co-founded the technology company Microsoft alongside Bill Gates in 1975. At the time of his death, he was estimated to be the 46th-richest person in the world, with an estimated net worth of $20.3 billion, comprising 100 million Microsoft shares. He passed away on October 15th, 2018.

Allen was the founder and Chairman of Vulcan Inc., which managed his various business and philanthropic efforts. He had a multibillion-dollar investment portfolio including technology and media companies, scientific research, real estate holdings, private spaceflight ventures, and stakes in other companies. He owned two professional sports teams: the Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League and the Portland Trail Blazers of the National Basketball Association, and was part-owner of the Seattle Sounders FC, which joined Major League Soccer in 2009.


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