Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen has died of cancer at age 65
Vulcan, an investment and project management company founded by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen (Paul Allen), confirmed on Monday on behalf of his family that Allen died of complications from non-Hodgkin ‘s lymphoma (non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma), according to CNBC. He was 65 years old.
Allen died Monday afternoon in Seattle, Vulcan said. His sister, Jody (Jody), says he is “a great man at every level”.
“although most people know Paul Allen as a technologist and philanthropist, he is still a beloved brother and uncle and an extraordinary friend to us,” Jody said in a statement. Paul’s family and friends were blessed with his wisdom, warmth, generosity and deep concern. Although he has a full schedule, he always finds time to spend with his family and friends. At this time of grief for us and many others who have lost loved ones, we are deeply grateful to him for the care he shows every day. ”
Earlier this month, Allen revealed that he had begun treatment for non-Hodgkin ‘s lymphoma, the same cancer he had conquered nine years earlier. Allen, a longtime chief executive of Microsoft, left the company when he was first diagnosed with the disease.
In 1975, Paul Allen co-founded Microsoft with Bill Gates.
Satya Nadella (Satya Nadella), Microsoft’s current chief executive, said Mr Allen had made an “indispensable” contribution to Microsoft and the technology industry. Nadella also said he learned a lot from Allen and will continue to be inspired by him. “as a co-founder of Microsoft, Allen changed the world by creating amazing products, experiences and institutions in a quiet and dedicated way,” Nadella said in a statement. ”
Allen is also one of the richest men in the world. As of Monday afternoon, he was ranked 44th on Forbes’ 2018 list of billionaires, with an estimated net worth of more than $20 billion. Allen also owns NBA Portland Blazers, the (NFL) Seahawks, and a stake in the Seattle Bay Football Club.
Allen is an American business magnate, investor and philanthropist. He co-founded Microsoft with Bill Gates (Bill Gates) in 1975. Before his death, he was probably the 44th richest man in the world, with a net worth of about $20.3 billion, including 100m shares of Microsoft stock. Alan, who had never been married and had no children, vowed to give away his fortune to charity.
Allen is the founder and chairman of Vulcan Inc. (Vulcan), which manages his various businesses and charities. Allen has a multibillion-dollar portfolio that includes investments in technology and media companies, scientific research, real estate holdings, private space ventures and the purchase of stakes in other companies.
Allen is also the founder of the Allen Institute of brain Science, the Institute of artificial Intelligence, the Institute of Cell Science, and Stratolaunch Systems. Over his lifetime, Allen has contributed more than $2 billion to education, wildlife and conservation, the arts, health and community service.