b. January 21, 1953 d. October 15, 2018
Paul Allen was born January 21, 1953 in Seattle, Washington to parents Kenneth and Edna Faye Allen. Allen died on Monday, October 15, 2018, from complications of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in Seattle. He is survived by his sister Jody Allen.
In 1975, Paul Allen founded Microsoft software company with Bill Gates whom he met in high school in Seattle. In September 1982, Allen was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma. The following March he resigned from Microsoft. Allen became a billionaire at age 37 according to his investment company's website.
Allen spent alot of resources on philanthropic and personal projects in the Seattle Washington area. In 1997 he purchased the Seattle Seahawks NFL team . He also launched the Allen Institute for Brain Science, Allen Institute for Cell Science and Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence. In 2014 Allen pledged $100 million to support efforts to stop Ebola outbreak in West Africa.
Our industry has lost a pioneer and our world has lost a force for good. -Tim Cook (CEO of Apple Computer)
Very sad to hear of Paul Allen's passing. His passion for invention and pushing forward inspired so many. -Jeff Bezos(Founder of Amazon.com)
The world is a better place because of Paul's passion, commitment, and selflessness. His legacy will live on forever. -Pete Carrol (Head coach of the Seattle Seahawks)
From his sister Jody Allen-
"My brother was a remarkable individual on every level. While most knew Paul Allen as a technologist and philanthropist, for us he was a much-loved brother and uncle, and an exceptional friend.
Paul's family and friends were blessed to experience his wit, warmth, his generosity and deep concern. For all the demands on his schedule, there was always time for family and friends. At this time of loss and grief for us – and so many others – we are profoundly grateful for the care and concern he demonstrated every day."