Paul Allen (born January 21, 1953 – died October 15, 2018) is an American Co-Founder Of Microsoft, Philanthropist, and Investor. In 1975, he and Bill Gates started a BASIC computer programming language interpreter. Later, they co-founded Microsoft in Albuquerque, New Mexico. His full birth name is Paul Gardner Allen.
Allen made a deal for Microsoft to buy a Quick and Dirty Operating System in 1980. Furthermore, this led the company to develop a Disk Operating System. They delivered to IBM and ran it on IBM’s PC line.
In 2000, due to his health condition, he withdrew his name from the Board of Director of the company. Later, Paul became the senior strategy advisor to the company’s executives. Moreover, Allen founded the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation in 1986.
On October 15, 2018, the investor died after battling a long fight against cancer. The businessman also has two professional sports teams in America.
Bio, Age, Parents & Early Life
The Microsoft co-founder was born on January 21, 1953, in Seattle, Washington, USA. As of 2018, Paul Allen’s age was Sixty-five (65) years old. His parents Kenneth S. Allen (father) and Faye G. Allen (mother) were both librarians. Paul belongs to the Jewish religion. He also had a sister named Jody Patton (American businesswoman).
Furthermore, he did his schooling from Lakeside School. During his school, the businessman was interested in science and computers. Later, he enrolled in The Washington State University.
But due to career, Allen later drop-out from the University. He wanted to focus on the Honeywell in Boston, as a programmer.
In 1975 he and his friend created Microsoft. Unfortunately, due to his health, Paul left the company. Moreover, he started to invest in non-profit organizations for the benefit of the general public.
As of relationship, Allen never married in his life. Therefore, he has no children of his own. But he had many girlfriends. Paul also dated Jerry Hall.
|Personal Life Information|
|Full Birth Name||Paul Gardner Allen.|
|Working As||1. Co-Founder Of Microsoft.
|Age||Sixty-five (65) years old (As of 2018).|
|Date of Birth (DOB), Birthday||January 21, 1953.|
|Date of Death||October 15, 2018.|
|Birthplace/Hometown||Seattle, Washington, United States.|
|Citizenship||The United States.|
|Star Sign (Zodiac Sign)||Aquarius.|
|Current Residence||Seattle, Washington, United States.|
|Famous For||Recently died of cancer at the age of 65.|
|Height (Tall)||Feet & Inches: 5' 10".
Centimeters: 178 cm.
Meters: 1.78 m.
|Weight||Kilograms: 79 Kg.
Pounds: 174 lbs.
|Biceps Size||13.5 inches.|
|Body Measurements (chest-waist-hips)||40-32-35.|
|Shoe Size (US)||8.|
|Hair Color||Greyish White.|
|Parents||Father: Kenneth S. Allen.
Mother: Faye G. Allen.
|Siblings||Sister: Jody Patton.|
|Paul Allen Wife & Relationship|
|Dating History?||Not found.|
|Girlfriend (Fiancee)||Name not available.|
|School||Lakeside School in Seattle.|
|College/University||The Washington State University.|
|Hobbies & Favorite Things|
|Favorite Celebrities||Actor: Matt Damon.
Actress: Alexandra Daddario.
|Dream Holiday Destination||Paris.|
|Love to do||Reading and Traveling.
|Favorite Dishes||Italian Food.|
|Paul Allen Net worth|
|Net Asset||Approx. $20.3 billion US dollars (As of 2018).|
|Office Address||Not Known|
|Home Details||Not Known|
|Mobile or Phone Number||N.A.|
|Email Address||Will update soon.|
|Official Website||Not Available.
Some Lesser Known Facts about Paul Allen (Microsoft Co-founder)
- He met Bill Gates at the age of 14 in school.
- Allen was the one who came up with the name “Microsoft” for the company.
- In 1982, Allen was detected with Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
- As of 2018, the estimated Net worth of Paul Allen is $20.3 billion USD.
- Furthermore, he loved to play the guitar.
- The 65-year-old businessman also known by the names of “Idea Man” and “the bitter billionaire”.
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- His cancer was once treated by the doctor but in 2009, Paul again diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
- Abbie Phillips sued Allen for sexually assaulting her.
- In 2008, he received the Herbie Hancock Humanitarian Award from the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz.