Paul Allen

Paul Allen


Paul Allen, who is an American business magnate, inventor, and co-founder of Microsoft born on 21 January 1953, In Seattle, Washington, U.S.

Family Background:

He is the son of Kenneth S. Allen and his wife Faye G. Allen. He has one sibling Jody Patton. His father was associate director of the University of Washington Libraries. His mother was also worked as the librarian.

Personal Life:

In 1982, He was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma. He was successfully treated by several months of radiation therapy. He was Never married and he has no children.


He attended the Lakeside School in Seattle, where he met Bill Gates. Later he enrolled at the University of Washington.


In 1975, Allen and his friend Bill Gates started marketing a BASIC programming language interpreter and co-founded the Microsoft in Albuquerque, New Mexico. In 1980, Allen had been materialized a deal for Microsoft to buy a Quick and Dirty Operating System, which had been invented by Tim Paterson, Who is an employee at the Seattle Computer Products. In 1982, Allen had been detected with Hodgkin’s lymphoma and underwent several months of Chemotherapy. Due to his degrading health conditions, Allen had taken himself away from the workings and businesses of Microsoft and had resigned from his position on the Board of Directors in 2000. In 1986, He had founded the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation for the advancement of health and human services. In 1993, Allen and David Liddle founded the Interval Research Corporation, Which was Silicon Valley-based laboratory. In the same year, Allen had bought 80 percent of Ticketmaster by investing 243 million US dollars into it. By 1998, He had been acquired more than 30 companies under him. In 2003, Allen and his sister, Jo Lynn established the “Allen Institute for Brain Science”, Donated 100 million US dollar. In 2014 He established the Allen Institute of Artificial Intelligence, The main focus on Artificial Intelligence.

Unknown Facts:

  • In 1997, He purchased Seahawks.
  • He is the Multitalented mogul.
  • He founded the EMP Museum.


  • Microsoft founder Bill Gates tried to cut his Microsoft co-founder out of the business when he had fallen ill with cancer, according to a damning memoir by Paul Allen.

Awards and Achievements:

  • In 2008, He received the Vanguard award.
  • In 2010, He received the W.J.S. Krief Lifetime Achievement award.
  • In 2012, He received the Eli and Edythe Broad for Philanthropy in the Art.
  • In 2014, He received the Lifetime Achievement award.

What can we learn from Him??

Like Paul Allen, Focus on your goal, Never think about useless things. Always be active.

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