#Microsoft #Seahawks #PaulAllen Microsoft Co-Founder and Seahawks Owner Paul Allen Dead at 65
Paul Allen, the billionaire who co-founded Microsoft with Bill Gates in 1975 is dead.
Allen succumbed to non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. He died Monday afternoon at in his hometown of Seattle.
Allen, whose wealth was estimated North of $20 Billion, announced 2 weeks ago his cancer had returned after 9 years in remission.
Allen and Gates, both college dropouts, hatched the idea for Microsoft in Albuquerque. They designed software for the yet-to-explode person computer revolution.
Allen is the one who came up with the name — Micro-Soft.
The company moved to Bellevue, Washington in 1979. He was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 1983 and resigned shortly thereafter.
Allen bought the Seattle Seahawks back in 1996, 8 years after buying the Portland Trail Blazers. He also bought the Seattle Sounders with business partners including Drew Carey, part of Major League Soccer.
Paul donated more than $2 billion to various charities.
Paul’s family says, “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 everyday.
Paul was 65. RIP.