Tuesday, 16 October 2018

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen dies aged 65



Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen has died aged 65 from "cancer complications", his family said.
 
The billionaire was suffering from non-Hodgkin lymphoma and died in Seattle on Monday afternoon.
 
 
He started the US software giant with his childhood friend Bill Gates in 1975 and was estimated to be the 46th richest person in the world at the time of his death, with a net worth of $20.2 billion (£15.4bn).


Two years older than Mr Gates, he persuaded him to drop out of Harvard to start up Microsoft, after the pair met in the computer room at school in Seattle.


His sister, Jody Allen, said in a statement: "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."




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