Paul Allen

1953 - 2018

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Paul Gardner Allen (January 21, 1953 – October 15, 2018) was an American businessman, computer programmer, researcher, investor, film producer, explorer, and philanthropist. He is best known for co-founding Microsoft Corporation with his childhood friend Bill Gates in 1975, which helped spark the microcomputer revolution of the 1970s and 1980s. Allen was ranked as the 44th-wealthiest person in the world by Forbes with an estimated net worth of $20.3 billion at the time of his death in October 2018.Allen quit from day-to-day work at Microsoft in early 1983 after a Hodgkin lymphoma diagnosis, remaining on its board as vice-chairman. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Paul Allen has received more than 11,292,424 page views. His biography is available in 77 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 73 in 2019). Paul Allen is the 92nd most popular businessperson (down from 77th in 2019), the 1,024th most popular biography from United States (down from 853rd in 2019) and the 30th most popular American Businessperson.

Paul Allen is most famous for co-founding Microsoft with Bill Gates.

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  • 11M

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  • 62.46

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 77

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 4.89

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 5.79

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Over the past year Paul Allen has had the most page views in the with 931,580 views, followed by Spanish (80,770), and German (71,310). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Uzbek (191.71%), Simple English (95.28%), and Latvian (92.11%)


Among businesspeople, Paul Allen ranks 92 out of 847Before him are Torakusu Yamaha, Li Ka-shing, Flavio Briatore, Ambroise Vollard, Gianni Infantino, and Paul Reuter. After him are Gordon Moore, Eusebi Güell, Bertha Benz, Nathan Mayer Rothschild, Mikhail Khodorkovsky, and Michele Ferrero.

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Among people born in 1953, Paul Allen ranks 41Before him are Nigel Mansell, Ben Bernanke, Thomas Bach, Jean-Pierre Jeunet, James Horner, and Felix Magath. After him are Andrew Wiles, Alfred Molina, Kitarō, Wang Yi, Lloyd Austin, and Lenín Moreno. Among people deceased in 2018, Paul Allen ranks 47Before him are Burton Richter, Barbara Bush, Günter Blobel, Leon M. Lederman, Bernard Lewis, and Shoko Asahara. After him are R. Lee Ermey, Milena Dravić, Paul D. Boyer, Gene Sharp, Joe Jackson, and Ruud Lubbers.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Paul Allen ranks 1,024 out of 20,380Before him are Jerome Karle (1918), Hugh Glass (1783), Duff McKagan (1964), Joseph L. Mankiewicz (1909), John Searle (1932), and W. Edwards Deming (1900). After him are Cass Elliot (1941), Michael Jai White (1967), Edward Tatum (1909), Thomas Wolfe (1900), Clifford D. Simak (1904), and Mary Jackson (1921).

Among BUSINESSPEOPLE In United States

Among businesspeople born in United States, Paul Allen ranks 30Before him are Stan Kroenke (1947), Robert McNamara (1916), Kris Jenner (1955), Mark Zuckerberg (1984), Benjamin Guggenheim (1865), and Estée Lauder (1906). After him are Gordon Moore (1929), Charlie Munger (1924), Cornelius Vanderbilt (1794), Roy O. Disney (1893), Solomon R. Guggenheim (1861), and Ethan Allen (1738).