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Paul Allen

1953 - 2018

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Paul Gardner Allen (January 21, 1953 – October 15, 2018) was an American business magnate, computer programmer, researcher, investor, and philanthropist. He co-founded Microsoft Corporation with childhood friend Bill Gates in 1975, which helped spark the microcomputer revolution of the 1970s and 1980s. Microsoft became the world's largest personal computer software company. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Paul Allen has received more than 10,282,093 page views. His biography is available in 73 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 72 in 2019). Paul Allen is the 74th most popular businessperson (down from 57th in 2019), the 853rd most popular biography from United States (down from 627th in 2019) and the 25th most popular American Businessperson.

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

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Among businesspeople, Paul Allen ranks 74 out of 601Before him are Calouste Gulbenkian, Larry Ellison, Boris Berezovsky, Kiichiro Toyoda, Estée Lauder, and Lee Kun-hee. After him are Liliane Bettencourt, Akio Morita, Louis Vuitton, Li Ka-shing, Adnan Khashoggi, and Mikhail Khodorkovsky.

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Among people born in 1953, Paul Allen ranks 31Before him are Nigel Mansell, Carlos Queiroz, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, Alfred Molina, Fatih Terim, and Peter Stormare. After him are Malcolm Young, Manuel Pellegrini, Paulo Roberto Falcão, Andrew Wiles, Armen Sarkissian, and James Horner. Among people deceased in 2018, Paul Allen ranks 31Before him are Arto Paasilinna, Arvid Carlsson, Jin Yong, Stéphane Audran, Lys Assia, and Richard E. Taylor. After him are Jamal Khashoggi, Robert Venturi, Francis Lai, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Roy J. Glauber, and Bernard Lewis.

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Among people born in United States, Paul Allen ranks 853 out of 18,182Before him are Jayne Mansfield (1933), Norman Foster Ramsey Jr. (1915), Britney Spears (1981), Mary Higgins Clark (1927), James Hetfield (1963), and John Lee Hooker (1917). After him are Samuel Barber (1910), Alan Arkin (1934), Bill Bixby (1934), John J. Pershing (1860), Lynn Margulis (1938), and Jason Robards (1922).

Among BUSINESSPEOPLE In United States

Among businesspeople born in United States, Paul Allen ranks 25Before him are Mark Zuckerberg (1984), Martin Cooper (1928), Margaret Hamilton (1936), Robert McNamara (1916), Larry Ellison (1944), and Estée Lauder (1906). After him are Larry Flynt (1942), Benjamin Guggenheim (1865), Madam C. J. Walker (1867), Sam Walton (1918), William Boeing (1881), and Lee Iacocca (1924).

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