Paul Allen

1953 - 2018

Paul Allen

Paul Gardner Allen (January 21, 1953 – October 15, 2018) was an American business magnate, investor, and philanthropist. He was best known for co-founding Microsoft Corporation with childhood friend Bill Gates in 1975, which helped spark the microcomputer revolution of the 1970s and 1980s, later making Microsoft the world's largest personal computer software company. Allen was ranked as the 44th-wealthiest person in the world by Forbes in 2018, with an estimated net worth of $20.3 billion at the time of his death.Allen left active operations 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 7,450,592 page views. His biography is available in 69 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 66th most popular businessperson.

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Among businesspeople, Paul Allen ranks 66 out of 481Before him are Helena Rubinstein, Li Ka-shing, Rupert Murdoch, Benjamin Guggenheim, Kiichiro Toyoda, and Margaret Hamilton. After him are Robert McNamara, Jakob Fugger, Robert Guérin, Dietrich Mateschitz, Akio Morita, and Fred Trump.

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Among people born in 1953, Paul Allen ranks 19Before him are Richard Clayderman, Ahmad Shah Massoud, Mike Oldfield, Jim Jarmusch, Benazir Bhutto, and Nigel Mansell. After him are Teresa Teng, John Malkovich, Hulk Hogan, Anders Fogh Rasmussen, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, and Malcolm Young. Among people deceased in 2018, Paul Allen ranks 31Before him are Jin Yong, Hubert de Givenchy, Jens Christian Skou, Arto Paasilinna, Burton Richter, and Richard E. Taylor. After him are Billy Graham, John Young, Roy J. Glauber, Charles K. Kao, Leon M. Lederman, and Günter Blobel.

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Among people born in United States, Paul Allen ranks 685 out of 12,171Before him are James Hetfield (1963), Stephen Covey (1932), William Saroyan (1908), Tommy Hilfiger (1951), Theodore Schultz (1902), and Nancy Sinatra (1940). After him are Edward Mills Purcell (1912), Stanley Cohen (1922), Stanley Milgram (1933), Joe Louis (1914), Quincy Jones (1933), and Diana Ross (1944).

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Among businesspeople born in United States, Paul Allen ranks 21Before him are Robert Kiyosaki (1947), Steve Ballmer (1956), Jeff Bezos (1964), Robert Kardashian (1944), Benjamin Guggenheim (1865), and Margaret Hamilton (1936). After him are Robert McNamara (1916), Ronald Wayne (1934), Mark Zuckerberg (1984), Larry Flynt (1942), Estée Lauder (1906), and Cornelius Vanderbilt (1794).

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