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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 8,856,317 page views. His biography is available in 72 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 69 in 2019). Paul Allen is the 57th most popular businessperson (up from 66th in 2019), the 627th most popular biography from United States (up from 685th in 2019) and the 21st most popular American Businessperson.

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

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  • 4.96

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Among BUSINESSPEOPLE

Among businesspeople, Paul Allen ranks 57 out of 604Before him are Madam C. J. Walker, Aga Khan IV, Joan Gamper, J. Bruce Ismay, Calouste Gulbenkian, and Robert McNamara. After him are Giovanni Agnelli, Margaret Hamilton, Rupert Murdoch, Li Ka-shing, Fred Trump, and Dietrich Mateschitz.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1953, Paul Allen ranks 18Before him are Isabelle Huppert, Richard Clayderman, Tony Blair, Jim Jarmusch, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, and Mike Oldfield. After him are John Malkovich, Hulk Hogan, Teresa Teng, Peter Stormare, Nigel Mansell, and Malcolm Young. Among people deceased in 2018, Paul Allen ranks 21Before him are Philip Roth, Paul Bocuse, Stephen Hillenburg, Peter Grünberg, Burt Reynolds, and Lys Assia. After him are France Gall, Billy Graham, Jin Yong, Robert Venturi, Ursula K. Le Guin, and Arto Paasilinna.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Paul Allen ranks 627 out of 15,968Before him are Robert Ludlum (1927), Victor Fleming (1889), Joe Louis (1914), Philip Johnson (1906), Bill Cosby (1937), and Diana Ross (1944). After him are Charles Greeley Abbot (1872), Harold Urey (1893), Melvin Calvin (1911), Mickey Rooney (1920), F. Murray Abraham (1939), and Wendell Meredith Stanley (1904).

Among BUSINESSPEOPLE In United States

Among businesspeople born in United States, Paul Allen ranks 21Before him are Robert Kardashian (1944), Jeff Bezos (1964), Robert Kiyosaki (1947), Johns Hopkins (1795), Madam C. J. Walker (1867), and Robert McNamara (1916). After him are Margaret Hamilton (1936), Fred Trump (1905), Estée Lauder (1906), Martin Cooper (1928), Benjamin Guggenheim (1865), and Ronald Wayne (1934).

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