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RIP Paul Allen

Article by Pierre Zarokian.

Microsoft co-founder, Paul Allen,  died today from cancer.  Allen had announced earlier this month that the disease, which he had been treated for in 2009, had returned.  He was one of my inspirations as the Microsoft co-founder, becoming one of the richest people in the world and owner of an NFL (Seahawks) and NBA (Trail Blazers) team.

It’s sad that he never got married or had any kids. With estimated net worth over $20 Billion he has said that he will leave majority of his wealth to charity.

Allen and Gates founded Microsoft Corp. in 1975. Microsoft’s big break came in 1980, when IBM Corp. decided to move to personal computers. IBM asked Microsoft to provide the operating system.