Paul Allen, the Microsoft cofounder as well as billionaire philanthropist, died Monday coming from complications of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. He was 65.
His holding company Vulcan confirmed his death in a statement: “of which can be with deep sadness of which we announce the death of our founder Paul G. Allen, co-founder of Microsoft as well as noted technologist, philanthropist, community builder, conservationist, musician as well as supporter of the arts.”
Allen founded Microsoft with Bill Gates in 1975. He died one of the richest people within the entire world that has a net worth of over $20 billion, still holding millions of shares within the company.
“My brother was a remarkable individual on every level,” his sister Jody Allen said. “While most knew Paul Allen as a technologist as well as philanthropist, for us he was a much loved brother as well as uncle, as well as an exceptional friend.”
Allen left Microsoft after eight years when he was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s disease. He initially overcame of which, however in 2009 as well as again in 2018 he announced of which he was receiving treatment for non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said in a statement, “I have learned so much coming from him — his inquisitiveness, curiosity as well as push for high standards can be something of which will continue to inspire me as well as all of us at Microsoft.”
Allen dedicated many of his years after Microsoft to philanthropy, a wide array of investments, as well as professional sports. He owned the Seattle Seahawks football team, which won the 2013 Super Bowl under his leadership, as well as the Portland Trail Blazers basketball team. He had given away more than $2 billion by the time of his death as well as had pledged to donate “the majority of my fortune.” He was also a talented guitarist.
“His passion for the game, combined with his quiet determination, led to a design organization on as well as off the field,” NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said in a statement. “Our league can be better for Paul Allen having been a part of of which.”