Microsoft Cofounder Paul Allen

Microsoft Co-Founder Paul Allen Passes Away At 65

Famous Microsoft Corp co-founder, Paul Allen, has died at 65 due to cancer. A school friend of Bill Gates, he persuaded Gates to drop out of his university, Harvard. This was the reason Gates was able to set up Microsoft, the biggest software company in the world.

Paul Allen did not stick with Microsoft forever as in 1983, he left the company after it ventured in the corporate world. He also, allegedly, had disputes with Gates. However, he earned so much through Microsoft that he had billions of dollars to spend.

The Disease

Paul Allen was, unfortunately, dealing with non-Hodgkin Lymphoma. During early October, Allen revealed that his treatment of the disease was going on. He was treated for the same in 2009. Before he left Microsoft, he had an early brush with the disease in 1980 too.

Allen was a man of the world. He had a lot of high profile friends from all industries especially business and entertainment. His special friends included Bono, the lead singer of U2. However, he did not like the limelight much and therefore, preferred staying at the Mercer Island.

Microsoft Cofounder Paul Allen

Microsoft Cofounder Paul Allen

On his demise, Bill Gates showed his dismay and said, “I am heartbroken by the passing of one of my oldest and dearest friends”.

Paul Allen now was living across Lake Washington from Seattle. This is where he grew up. He was also into philanthropy and dedicated $1 billion to causes.

Born in Seattle, Paul Allen was the son of a librarian and his mother was a teacher. He was 2 years older than Bill Gates. They met in some computer room in Lakeside School in Seattle. This is where they discovered their love for technology and software.

Paul Allen leaves behind his family. His death has people from all over the world sharing special and authentic messages.

From our side, we say,

RIP Paul Allen. May you find eternal peace.

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