Tuesday US briefing: Microsoft magnate Paul Allen dies at 65

Tuesday US briefing: Microsoft magnate Paul Allen dies at 65
Tuesday US briefing: Microsoft magnate Paul Allen dies at 65

Tuesday US briefing: Microsoft magnate Paul Allen dies at 65

Source: The Guardian

Top story: Bill Gates ‘heartbroken’ by Microsoft co-founder’s death

Tuesday US briefing: Microsoft magnate Paul Allen dies at 65
Tuesday US briefing: Microsoft magnate Paul Allen dies at 65

Paul Allen, who co-founded Microsoft with Bill Gates in 1975 and went on to spend his considerable fortune on philanthropy and his varied personal passions, died on Monday aged 65.

Paul Allen and Bill Gates in 1981.
 Paul Allen and Bill Gates in 1981. Photograph: Sipa Press/Rex/Shutterstock

Gates said he was “heartbroken” at the passing of his childhood friend, who had been suffering from non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. An avid sports fan, Allen owned the Portland Trail Blazers and the Seattle Seahawks. The Seahawks won their only Super Bowl in 2014, under his stewardship.

– Giving back. Allen contributed more than $2bn across a spectrum of philanthropic interests, including ocean health, elephant conservation, homelessness, and scientific research.

– Sunken ships. He also funded several successful expeditions in search of the US and Japanese warships sunk during the war in the Pacific.

 

 

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