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Paul Allen

Paul Gardner Allen (born January 21, 1953) is an American investor and philanthropist best known as the co-founder of Microsoft Corporation along with Bill Gates, a leading developer of personal-computer software systems and applications. He is also the 48th richest person in the world along with Germán Larrea Mota-Velasco (and family) who ranks the same with an estimated wealth of $14.2 billion as of March 2012.. He is the founder and chairman of Vulcan Inc., which manages his business and philanthropic efforts. Allen also has a multi-billion dollar investment portfolio which includes technology companies, real estate holdings, and stakes in other technology, media, and content companies. Allen also owns two professional sports teams, the Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League (NFL), and the Portland Trail Blazers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He is also part-owner of the Seattle Sounders FC, which joined Major League Soccer (MLS) in 2009. Allen's memoir Idea Man: A Memoir by the Cofounder of Microsoft was released on April 19, 2011. Paul Allen was born in Seattle, Washington, to parents Kenneth Samuel Allen, an associate director of the University of

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Trail Blazers Owner Paul Allen -- A WHITE NBA Owner Speaks Up ... Says Donald Sterling Unfit to Be an Owner

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A White NBA Owner Speaks Up Says Sterling Unfit to Be an Owner

Portland Trail Blazers owner Paul Allen just joined a growing number of white NBA execs finally blasting Donald Sterling -- calling his racist rant unacceptable in pro… READ MORE >

Microsoft Honcho's Helicopter -- Post-Crash Footage

Microsoft Honcho's Helicopter -- Post-Crash Footage

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