Paul Allen, who co-founded Microsoft with Bill Gates, has died of non-Hodgkins lymphona. Here's what you need to know about his volatile. Paul Allen and Bill Gates are the men who brought Microsoft, and personal computers, into our lives. But their friendship was often rocky. Paul Gardner Allen (January 21, – October 15, ) was an American business magnate, investor, software engineer, humanitarian, and philanthropist. Alongside Bill Gates, Allen co-founded Microsoft in , which helped . Allen officially resigned from his position on the Microsoft board of directors on November 9.
It is the company within Allen's Vulcan Inc.
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Allen reflect on a mission accomplished in Real estate[ edit ] Allen's Vulcan Real Estate  division offers development and portfolio management services, and is known for the redevelopment of the South Lake Union neighborhood immediately north of downtown Seattle. Allen funded the development of Portland's Moda Centerwhich he purchased in Allen purchased Seattle's historic Cinerama Theater inand upgraded it with 3-D capability and digital sound, in addition to interior and exterior refurbishing.
The theater installed the world's first commercial digital laser projector in Allen opened the Hospital Club in London in as a professional and social hub for people working in the creative arts. He purchased the arena on April 2,and stated that this was a major milestone and a positive step for the franchise. The Sounders sold out every home game during its first season, setting a new MLS record for average match attendance. Their films have received various recognition, ranging from a Peabody  to Independent Spirit Awards Grammys  and Emmys.
The films have also been nominated for Golden Globes  and Academy Awards  among many others. InVulcan Productions co-produced the Richard E.
Robbins-directed film Girl Rising  which tells the stories of girls from different parts of the world who seek an education. A variety of college and private screenings as well as panel discussions have been hosted throughout the country. Allen Family Foundation, which he founded with Jody Allenwas established to administer a portion of Allen's philanthropic contributions.
The institute makes research tools available to the scientific community using an open data model. Project Aristo is working to build an AI system capable of passing an 8th grade science exam. The institute is investigating and creating a virtual model of cells in the hope of bringing forth treatment of different diseases. Allen Frontiers Group aims to discover and support ideas at the frontier of bioscience in an effort to accelerate the pace of discovery.
The Great Elephant Census team flew over 20 countries to survey African savannah elephants. The survey results were published in and showed rapid rates of decline which were accelerating. The survey is the largest of its kind and designed to provide data to help conservation programs. The initiative gained enough signatures to be on the state's ballot on November 3,and passed.
He also created a website called TackleEbola. The summit aimed to share key learnings and reinforce the need for continued action and support to bring the number of Ebola cases down to zero, which was achieved in January On August 7,they tried again and recovered the bell in very good condition.
It is what it is. And in the book you write that several of the key ideas were yours. I could see the logic of that. Maybe I could have argued more forcefully for the value of my original idea, but at the time I agreed to it.
I try a slightly different tack. So are you trying, I ask, to come to some resolution over the Microsoft years, to put to rest the feeling that you had all the big ideas that were never fully recognised? I thought I should just record those.
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But at the time those things have a real power. I was really surprised. I was stunned and disappointed. Such as the fact that Allen stopped playing chess with Gates after only a few games because Gates was such a bad loser he would sweep the pieces to the floor in anger; or how Gates would prowl the company car park at weekends to check on who had come in to work; or the way he would browbeat Allen and other senior colleagues, launching tirades at them and putting them down with the classic denigrating comment: After insisting on a split in his favour at first, Gates then renegotiated the terms of their partnership to give himself As the final insult, Allen overheard Gates discussing with Steve Ballmer now Microsoft's CEO how to dilute Allen's equity in the company, complaining that he was so unproductive.
Allen was fighting his first bout of life-threatening cancer at the time. It shows your true character, once and for all," Allen said, bursting in. I think it's a direct telling of what happened, and tries to give you a real feel of the personalities involved.
Bill and I have always been friends, even through the ups and downs, and there have been some. Those events were inthere's been a lot of water under the bridge since then. What on earth do you do with all that money?
It's a question I'd quite like to have to wrestle with myself, I say, though the quip singularly fails to elicit even a smile from Allen. As it happens, the answer is quite straightforward, at least it is if you are a boy.
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You spend billions of dollars playing with boys' toys: You indulge your love of Jimi Hendrix by buying the white Stratocaster he played at Woodstock and many other artefacts, then get Frank Gehry to design one of his trademark buildings in Seattle to house them.
You play with rockets, pumping millions into the private space programme SpaceShipOne. Because you've always loved going to the cinema, you invest in DreamWorks when it is founded. Not to mention Octopus, that yacht he had built, all metres of it, with a full-time crew of more than 50, an industry-standard recording studio, cinema, basketball court and swimming pool, in addition to the helicopter pads and eight-person submarine. That has got to be the ultimate boy's toy, I suggest.
He gives a rare belly laugh, and says: It's another kind of platform for exploration, though it is big, much bigger than I expected.
You love these things when you are young, and then you have a chance to realise them. By the time it was detected, it had already spread to his lymph nodes. After intensive chemotherapy, he is now in remission. He is tested every few months and is hoping that if he remains clear for a few more years he will be considered cured. He's found ways to cope with the terror of not knowing about the future — friends, working on the book, keeping positive — but he says it has changed his outlook.
And he has joined Bill and Melinda Gates billionaire's club where members pledge to give away most of their wealth. Isn't he bored rigid of having that man loom over him all over again with his "philanthro-capitalism"?
Allen is gracious in reply. He's done some great stuff. I really appreciated it. Gates put out a statement after it was published in the US saying he remembered several of the key Microsoft events differently.
I think Bill was a bit surprised by some of the elements in it, and he'll want to have a very intense discussion about that.