Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen dead at 65

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen died at the age of 65 today. Allen says he is being treated for non-Hodgkin lymphoma earlier this month.

Allen was a friend of Bill Gates's childhood, and they started Microsoft together. He left the company in 1983 for treatment with Hodgkin's lymphoma and remained a member of the board until 2000.

Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft, said that Allen's contribution to Microsoft and the industry is "indispensable." Quote:

"Paul Allen needs to contribute to our company, industry, and the community. As co-founder of Microsoft, he has created magic products, experiences and institutions in his quiet, ongoing way I have learned a lot from him, and his curiosity, curiosity, and commitment to high standards will continue to come and inspire me and all of us. "

After leaving Microsoft, Allen became an investor through his company, Vulcan, and bought into a variety of companies and markets. Vulcan's current portfolio ranges from the Seattle Museum of Pop Culture to Stratolaunch, which makes spacecraft to groups that use machine learning for climate protection. Allen has long been the owner of the Fortland Trail Blazers and the Seattle Seahawks.

Allen began many philanthropic efforts and later merged with Paul G. Allen Philanthropies. According to Allen's own website, his "charitable contributions exceeded $ 2 billion."

Allen's sister, Jody Allen, wrote a statement on behalf of his family.

"My brother was a remarkable figure at all levels, mostly a scientist and philanthropist, Paul Allen, but for us he was a beloved brother and uncle and an outstanding friend.

I have always had warmth, generosity and deep interest.I have always had time for family and friends for all the demands of his schedule.We thank you deeply for the sorrow we lost and the interest and interest that we have shown to every day many others. "

According to Quincy Jones, Allen is a great guitar player.

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