The billionaire co-founder of Microsoft, Paul Allen has died on Monday. The philanthropist, investor, and entrepreneur who has always been the influence behind the aspects of the modern lifestyle starting from science and technology to music and sports.
Paul Allen’s investment firm known as Vulcan released in a statement which brought forth the news of one of the esteemed tech-leaders death. Allen died in Seattle due to his health complications. Allen died on the afternoon of Monday after a fierce battle with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. The non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma is a less common disease related to Hodgkin’s which is cancer for the lymphatic system.
Jody Allen, sister of Paul Allen, said in a statement on behalf of the Allen family that “My brother was a remarkable individual on every level.” She even said that he was a much-loved uncle and a brother and most importantly he was an exceptional friend.
Back in 1975, Allen founded MSFT also known as Microsoft with Bill Gates. After several years, Paul Allen and Bill Gates met as students at one of the private school of Seattle. In the year 1982, Allen left the company after he was diagnosed with the Hodgkin’s disease.
The founder of Microsoft, Bill Gates released in a statement that “I am heartbroken by the passing of one of my oldest and dearest friends, Paul Allen.” According to Bill Gates, “Paul was a true partner and dear friend. Personal computing would not have existed without him.”
The Chief Executive Office of Microsoft, Satya Nadella told that the contribution that Allen made to the world and Microsoft is “indispensable.” Nadella also said that “being a co-founder of Microsoft, Paul in his own persistent and quiet way has created magical products, institutions, experiences and eventually Allen changed the world.
Even after leaving Microsoft, Paul still stayed as one of the boards of directors of the company for many years and eventually, Allen established his investment firm Vulcan as well as a philanthropic foundation.