Paul Allen Net Worth 2020, Bio, Wiki, Height, Weight, Awards, and Instagram.
Paul Allen Net Worth – Paul Allen was an American industrialist, investor, musician, sports team owner and philanthropist who had a net worth of $20 billion at the time of his death in 2018.
Paul Allen was born on January 21, 1953, in Seattle, Washington, Paul Allen met fellow Lakeside School student and computer enthusiast Bill Gates when Allen was 14 and Gates was 12.
Less than a decade later, in 1975, college drop-outs Allen and Gates founded Microsoft. Allen resigned after being diagnosed with Hodgkin’s disease in 1983 and continued to pursue other business, research and philanthropic opportunities.
While attending the Lakeside School outside Seattle, 14-year-old Allen met 12-year-old Bill Gates, a fellow student and computer enthusiast. Less than a decade later, in June 1975, Allen and Gates, both dropped out of college. Allen, who was from Washington State University, founded Microsoft with the intention of designing software for the new wave of personal computers.
By the time Allen arranged for Microsoft to buy an operating system called Q-DOS for $50,000, the company had already supplied software for emerging companies such as Apple and Commodore.
Gates and Allen reinvented Q-DOS as MS-DOS and installed it as the operating system for IBM’s PC offering, which dominated the market after its release in 1981.
According to a press release issued by Vulcan Productions in May 2013, Stone’s film tells the “intensely personal stories of environmentalists and energy experts who have converted from being fiercely anti to strongly pro-nuclear energy, risking their careers and reputations in the process.
Stone exposes this environmental controversy with stories of defection by Stewart Brand, Richard Rhodes, Gwyneth Cravens, Mark Lynas and Michael Shellenberger, among others.
“Pandora’s Promise presents nuclear power as a hopeful solution to climate change, and is opening people’s minds about one of the most critical issues of our time,” Allen stated. “This is exactly the type of thought-provoking project we are proud to partner on and support.”
Acclaimed films and series from Vulcan Productions include Girl Rising (2013); This Emotional Life (2010); Judgment Day: Intelligent Design on Trial (2007);
Rx for Survival: A Global Health Challenge (2005); No Direction Home: Bob Dylan (2005); Strange Days on Planet Earth (2005); Black Sky: The Race For Space, and Black Sky: Winning the X Prize (2004); Lightning in a Bottle (2004); The Blues (2003); and Evolution (2001).
In 2014, Allen pledged $100 million to combat Ebola in West Africa. That same year, he founded the Allen Institute for Cell Science, which researches cells in order to understand their behavior in how to fight diseases. Allen has also taken interest in space time travel and launched Vulcan Aerospace in 2015.
Height and Weight
height: 5ft 10in
On May 29, 2013, it was announced that Vulcan Productions, Allen’s award-winning media company, had signed on as a production partner of Pandora’s Promise, the groundbreaking documentary by Academy Award-nominated director Robert Stone.
The film premiered at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival to rave reviews, and was scheduled to debut in the United States in November 2013.
Net Worth 2020
Allen was worth $20.3 billion at the time of his death, according to Forbes. He was the 44th–richest person in the world and the 21st-richest person in America.
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