Wednesday, 22 January, 2020

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen has died- Seahawks, Trail Blazers owner

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen has died- Seahawks, Trail Blazers owner. Paul Allen, a co-founder of Microsoft company. Who was owner of the NFL’s Seattle Seahawks and NBA’s Portland Trail Blazers, died at 65 years.  He died due to complications of non-Hodgkin lymphoma. His family made this announcement in a statement of Monday through his sister Jody Allen. She said “My brother was a remarkable individual on every level while most knew Paul Allen as a technologist and philanthropist. For us Paul Allen was a much loved brother and uncle, and also an exceptional friend too.

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen has died

Furthermore, The Paul’s family and his friends blessed to experience his warmth, wit, his generosity and deep concern. For all demands on his schedule, there’s always time for family and his friends. However, at this time of loss and grief for us and so many others too. We’re profoundly grateful for the care and for the concern he demonstrated every day.”

Allen’s second bout with cancer
Allen announced on Oct. 1 that the cancer he defeated in 2009 had returned.

“I’ve begun treatment & my doctors are optimistic that I will see a good result,” Allen posted on Twitter. “Appreciate the support I’ve received & count on it as I fight this challenge.”

Co-founder paul allen has died. Paul Allen died at 65 due to complications from non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, his family announced on Monday. (Getty) Microsoft responds to Allen’s death

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella released a statement shortly after the news of his death.

The Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen died- Seahawks, Trail Blazers owner. Paul Allen’s contributions to our company, our industry and to our community are indispensable. As co-founder of Microsoft ceo, in his own quest and persistent way, he created magical products, experiences and institutions, and in doing so, he changed the world. I’ve learned so much from his inquisitiveness, curiosity and push for high standards something that will continue to inspire me and all of us at Microsoft. Our hearts are with Paul’s family and loved ones. Rest in peace.

Allen co-founded Microsoft ceo alongside Bill Gates in 1975 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He left the company in 1983 after his initial cancer diagnosis and a deteriorating relationship with Gates but remained a significant shareholder, which led to his vast wealth.

However, He used part of his fortune to purchase the Trail Blazers in 1988 and the Seahawks in 1997.

Allen’s wealth, philanthropy

Listed by Forbes as the world’s 21st wealthiest man worth $21.3 billion, Allen never married or children. He donated more than $2 billion during his lifetime, according to Forbes, and announced in 2010 that intended to leave the bulk of his fortune to charity upon his death.

Sports Business Radio reports that Jody has no interest in ownership of the Seahawks and Blazers and anticipates that the teams will be put up for sale by Allen’s estate.

Allen saved Seahawks in Seattle

Allen credited for saving the Seahawks in Seattle when he took over the team in 1996. In February of that year, then-owner Ken Behring announced plans to move the franchise to Anaheim, California. The club had mostly floundered since founded in 1976 and just finished a sixth consecutive losing season.

King County sued and forced a temporary block of the move while seeking potential new ownership. Allen, a Seattle native and already the owner of the Blazers was the best and only option, according to Fox 13. He agreed to purchase the team for $200 million.

“Sports really brings a community together,” Allen wrote in his memoir of the purchase. “Given my long history with this community, I felt it would be a great thing to keep the team in Seattle.” Thanks for visiting microsoft ceo news. Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen has died, God bless him.


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