Paul G. Allen

Paul G. Allen
  • Joined the Giving Pledge: 07/15/2010 - Read the Letter
  • Estimated Net Worth: $17.7 billion
  • Estimated Lifetime Giving: $2 billion
  • Forbes Rank: #40
  • Industry: Computer software
  • Born: 1953
  • Died: 2018
  • Residence: Mercer Island, WA

Paul G. Allen is co-founder of Microsoft. In 2000 he founded the Experience Music Project Museum in Seattle. Allen also owns two professional sports teams, the Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League (NFL), and the Portland Trail Blazers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He is also part-owner of the Seattle Sounders FC, which joined Major League Soccer (MLS) in 2009.

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There are many challenges, both here in the northwest and around the world that I know will keep us broadening our reach and looking for ways to help.

Paul G. Allen

Giving Interests

Arts / Culture; Native Americans; Economically disadvantaged; Human services, Emergency aid; Scientific research; Technology