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|Date of Birth||21 January 1953|
|Source of Wealth||Microsoft, Investments|
|Residence||Mercer Island, WA|
|Education||Dropout, Washington State University|
In 2008, Paul Allen made a distinguishable commitment to the non-profit organizations in the Pacific Northwest for a life time contribution of around $1 Billion.
He received the Herbie Hancock Humanitarian Award for his huge contribution to the business world and for being a global philanthropist, from the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz.
Paul Allen earnings also come from his investments in real estate holdings, technology and media companies, and stakes in other companies.
In 2011, Paul Allen had a book published under the title of ‘Idea Man’, mentioning his life history and the development of Microsoft through the dual effort of Bill Gates and Paul Allen himself.
Paul Allen drives one of the most technically advanced Porsche 959 that can accelerate from 0 to 100 mph in 8.6 second and has a top speed of 190 mph.
Paul Allen the cofounder of Microsoft purchased a mansion in Atherton for $27 Million.
Paul Allen seems to be on a real estate buying rage and his number of a plush properties include a condo in the luxurious location of Beverly Hills, and Thurston Estate, which was previously owned by Lorrin P. Thurston, the latest being his purchase been from Wade Thompson’s widow, Angela Thompson.
Paul Allen owns a very attractive and beautiful ranch in the western side of the Grand Tetons, U.S.
Paul Allen owns a 416-foot yacht, which held the title of the biggest sailboat in the world when it was delivered, and Tatoosh is another mega yacht owned by him.
His fleet of cars includes Porsche 959, and a Mazda B. He also owns Mig-29, which is a two-seater Soviet-designed fighter plane that had served with Russia and the Ukrainian Air Force.
Paul Allen is known by the names of ‘Idea Man’ and ‘The Bitter Billionaire.’ He throws lavish parties, but he is so obsessively private that he makes his guests sign a non-disclosure agreement.
Paul Allen pledged to donate the majority of his holdings to philanthropic organizations and causes in 2010.
Being a music fanatic, Paul Allen maintains a complete band and has a dedicated recording studio in each of his yachts and homes.
Paul Allen as an avid art collector has invested around $250 Million in his collection of Picasso, Montero, and other famous artists. He is also renowned as a philanthropist, an investor, musician, and innovator.
Paul Allen is the proud owner of Octopus, the 416-foot yacht which is also the 12th largest yacht of the world.