Co-founder Microsoft Paul Allen has passed away




Paul Allen, co-founder of Microsoft, died on Monday at the age of 65. He previously made known to suffer from lymphoma. All came up with the name Microsoft and said to have invented the mouse with two buttons.

Allen died of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, announces his company Vulcan . He already suffered from Hodgkin’s disease in 1982, after which he gave up his active role within Microsoft in 1983. Allen had founded Microsoft in 1975 together with Bill Gates. They were childhood friends.

Gates became the face of Microsoft, but he says in a statement to ABC News in connection with the death that the PC without Allen would not exist. “My heart was broken by the passing of one of my oldest and dearest friends.” From our youth at Lakeside School, through our partnership in making Microsoft and through some of our philanthropic projects over the years, Paul was a real partner and a dear friend. ”

In his autobiography Allen all claimed to be the inventor of the mouse with two buttons. In the autobiography he emerged as the inventor of ideas for Microsoft, such as the name, while Gates was the handy businessman who put them on the market.

After his time with Microsoft, he was involved in philanthropic projects, running sports teams and investing in companies through his company Vulcan. He sponsored, among other things, the search for extraterrestrial life at Seti and he also set up Stratolaunch to develop spacecraft.

The directors of other tech companies wish family and friends strength with the loss. Among others Apple director Tim Cook and Google director Sundar Pichai call him a pioneer, while Amazon founder Jeff Bezos praises his passion for inventions. Paul Allen has turned 65.


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