news

£ 17 billion Microsoft genius dies at age 65 without having realized his dream to have a wife and children

HE should have been the face of the hi-tech revolution – but when Paul Allen died this week, you could be forgiven for not knowing who he was on earth.
The co-founder of Microsoft – once the third richest man in the world – has long since been overshadowed by his more business-like, wise school friend Bill Gates.
BackGrid Paul Allen feasted on his $ 205 million yacht where he organized exuberant celebrations over the years "Idea man" Allen, who died on Monday, aged 65, came not only with the name Micro-Soft in 1975 he convinced Gates also to give up university to set up a software company for a PC industry that did not even exist then.
Friends since Allen was 14 years old and Gates only 12 years old, the couple developed the Windows program that controls almost 90 percent of the computer systems in the world.
As "heartrending" Gates said last night that "personal computing would not have existed without" Allen and Satya Nadella, current CEO of Microsoft, added: "he changed the world."
Not bad for a few American children who had been looking for source code in skips.
Corbis – Getty Paul Allen coupled with Bill Gates to create MicrosoftAllen signed a deal in 1980 to provide IBM with the software they needed for their first home computers, although he did not have the program needed for the job.
Quickly thinking he bought an operating system from a programmer who transformed it into Windows & # 39; predecessor MS-DOS.
It was tragic that it was cancer that lasted Allen's life on Monday and that it also prevented him from becoming a long-term technological titan.
The couple's relationship soured when his diagnosis with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in 1983 meant he was too ill to spend as much time on the company as Gates did.
Paul Allen came to collect many famous artifacts, such as the guitar that Jimi Hendrix used at Woodstock. The co-founder heard his stubborn partner talk about reducing Allen's interest in the company, while "whining about my recent lack of production."
After recovering from his illness Allen refused to sell his shares to Gates, but left the company in 2000 to invest in several companies – and MUCH toys.
Indeed, when it came to spending billions of dollars, nobody was in the same class as he was.
He was the boy in the candy store who had the means to buy the candy store and the sweet manufacturer.
With a value of £ 17 billion he bought the guitar Jimi Hendrix used at Woodstock, a fleet of planes from the Second World War, a first folio of William Shakespeare, the chair of Captain Kirk from the original Star Trek TV show and a antenna to search for extraterrestrial life.
But it could not buy him the love and children he so desired.
When he released his memoirs seven years ago, Allen said in a rare interview: "I'm still optimistic, I still believe I'm going to meet someone, I want a family."
He died without ever marrying and without heir.
Characteristics of Rex Perhaps he led a lavish lifestyle on board his yacht, but Paul Allen was incredibly lonely and died without getting married or having children. Allan was once tennis star Monica Seles and was last seen with film director Leigh Collier.
Yet he was accused of abusing his dominant position with five female employees.
One of them, Abbie Phillips, took him to court for a sexual assault before a private settlement saw the case.
Her lawyer said in 1998 that Allen had a history of "developing endearments, selling away gifts and holidays, and then shooting, married female workers."
AP: Associated Press Seattle Hawkes owner Paul Allen was honored for his 20-year team ownership for an NFL game in Seattle. The reason that the portly, nerdy looking man chose to date staff, was probably that he had not invested in a personal stylist and he did not go away much.
As an alternative, the Howard Hughes label of hi-tech age or a real life Great Gatsby, few recognized him.
Allen admitted: "My face is not known, so if someone comes across me at a party, they usually have no idea if I'm just one of the guitarists in the band or if I'm the host."
He was so guarded about his private life that he asked his famous guests to sign confidentiality agreements before attending his extravagant parties.
Zuma Press The businessman is getting ready to break a guitar to celebrate the Experience Music Project on his open day. The big names that had flown to his shelters first were Sir Paul McCartney, Bono, Tom Hanks, Robbie Williams, Mick Jagger, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie.
For his 45th birthday, he played £ 5.5 million on cruise ships to Alaska and at the Cannes Film Festival he held a bash with a Bollywood theme.
One of Allen's biggest indulgences was music.
Dave Grohl of Foo Fighters played on his Halloween party, Stevie Wonder and Jon Bon Jovi stuck with him and he was the guitarist in a group called Grown Men.
Rex functions Paul Allen was friendly with many familiar faces, including musician, Bono. The shy, brimmed man urgently needs the glitter and glamor that rock stars can give him.
All had the reputation of lacking social skills, refraining from party-goers when he was bored with their conversations.
There were always enough expensive trinkets to impress visitors.
On the walls of his numerous houses were masterpieces of art by Monet, Picasso, Cezanne, Manet, Renoir, Rothko and Lichtenstein.
AFP or licensors Paul Allen and Bill Gates watch a match between Los Angeles Lakers and Portland Trail Blazers For transport. His choice of 15 plus aircraft included two Boeing 757 & # 39; s, a Messerschmitt 109, a Spitfire and if he preferred sailing three yachts were available.
The most impressive was the 414ft Octopus, the largest yacht in the world when he bought it, which cost £ 12 million a year to run.
So great is the eight-level ocean cruiser that it has two helicopters, seven boats, a ten-man submarine and a recording studio where both The Beastie Boys and Mick Jagger's group made SuperHeavy albums.
The other interests the entrepreneur was involved in, were movies, sports and come from this world.
Megayachts In the super yacht of Paul Allen, named OctopusAllen, investments were made in the DreamWorks studio of Steven Spielberg and in SpaceShipOne, the first private vessel that placed a citizen in a suborbital space.
He was basketball side of Portland Trail Blazers and the American football team of Seattle Seahawks. Allen had also tried to buy Premier League football side Southampton.
As you can imagine, his houses are dizzy. They include Rock Hudson's former Beverly Hills mansion, an island off the coast of Washington, a house in the chic Holland Park in London, a 10,000-square-foot waterfront main house in Seattle and a modernist Malibu beach path that he closed. because he hated & # 39; the sound of the ocean. "
But Allen did not blow all his money on status symbols, he also donated £ 1.7 billion to charities, including science, ocean cleaning and homelessness.
AP: Associated Press Paul Allen accepted that he did not have the drive like Bill Gates and did not fight when his share in Microsoft was reduced to 36 percent. Three times suffered from non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, the cancer finally ended his life, he was most interested in medical research.
His Allen Institute has 470 employees who are mainly occupied with brain and cell sciences.
Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook said, "Our sector has lost a pioneer and our world has lost a power forever."
Without heirs to pass on his assets, his younger sister Jody Allen is likely to continue his business and philanthropic work.
Corbis Jimi Hendrix playing guitar at Woodstock bought by the late Paul Allen Not all his investments turned out cautiously and Allen slid down to the 44th richest man in the world, a long way behind Gates, who is currently on the second largest pile of dollars.
Even though the software giant Allen had been removed from the software, she stayed in good hands with Gates.
He accepted that he did not have the unreadable drive of his old friend and does not fight if his share in Microsoft was reduced to 36 percent.
In his homage, Gates concluded: "Paul loved the life and the people around him, and we all cherished him in return.
REALITY STAR DEATH Cathouse TV star and Nevada Bunny Ranch owner Dennis Hof dies at the age of 72 BRUSH WITH DEATH Anxious moment woman stumbles and falls into a shark tank VEHICLE DISTURBED TO DEATH Writer was cut into pieces while he was still LIVES in execution of 7 minutes & # 39; & AGRY & # 39; Staff told scar cancer patient & # 39; we have a business to run & # 39; before he throws him SEX SLAVERY HELL Woman, 24, kidnapped by a man at a bus stop and kept for months as a sex slave HOW IS THIS ACCEPTABLE? & # 39; Melania hits rapper TI after her lookalike comics in music video
"He deserved much more time, but his contributions to the world of technology and philanthropy will continue for many generations, and I will miss him tremendously."
Microsoft reveals details of Project xCloud with which you can play games anywhere Did you get a story? RING The Sun on 0207 782 4104 or WHATSAPP on 07423720250 or EMAIL exclusive@the-sun.co.uk

Post Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.