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Paul Allen net worth:
$18 Billion

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Paul Gardner Allen was born on 21st January in 1953 in Seattle, Washington State USA, and is a programmer, entrepreneur, businessperson, television producer, investor, film producer, inventor and real estate developer. However, he is certainly best known as, in collocation with Bill Gates, the co-founder of Microsoft Corporation in 1975, which is now in the top few companies in the world by market capitalisation. Paul Allen is also the founder of Vulcan Inc., which is a project management and investment company.

How rich can a person be, who has occupations such as  Paul Gardner Allen? Latest estimates by Forbes magazine state that Paul has a net worth of over $18 billion, the majority of his wealth accumulated from his interest in Microsoft, as well as Vulcan Inc., and an amount which places him in the top 50 richest people in the world.

Paul Allen Net Worth $18 Billion

Allen went to Lakeside School where he met Bill Gates who was also enthusiastic about computers. Paul was studying at Washington State University but left it after two years to work with Honeywell in Boston as a programmer. It was a decisive step, as Paul met his friend Bill Gates again, persuaded him to leave Harvard University and to create Microsoft. The two were critical in developing a Data Operating System(DOS) which enabled the company to gain a contract to supply IBM for its PCs, and which was the basis for Paul’s and Bill Gates’ net worth.

Paul Allen contracted Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in 1982, and during lengthy radiation treatment gradually gave-up his position with Microsoft, although not formally leaving the company until 2000, and even then being retained as a consultant. Meantime, Paul Allen’s net worth is also earned in the film industry, through the production company Vulcan Productions whose projects include “Far from Heaven” directed by Todd Haynes, “Hard Candy” directed by David Slade, and documentaries “Rx for Survival: A Global Health Challenge”, “ Judgment Day: Intelligent Design on Trial” etc. The film “Girl Rising” (2013) was very successful as more than $2.1 million has been collected to help poor girls to get education.

Allen has also tried himself as a writer; the autobiographical book “Idea Man: A memoir by the co-founder of Microsoft” was published in 2012, which added somewhat to his net worth. Paul Allen is also known in music world; Legacy Recordings has released an album by Paul Allen and the Underthinkers “Everywhere at Once“, not a world shaker but an interesting sideline.

Paul Gardner Allen’s impressive net worth and philanthropic view has allowed him to donate more than $1.5 billion to develop and improve services in different fields such as technology, education, science, wildlife conservation and even the arts. The philanthropist is ready to share his fortune, and in 2012 he was named as the most charitable person in the USA. In 2011 alone he donated over $375 million, and to administer his charity works, the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation was established. Further, Paul Allen is an art lover and supporter (about 100 million of his net worth is donated) who has founded some non-profit institutions such as EMP Museum, STARTUP Gallery, Living Computer Museum and others. Of particular significance is that in 2014 Allen donated $100 million towards finding the cause of and a cure  for the ebola epidemic in West Africa. In addition to that Paul Gardner Allen is a founder of Stratolaunch Systems, the Allen Institute for Brain Science and the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence.

What is more, Paul Allen is the owner of professional sport teams such as Seattle Seahawks (NFL) and Portland Trail Blazers (NBA). Also a part of the Seattle Sounders FC belongs to the influential businessman.

Paul Gardner Allen is a diverse personality, who has never married, but dated such stars as Jerry Hall and Monica Seles, and is reputed to be something of a party animal. He also owns at least eight residences, three yachts, and  a MIG-29 aircraft – aircraft is a hobby, and includes several World War 2 ‘planes as well as a Boeing 757.


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Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Unseen Enemy2017Documentary executive producer post-production
The Ivory Game2016Documentary executive producer
Naledi: A Baby Elephant's Tale2016Documentary co-executive producer
Racing Extinction2015Documentary co-executive producer
That Film About Money2014Short executive producer
We the Economy: 20 Short Films You Can't Afford to Miss2014Documentary producer
Years of Living Dangerously2014TV Series documentary co-producer - 9 episodes
Girl Rising2013Documentary executive producer
Pandora's Promise2013Documentary executive producer
Where God Left His Shoes2007executive producer
Bickford Shmeckler's Cool Ideas2006executive producer
American Masters2005TV Series documentary executive producer - 1 episode
Hard Candy2005executive producer
Lightning in a Bottle2004Documentary executive producer
The Blues2003TV Series documentary executive producer - 7 episodes
The Soul of a Man2003Documentary executive producer
Titus1999executive producer
Peter Gabriel: Eve1996Video Game executive producer - as Paul Allen

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
This Emotional Life2010TV Series documentary executive in charge - 3 episodes
Nova2007TV Series documentary executive in charge - 1 episode
Rx for Survival: A Global Health Challenge2005TV Mini-Series documentary executive in charge - 1 episode
Strange Days on Planet Earth2005TV Series documentary executive in charge - 4 episodes
Black Sky: Winning the X Prize2004TV Movie documentary executive in charge
Black Sky: The Race for Space2004TV Movie documentary executive in charge
Evolution2002TV Series documentary executive in charge - 7 episodes
Me & Isaac Newton1999Documentary presented by

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Inspirations1997Documentary concept

Production Manager

Production Manager

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Success at the Core2010Video documentary short executive-in-charge

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Heart: Night at Sky Church2011TV Movie special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Portlandia2014TV SeriesHimself
When Seattle Invented the Future: The 1962 World's Fair2012TV Movie documentaryHimself
60 Minutes2011TV Series documentaryHimself (segment "The Co-Founder")
SIFF 35th Anniversary Tribute2009ShortHimself - Guitarist
The Money Programme2008TV Series documentaryHimself
Super Bowl XL2006TV SpecialHimself - Seattle Seahawks Owner
Black Sky: Winning the X Prize2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
Black Sky: The Race for Space2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
Nova2001TV Series documentaryPresenter
Me & Isaac Newton1999DocumentaryPresenter
The Triumph of the Nerds: The Rise of Accidental Empires1996TV Movie documentaryHimself (co-founder, Microsoft)

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
60 Minutes2011TV Series documentaryHimself (segment "The Co-Founder")

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2006EmmyNews & Documentary Emmy AwardsOutstanding Informational Programming - Long FormRx for Survival: A Global Health Challenge (2005)· Jody Allen (executive in charge - Vulcan Productions)
· Paula Apsell (executive in charge - WGBH/NOVA Science Unit)
· Richard Hutton (executive producer - Vulcan Productions)
· Larry Klein (series executive producer)
· Lisa Mirowitz (senior producer)
· Tabitha Jackson (producer)
· Jill Shinefield (producer)
· Andrew Young (producer)
· Michael Beckham (producer/director)
· Sarah Holt (producer/director)
· Rob Whittlesey (producer/director)
· Gail Willumsen (producer/director)
· Richard Dale (director)
2004Visionary AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA

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Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015IDA AwardInternational Documentary AssociationBest Short Form SeriesWe the Economy: 20 Short Films You Can't Afford to Miss (2014)· Morgan Spurlock
2010IDA AwardInternational Documentary AssociationLimited SeriesThis Emotional Life (2010)· Dyllan McGee (executive producer)
· Peter W. Kunhardt (executive producer)
· Jody Allen (executive-in-charge)
· Richard Hutton (senior executive producer)
· Paula Apsell (senior executive producer)
· Lisa Mirowitz (supervising producer)
· Bonnie Benjamin-Phariss (supervising producer)
· Jesse Sweet (writer)
· Daniel Gilbert (writer/host)
2004Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Nonfiction SeriesThe Soul of a Man (2003)· Martin Scorsese (executive producer)
· Jody Allen (executive producer)
· Ulrich Felsberg (executive producer)
· Peter Schwartzkopff (executive producer)
· Alex Gibney (series producer)
· Margaret Bodde (producer)


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#Fact
1He is a founding partner of DreamWorks SKG. Although his involvement has been less publicized, he actually owns more stock than either Steven Spielberg, Jeffrey Katzenberg or David Geffen.
2Owns a yacht named Meduse.
3Along with Bill Gates, he was co-founder of Microsoft in 1975.


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