October 16, 2018 (LBO) – One of the worlds richest people, Paul Allen has died of cancer at age 65.
He leaves behind no wife or children, and is survived by one sibling Jody Allen (59).
Allen left Microsoft in 1982, during his first battle with cancer. He was a flamboyant investor and philanthropist. He owned two major sports teams the Seattle Seahawks and Portland Trailblazers and one of the world biggest yachts Octopus.
“In his lifetime, Allen gave more than $2 billion towards causes such as education, wildlife and environmental conservation, the arts, healthcare, community services, and more. Allen received numerous awards and honors in several different professions throughout his life, and on two separate occasions (2007 and 2008 respectively) was listed among the Time 100 Most Influential People in The World.[“
He was optimistic about his recent prognosis and recently made public the recurrence of his cancer in a tweet:
Some personal news: Recently, I learned the non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma I battled in 2009 has returned. I’ve begun treatment & my doctors are optimistic that I will see a good result. Appreciate the support I’ve received & count on it as I fight this challenge. https://t.co/ZolxS8lni5
— Paul Allen (@PaulGAllen) October 1, 2018