Microsoft Co-Founder Paul Allen died from complications of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma on Monday afternoon.
Allen’s Vulcan Inc. announced that he died in Seattle at 65 years old.
Paul Allen has previously donated
$500+ million to brain research
$1 billion to Artificial Intelligence research
$100 million to fight Ebola
Paul Allen donated the seed money to build SETI’s Allen Telescope Array, eventually contributing $30 million to the project
Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen had previously announced that he would leave the majority of his multibillion-dollar (estimated at $20-28 billion) estate to charity. In addition, the foundation announced awards totaling $3.9 million to forty-one organizations as part of its first round of grants this year.
Paul Allen had also been funding Stratolaunch.
It is with deep sadness that we announce the death of @PaulGAllen, our founder and noted technologist, philanthropist, community builder, conservationist, musician and supporter of the arts. All of us who worked with Paul feel an inexpressible loss today. https://t.co/OMLZ7ivvSD pic.twitter.com/Bfa8kK6Q8e
— Vulcan Inc. (@VulcanInc) October 15, 2018