Paul Allen, who co-founded Microsoft with Bill Gates, died Monday afternoon from complications of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. He was 65.
His death was confirmed by Vulcan, the Seattle-based company he founded in 1986 to manage his various business and philanthropic efforts.
A statement from Allen’s sister, Jody, posted on the company’s website says, “My brother was a remarkable individual on every level. While most knew Paul Allen as a technologist and philanthropist, for us he was a much loved brother and uncle, and an exceptional friend.”
- Allen is the second tech billionaire to die from cancer in recent years. Apple co-founder Steve Jobs died in October 2011 from pancreatic cancer.
- Even all that money and technological know-how couldn’t save Allen from cancer.
- Allen was estimated to be the 44th richest man with a net worth of more than $20 billion.