Décès de Paul Allen, le propriétaire des Blazers

16 Octobre, 2018, 03:38 | Auteur: Auguste Feret
  • Paul Allen participe à un événement de charit

Lundi, le milliardaire américain Paul Allen est décédé à 65 ans des suites d'un cancer, a annoncé sa famille.

"C'est avec une grande tristesse que nous annonçons la mort de notre fondateur Paul Allen, cofondateur de Microsoft", a indiqué l'entreprise Vulcan, fondée et détenue par Paul Allen. Ensemble, ils fondent Microsoft, une contraction des mots " microcomputer " (micro-ordinateur) et " software " (logiciel), en 1975.

Paul Allen (gauche) et Bill Gates en 1981.

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Allen démissionne trois ans plus tard à cause de son lymphome non-hodgkinien pour fonder et présider Vulcan, une société d'investissement qui gère des actifs dans la culture, l'immobilier, les médias et le sport.

Paul Allen a notamment investi plus d'un milliard de dollars dans des projets régionaux, notamment la création du pôle technologique South Lake Union, à Seattle, où s'est établi le géant Amazon, et la mise sur pied du Allen Institute for Brain Science, après que la maladie d'Alzheimer eut emporté sa mère. En football américain, son équipe des Seahawks de Seattle est l'une des équipes phares du championnat NFL, comme les Trailblazers de Portland en NBA.

Il possédait aussi une collection d'avions anciens et a financé la première fusée non gouvernementale à avoir effectué un voyage dans l'espace.

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