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Paul Allen - a high-ranking name

Thursday, 15 January 2009

Paul AllenWould you like to be introduced a person who is not only famous for his wealth but for his exceptional thinking power, technical knowledge and a sacrificial mind! This is Paul Allen who makes even his own history. The story of invention in fact turned Allen into a brand name around the world. He has much popularity being a business personality, program inventor and so forth. Nowadays, Allen's company Microsoft Corporation undoubtedly dominates in the realm of computer programming business. So, let us see the written and unwritten narrative how Paul Allen built his personal domain.

Son of librarian achieved many titles

A person with many titles like computer programmer, entrepreneur and co-founder of the Microsoft Corporation is none but Mr. Paul Gardner Allen, a very well known name indeed.

Allen's parents (Faye and Kenneth Allen) worked at library section at the University of Washington while he could get the chance to familiar with different culture, visit museums, concerts, galleries and so on. He got inspiration for reading especially on science fiction novel from his parents. ‘Tom Swift series' was the best one that attracted Allen much where he would found interest in space, rockets, submarines and other sorts of machines. This interest later led Allen to be a computer programmer.

Allen's birth year is 1953. He lives at Mercer Island in Washington DC.

Friends become founders

Paul Allen and Bill Gates were two friends from their school life. They jointly worked for many days with computer technology. And finally Paul Allen in cooperation with Bill Gates set up one of the world's most profitable and leading companies- Microsoft Corporation in 1975.

Though Allen left Microsoft in 1983 because of illness, there is no doubt; his involvement with the company actually made him billionaire. He still remains there as a senior strategy advisor.

Allen invested in variety of fields, for instance, entertainment, sports, technology and even in aerospace. Similarly, he put into many hi-tech firms such as America Online and Ticketmaster, Starwave, Egghead Software etc just carrying out a dream of a wired world where communication and information technology would be the primary weapons for people.

He has association with other some big company like the NFL's Seattle Seahawks, the NBA's Portland Trailblazers etc. Allen later expanded his business policy in the area of wireless modems, cable television, Web portals etc.

No doubt - a rich person

Allen was identified 12th richest American and 41st in the world ranked by Forbes Magazine in 2008.  In recent times his net amount is apparently estimated $16 billion. Time Magazine in 2007 and 2008 respectively selected Allen as one of the top influential persons among 100 people across the globe. And the most interesting thing is heard that at least 20 million US dollar is needed in each year to maintain one of the Allen's yachts, used for cruising. Besides, different organizations and Universities presented Allen a number of honorary degrees and awards.

Money makes money

Last two decades of 20th centuries, Allen was actually obsessed with earning money. With a view to implementing that motive, Allen entered into the sports and entertainment sectors. In 1988, he established a sports and entertainment complex worth of $262 million after buying the National Basketball Association's Portland Trailblazers. At the same time, he bought the National Football League's Seattle Seahawks.

Taking challenges is all

The guiding principle that worked behind the source of inspiration of Paul Allen is taking challenges and facing it properly. It drives Allen to reach at the pick of the success. From the very beginning of the life, diverse possibilities of the world steered him to go forward and to keep pace with new types of works, investments, philanthropy etc. His dreams are new, constantly redefined and always positive to move forward.

Allen strongly believes on the infinitive ability of every individual person. People can be able to find out the answers to problems, to design some extraordinary things, to invent new idea, he believes.

Mockery with Allen!

Some online experts bearing disguised identity stumbled across the programmer Paul Allen just creating a secret ‘MySpace page'. The guys try to make propaganda and sometimes publish obligatory false information about Paul Allen via their page terming it secret. Under the name ‘Merman', they sometimes publish distorted picture and provide false details about Allen's age (mentioning 102 years), hometown, interests, liking persons etc.

Beautiful mind

Being obsessed in aesthetics, Allen financed to build a Seattle museum while encouraged by expired guitarist Jimi Hendrix, he bankrolled to found the Experience Music Project.

Moreover, Allen donated a big amount in different charities as well as research organizations. In 2003, he funded at least $100 million to Allen Institute for brain science.

Disclosed but not all

Allen founded the private spaceship, supposed to be the first in the world, named «SpaceShipOne» where Allen donated a great amount that is conditionally undisclosed.

Md. Asraful Alam

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