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 2.08: The Accidental Zillionaire
Allen responds to these charges by saying that he is happy with his successes to date, that different kinds of investments merit different measures of success, and that he is in the really nice situation of being able to take unusual or high risks without worrying about quarterly returns or being beholden to stockholders.
The Paul Allen Group was formed to provide synergy among Allen's investments: it attempts to foster cooperation among the Allen companies, a la zaibatsu and keiretsu (Japanese practices of investing in other companies), and it fosters cooperation among the managers of the various Allen investments.
Allen says that he does want his companies to make money as well as be technologically innovative; but sources say that in other moods he admits to being more truly concerned with his companies' technological finesse.
www.wired.com /wired/archive/2.08/allen_pr.html   (6643 words)

 Paul Allen to open microcomputer history gallery at museum
Twenty-five years after he and Bill Gates moved their small software company from Albuquerque, N.M., to the Seattle region, Paul Allen is returning his attention to the city that ended up on the short end of one of the most famous corporate relocations in history.
Allen, in fact, bought that original Microsoft site through a holding company three years ago, and he contemplated putting a stand-alone museum there before ultimately deciding instead to build the gallery within the existing state museum.
Allen, who left Microsoft in 1983, is making a habit of turning his areas of personal interest into museums and exhibits, most notably the $240 million Experience Music Project in Seattle, which opened in 2000.
seattlepi.nwsource.com /business/193283_allenmuseum01.html   (861 words)

 Paul Allen eyes Metricom shares | CNET News.com
Paul Allen plans to up his stake in the wireless data communications company Metricom with the purchase of an additional 2.58 million shares of its stock.
Allen has had the option to sit on Metricom's board of directors since his initial investment in 1993, but he has not always filled his seat.
Allen's original investment in Metricom was in October 1993, and he has made two subsequent investments.
news.com.com /Paul+Allen+eyes+Metricom+shares/2100-1001_3-203683.html   (762 words)

 Paul Allen
It might be assumed that Paul Allen was named by John Howland, the first director of the RI Historical Society in 1839.
Paul Allen and others were for many years in charge of a lottery for the building fund of the Congregational Church.
Paul Allen was appointed to a state position charged with burning obsolete bills of credit.
www.gaspee.org /PaulAllen.html   (1595 words)

 SPACE.com -- Paul Allen: Private Spaceflight's Financier
Paul Allen (left) and Burt Rutan discuss results of a recent test flight of SpaceShipOne.
Allen is not a new arrival when it comes to innovation, technology, space exploration and spending his cash.
Allen said he was a big proponent of leveraging revolutionary technology and design and applying it to important problems in science.
www.space.com /missionlaunches/SS1_ALLEN_040620.html   (1088 words)

 Paul Allen: poor little rich man - Business - Business - smh.com.au
Allen was working for Honeywell and Gates was at Harvard University when they decided to form a company called Micro-soft and get into the world of microcomputers.
Allen, who plays the guitar, collected most of the pieces, which include original lyric sheets, a mixing board, stage clothes and guitars, including the remains of a smashed one.
She says the image of Paul Allen as a benevolent patron of the city is outdated.
www.smh.com.au /news/business/poor-little-rich-man/2005/12/23/1135032184307.html?page=fullpage   (1933 words)

 Paul G. Allen Family Foundation funds $5 million early cancer-detection project
The Allen Foundation's grant will fund science at the Hutchinson Center that seeks to demonstrate that biomarkers can be correlated with the presence of cancer in a mouse, yielding a blueprint for future discoveries relevant to early cancer detection in humans.
Paul Allen said that through the grant he seeks to strengthen one of the Northwest's leading scientific assets, laying the groundwork for federal and industry involvement in the Hutchinson Center's early cancer-detection research.
The Allen Foundation was among the first to support the Center's early cancer-detection research by providing $2 million in 2003 to help launch the Center's Early Detection and Intervention Initiative, stimulating additional grants for the initiative.
www.fhcrc.org /about/ne/news/2006/08/31/allen.html   (907 words)

 Paul Allen
Allen was forced to resign from Microsoft in 1983 after being diagnosed with Hodgkin's disease which was successfully treated by several months of radiation therapy.
Currently Allen is the owner of the Portland Trail Blazers (an NBA basketball team) and the Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League.
Vulcan Ventures is founded by Paul Allen to manage his investments.
www.thocp.net /biographies/allen_paul.htm   (1020 words)

 PBS | I, Cringely . March 30, 2006 - Prisoner of Redmond   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Paul Allen is one week older than me. I have more kids but he has more toys -- a LOT more toys -- including professional football and basketball teams, SpaceShipOne, lots of planes and a HUGE boat.
As development continued, Allen’s health began to deteriorate, so much so that the IBM team was worried that Allen might not survive.
By the end of 2000, though Allen technically still owned 136 million Microsoft shares, his wealth was for practical purposes separate from that of Gates, Ballmer, and the rest of Microsoft.
www.pbs.org /cringely/pulpit/pulpit20060330.html   (1204 words)

 Fool.com: Paul Allen's Wired World (Special) June 17, 1999
According to Allen's website, Vulcan looks to invest in "established companies with proven management talent, a solid business plan, demonstrated performance, and innovative products or services that can be part of the Wired World." Allen hopes to nurture such businesses with patient, long-term capital while fostering interactions among the companies he invests in.
Allen has stayed in the race with recent deals to acquire the nearly 2 million subscribers of Avalon, Falcon, and Fanch.
Allen's interest in USA is now worth about $641 million, a good, but not breathtaking return given the bull market of the '90s.
www.fool.com /specials/1999/sp990617allen.htm   (1373 words)

 Allen Institute for Brain Science   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The Allen Institute for Brain Science, located in Seattle, Washington, is a non-profit medical research organization established by Philanthropists Paul G. Allen and Jody Allen Patton.
The Allen Institute is comprised of a multidisciplinary staff committed to understanding how the brain works and having a positive and long lasting impact upon brain science.
Allen Institute for Brain Science chosen as a 2006 Finalist...
www.alleninstitute.org   (196 words)

 The Seattle Times: Local News: Paul Allen's "brain atlas" unlocking mysteries of the ultimate computer
It took only three years for a Seattle lab founded by Microsoft mogul and philanthropist Paul Allen to revolutionize the landscape of neuroscience by creating a map of the brain that goes far beyond topography to pinpoint the workings of individual cells.
Allen, who donated $100 million to the lab, said he is so pleased with the results that he will consider similar, large-scale science projects in the future.
With its remaining Allen money, the institute plans to map the human neocortex — the wrinkled outer layer that is the seat of higher thought and emotion.
seattletimes.nwsource.com /html/localnews/2003275752_brain26m.html   (1133 words)

 BLAZERS: Paul Allen Player Page
Paul G. Allen is a visionary, businessman, and philanthropist.
Allen owns and invests in telecommunications, media, sports and entertainment companies that strive to improve the way we live, learn, do business and experience the world.
Allen is a Seattle native, educated at Lakeside High School and Washington State University.
www.nba.com /blazers/special_features/PaulAllenPlayerPage-92951-41.html   (259 words)

 Paul Allen's Other Yacht
Allen also owns a third megayacht it turns out, plus two personal Boeing 757’s, in case one is in the shop.
In Seattle, where I live (and in whose suburbs Allen and Gates reside), the public paid $300 million to subsidize a football stadium for a team Allen owns, and the City Council has just allocated $50 million to fund a mile-long streetcar connecting downtown with Allen’s cluster of biotech companies.
Paul Rogat Loeb is the author of The Impossible Will Take a Little While: A Citizen's Guide to Hope in a Time of Fear, named the #3 political book of fall 2004 by the History Channel and the American Book Association, and of Soul of a Citizen: Living With Conviction in a Cynical Time.
paulloeb.org /articles/PaulAllen.htm   (950 words)

 USATODAY.com - Allen donates millions to hunt for aliens   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
WASHINGTON — Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, one of the richest men on Earth, pledged Friday to donate $13.5 million for the research into extra-terrestrial life.
Paul Allen's fascination with technology extends to space; he's helping to fund a telescope that will look for aliens.
With the contribution, Allen will have given $25 million for the construction of the Allen Telescope Array, a network of 350 radio telescopes being built to find signs of life in space, said Thomas Pierson, director of the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence Institute.
www.usatoday.com /tech/news/2004-03-21-paul-allen_x.htm   (363 words)

 The Seattle Times: Local News: Paul Allen's Experience Art Project
Paul Allen has been collecting art, but until now no one knew what kind.
Paul Allen is about to break the secrecy that's long shrouded his art collection.
Paul Hayes Tucker, an art-history professor at the University of Massachusetts, Boston, and author of several books on Impressionism, assembled the exhibition of 28 paintings for Allen.
seattletimes.nwsource.com /html/localnews/2002652590_allenart29.html   (817 words)

 BLAZERS: Paul Allen Addresses Media
Allen: When John Nash talked to me, I was excited at the possibility of getting quality players of good character, and I hope the fans are as happy about this trade as I am.
Allen: Way back in April, I said the community deserves a team of which we can all be proud of, and that I was committed to improving the Blazers on and off the court.
Allen: I talked to both Rasheed and his agent, and I think at this point in his career, I think he wanted to be in a different part of the country, spend more time with family back East, and some other things he mentioned to me.
www.nba.com /blazers/features/Paul_Allen_Addresses_Media-99427-41.html   (729 words)

 Paul Allen stakes ZDTV | CNET News.com
Through Vulcan Ventures, Allen invests in companies that offer products, services, or technologies that fit his "Wired World" strategy, and can contribute to or benefit from the technology and strategy of other Paul Allen companies.
"Paul Allen's investment is tremendous for ZDTV," ZDTV president and chief executive Larry Wangberg said in a statement.
Paul Allen is an investor in CNET: The Computer Network, publisher of News.com.
news.com.com /Paul+Allen+stakes+ZDTV/2100-1023_3-218046.html   (300 words)

 The Accidental Zillionaire: Demystifying Paul Allen - Wal-Mart   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Paul Allen made his fortune as Bill Gates's partner in Microsoft, supplemented it with questionable, though often profitable, venture capital schemes, and has since invested his wealth in a widely divergent list of interests.
She tells Allen's story from his days as a fledgling computer geek in suburban Washington state, to his role in founding the world's largest software company, to his battle with cancer, to his sycophantic flirtation with Hollywood and its brightest stars.
Paul Allen is a man of various interests and passions, but few if any know him well.
www.walmart.com /catalog/product.gsp?product_id=1952416   (771 words)

 The History of Paul Allen   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Paul Allen was born January 21st, 1953 in Seattle, Washington.
Allen and Gates founded Microsoft soon thereafter, and began working on BASIC and DOS for IBM's new personal computer.
Paul Allen's largest contribution to computer history was the developement of computer software and planting the seeds for Windows.
web.utk.edu /~jbraun1/third.html   (133 words)

 BW Online | May 3, 2004 | The $12 Billion Education Of Paul Allen
And Allen was an early investor in priceline.com Inc. (PCLN), the online travel site, handing the company $30 million in 1998 and collecting $125 million when he sold two years later.
Allen lives on a six-acre gated compound -- where his mother and his sister and her family also have homes -- on Seattle's tony Mercer Island.
Allen ran across Harvard Square to tell Gates, who was then a student at Harvard University, that the computer revolution the two of them had dreamed about in high school was about to begin.
www.businessweek.com /magazine/content/04_18/b3881106_mz020.htm   (2980 words)

 TIME Digital -- Cyber Elite - PAUL ALLEN
Paul Allen knows what he likes, and he buys it.
These days, like Gates, Allen is betting on the potential of cable in the years ahead.
Also this year Allen grabbed a stake of the Internet video-sales market with his purchase of Hollywood Entertainment.
www.time.com /time/digital/cyberelite/12.html   (203 words)

 Universe Today - Paul Allen Funds Next Stage of SETI Project
Investor and philanthropist Paul G. Allen has committed $13.5 million to support the construction of the first and second phases of the Allen Telescope Array (the ATA-32 and ATA-206), the world's newest multiple use radio telescope array.
The ATA is a partnership between the SETI Institute and the Radio Astronomy Laboratory of the University of California, Berkeley (RAL).
Allen's $13.5 million funding, structured as a challenge grant, will allow construction and operation of the first phase of 32-dishes by the end of the year.
www.universetoday.com /am/publish/paul_allen_funds_seti.html?1932004   (1182 words)

 SPACE.com -- Paul Allen Revealed as SpaceShipOne Investor
As SpaceShipOne shot through the sound barrier December 17 it was also confirmed that investor Paul Allen is the sponsor behind the project.
Allen co-founded Microsoft Corporation with Bill Gates in 1975 and served as the company's executive vice president of research and new product development.
Allen has funded the effort since he and Rutan joined forces in March of 2001.
www.space.com /news/allen_rutan_031217.html   (393 words)

 Paul Allen - SETI Institute   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Paul G. Allen owns and invests in a suite of companies exploring the potential of digital communications and a wired world.
Allen’s business strategy includes encouraging communication and synergy between his portfolio companies for mutual benefit in the areas of technology, new media, biotechnology, entertainment, telecommunications and entertainment.
Allen is owner of the Portland Trail Blazers NBA team and the Seattle Seahawks NFL franchise, and a partner in the entertainment studio DreamWorks SKG.
www.seti.org /site/pp.asp?c=ktJ2J9MMIsE&b=184196   (242 words)

 Super Geek Seeks Super Bowl Win - E-business & Business Technology News by TechWeb   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
When future Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen fired up the sole minicomputer at Seattle's Lakeside School with his secondary school pal Bill Gates in the 1960s, he had no idea that one day he would be the toast of Seattle, not for his computer legacy, but for his ownership of the Seattle Seahawks.
Allen's oyster, the Seattle Seahawks, will meet the Pittsburgh Steelers in the Super Bowl in Detroit on Sunday.
If there was a hint of football things to come when Allen was a secondary school student, it was his attendance at University of Washington football games with his father.
www.techweb.com /wire/ebiz/178601776   (608 words)

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