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PREMINUO PAUL ALLEN – SUOSNIVAČ MICROSOFTA
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PREMINUO PAUL ALLEN – SUOSNIVAČ MICROSOFTA

16.10.2018.

Suosnivač Microsofta Paul Allen preminuo je od posljedica non-Hodgkin limfoma u 65. godini života.

Allenu je bolest prvi put dijagnosticirana 1983. godine kada napušta Microsoft i posvećuje se humanitarnom i filantropskom radu. Milijarder iz Seattle desetljećima je pomagao ljudima širom svijeta i financirao razne inicijative i projekte kojima je cilj bio povećanje kvalitete života najpotrebitijima.

Ljubiteljima sporta bio je poznat kao vlasnik NBA tima Portland Trailblazers, NFL tima Seattle Seahawks i MLS tima Seattle Sounders. Kao veliki ljubitelj glazbe, posebno sugrađanina Jimija Hendrixa, osnovao je Experience Music Project u Seattleu kao prostor posvećen povijesti rock glazbe.

Jedan od njegovih najbližih prijatelja i partner u Microsoftu, Bill Gates, izjavio je kako osobna računala kakva danas poznajemo ne bi postojala bez Allena:

I am heartbroken by the passing of one of my oldest and dearest friends, Paul Allen. From our early days together at Lakeside School, through our partnership in the creation of Microsoft, to some of our joint philanthropic projects over the years, Paul was a true partner and dear friend. Personal computing would not have existed without him.

But Paul wasn't content with starting one company. He channeled his intellect and compassion into a second act focused on improving people's lives and strengthening communities in Seattle and around the world. He was fond of saying, "If it has the potential to do good, then we should do it." That's the kind of person he was.

Paul loved life and those around him, and we all cherished him in return. He deserved much more time, but his contributions to the world of technology and philanthropy will live on for generations to come. I will miss him tremendously."