Paul Allen

Paul Allen

American inventor, investor and philanthropist

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January 21, 1953

Paul Allen was born in Seattle.



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James Rogers
January 13, 2020
Fox News
The wreck of a U.S. World War II aircraft has been revealed in stunning detail 77 years after it was lost off Oahu, Hawaii.
Zeynep Tufekci
December 21, 2019
Scientific American
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Sudhir Ispahani
December 5, 2019
Marwan Fawaz, the former Next chief and an executive advisor to Google, reflects on his path to success and explains why leadership requires continuous learning.
Avery Hartmans
November 15, 2019
Business Insider
While the team isn't currently up for sale, it's possible the team may be looking for new ownership after the death of Microsoft cofounder Paul Allen.
Caleb Jones
October 20, 2019
A crew of deep-sea explorers and historians looking for lost World War II warships have found a second Japanese aircraft carrier that went down in the historic Battle of Midway.
James Rogers
October 19, 2019
Fox News
Researchers have discovered the wreck of the Japanese aircraft carrier Kaga 77 years after it was sunk by U.S. forces during World War II's Battle of Midway.
Loren Grush
October 11, 2019
The Verge
Stratolaunch Systems -- the aerospace company created by the late Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen -- is changing ownership. The company announced today that it is no longer owned by its original holding company, Vulcan Inc., and has been sold to an undisclosed owner.
October 11, 2019
Stratolaunch, the company that was founded by the late Seattle billionaire Paul Allen in 2011 to build a flying launch pad for rockets, says it's under new ownership. The company reported the handover on Twitter and its website, without saying who the new owner is. However, information gleaned from
Reuters Editorial
October 11, 2019
Stratolaunch Systems Corp, the space company founded by late billionaire and Microsoft Corp co-founder Paul Allen, said on Friday it has "transitioned ownership and is continuing regular operations."
Katie Warren
October 8, 2019
Business Insider
The empty development site, which sits on a hilltop overlooking downtown Los Angeles and spans 5 empty lots, has gotten a $40 million price cut.
James Rogers
September 19, 2019
Fox News
The wreck of the last U.S. Navy warship sunk by a German submarine during World War II is revealing its secrets in remarkable images from the seabed.
Kristin Romey
October 16, 2018
High-tech tools, including an undersea "mountain goat," and years of research led to the discovery of the WWII-era Musashi in the Pacific.
Christina Nunez
October 16, 2018
A search led by billionaire Paul Allen locates the cruiser at the bottom of the Philippine Sea.
Elaina Zachos
October 16, 2018
Known for deep-sea exploration efforts uncovering military ships in the past, Paul Allen's personal search team has helped to discover a lost aircraft carrier.
Eric M. Johnson and
May 31, 2019
Stratolaunch Systems Corporation, the space company founded by late billionaire and Microsoft Corp co-founder Paul Allen, is closing operations, cutting short ambitious plans to challenge traditional aerospace companies in a new "space race," four people familiar with the matter said on Friday.
Paul G. Allen's Vulcan Inc.
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SEATTLE, Feb. 12, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Wreckage of the World War II aircraft carrier USS Hornet was discovered in late January 2019 by the expedition crew of...
October 18, 2018
SEATTLE (AP) -- Prior to his death on Monday, billionaire Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen invested large sums in technology ventures, research projects and philanthropy, some of it eclectic and highly speculative. What happens to those commitments now? Outside of bland assurances from his investment company, no one seems quite sure. Allen died in Seattle from complications of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, according to his company Vulcan Inc. He was 65. He never married and had no children, and details of his estate aren't known.
October 19, 2018
Saudi Arabia's investments in tech put some companies in a tough spot after evidence emerged that Saudi agents may have killed a dissident writer.
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