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Paul Allen

Influential intellect
Allen at his New York City home on Oct. 15, 2015

EVEN WHEN WE WERE IN HIGH SCHOOL, PAUL ALLEN COULD see that computers would change the world. Paul—who died on Oct. 15 at 65 of complications from non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma—was instrumental in creating and building Microsoft, which we launched together in 1975.

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