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People we lost in 2018

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Paul Allen (Jan. 21, 1953 – Oct. 15, 2018)

The co-founder of Microsoft and the owner of the NFL team the Seattle Seahawks died from non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in Seattle, Washington, U.S. Allen and Bill Gates co-founded Microsoft in 1975. Allen left the company in 1983 but retained a large percentage of stock that became extremely valuable in the years after the company went public. As of 2018, Allen had a net worth of more than $20 billion. He invested in his passions, including sports teams, the arts and space. Over his lifetime, Allen gave more than $2 billion to various philanthropic causes.

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