Allen was one of Bill Gates’ closest friend, and together, they started Microsoft in April of 1975. Alongside starting one of the biggest software company in the world, Paul was also investor, entrepreneur, and philanthropist who has a profound effect in technology and science. He also was owner of two professional sport teams, including NFL’s Seattle Seahawks and NBA’s Portland Trail Blazers. Jody Allen, Paul’s sister, said on statement: Former Microsoft CEO, Bill Gates said on Monday: Also, former Microsoft CEO, Steve Ballmer shared a Tweet remembering Paul: Microsoft CEO, Satya Nadella said: Thank you, Paul, for all of your contributions, you will be missed. “Our industry has lost a pioneer and our world has lost a force for good. We send our deepest condolences to Paul’s friends, the Allen family and everyone at Microsoft. — Apple CEO, Tim Cook.” All content on this site is provided with no warranties, express or implied. Use any information at your own risk. Always backup of your device and files before making any changes. Privacy policy info.