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Paul Allen is known for co-founding Microsoft alongside Bill Gates. As of June 2017, he is estimated to be the 46th richest person in the world, with an estimated net worth of $20.2 billion. Allen is the founder and Chairman of Vulcan Inc., which manages his various business and philanthropic efforts. Allen also has a multibillion-dollar investment portfolio including technology and media companies, real estate holdings, and stakes in other companies. He owns two professional sports teams: the Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League and the Portland Trail Blazers of the National Basketball Association. He is also part-owner of the Seattle Sounders FC, which joined Major League Soccer in 2009. He is also the founder of Allen Institute for Brain Science, Institute for Artificial Intelligence, Institute for Cell Science, and Vulcan Aerospace. After obtaining a perfect SAT score of 1600 and graduation, Allen went to Washington State University, but dropped out after two years in order to work as a programmer for Honeywell in Boston, near where Bill Gates had ended up as well. Allen later convinced Gates to drop out of Harvard University in order to create Microsoft

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Seattle Seahawks owner Paul Allen, third from left, waves to the crowd as quarterback Russell Wilson (3), lifts the Vince Lombardi Trophy during a rally on Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014, in Seattle. The Seahawks defeated the Denver Broncos on Sunday in NFL football's Super Bowl XLVIII game in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

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Seattle Seahawks owner Paul Allen, Pete Carroll and General Manager John Schneider, from left, celebrate after the NFL Super Bowl XLVIII football game against the Denver Broncos Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J. The Seahawks won 43-8. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

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Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll, center, celebrates with Seattle Seahawks owner Paul Allen, left, and general manager John Schneider, right, after the NFL Super Bowl XLVIII football game against the Denver Broncos Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J. The Seahawks won 43-8. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

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Seattle Seahawks owner Paul Allen, right, speaks with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell before the NFL football NFC Championship game against the San Francisco 49ers Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

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Seattle Seahawks owner Paul Allen raises the 12th man flag before the NFL football NFC Championship game against the San Francisco 49ers, Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)