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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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7. Bill Gates, 61, business magnate, investor, author, and philanthropist. In 1975, Gates and Paul Allen co-founded Microsoft, which became the world's largest PC software company. During his career at Microsoft, Gates held the positions of chairman, CEO and chief software architect, and was the largest individual shareholder until May 2014. Since 1987, Gates has been included in the Forbes list of the world's wealthiest people and was the wealthiest from 1995 to 2007, again in 2009, and has been since 2014. Between 2009 and 2014, his wealth doubled from US$40 billion to more than US$82 billion. Between 2013 and 2014, his wealth increased by US$15 billion. Gates is currently the richest person in the world, with an estimated net worth of US$85.6 billion as of February 2017.(AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)

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In this May 5, 2014, file photo, Microsoft co-founder and Berkshire Hathaway board member Bill Gates speaks during an interview with Liz Claman on the Fox Business Network in Omaha, Neb. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)

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Bill Gates answers questions after giving a lecture on international aid to parliamentarians and guests in the Robing Room of the House of Lords in the Palace of Westminster, London, Monday, Nov. 10, 2014. The lecture, called “The Case for Aid: A Conversation with Bill Gates” was given on behalf of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and in association with Malaria No More UK, and spoke of the importance of aid in the fight against diseases including malaria and Ebola. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland, Pool)

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Bill Gates (left), Major League Baseball Commissioner-elect Rob Manfred (center) and Sarah Palin takes the ALS ice bucket challenge.

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This undated photo, supplied by Warner Twelve, shows Mark J. Penn, the powerhouse pollster-consultant whose clients have included Bill and Hillary Clinton and Bill Gates and who coined the political demographic "soccer moms," who is working on a book on "small trends that are making a big difference," publisher Warner Twelve announced Tuesday, June 27, 2006. Warner will publish "Microtrends" in the fall of 2007.(AP Photo/Warner Twelve

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BILL GATES - Microsoft's Bill Gates was arrested by the Albuquerque, New Mexico police in 1977 after a traffic violation.

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FILE - In this Oct. 25, 2001 file photo, then Microsoft chairman Bill Gates speaks during the product launch of the new Windows XP operating system in New York. Gates touted the software as the harbinger of a new era in more Internet-centric computing. On Tuesday, April 8, 2014, Microsoft will end support for its still popular Windows XP. With an estimated 30 percent of businesses and consumers still using the 12-year-old operating system, the move could put everything from the data of major financial institutions to the identities of everyday people in danger if they don’t find a way to upgrade soon. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

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FILE - In this Oct. 25, 2001 file photo, then Microsoft chairman Bill Gates speaks during the product launch of the new Windows XP operating system in New York. Gates touted the software as the harbinger of a new era in more Internet-centric computing. On Tuesday, April 8, 2014, Microsoft will end support for its still popular Windows XP. With an estimated 30 percent of businesses and consumers still using the 12-year-old operating system, the move could put everything from the data of major financial institutions to the identities of everyday people in danger if they don’t find a way to upgrade soon. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)