Paul Allen founded Microsoft with Bill Gates, and together they created one of the greatest companies in American history. Paul Allen passed away on October 15th, 2018 battling cancer at the age of 65.
Paul Allen is best described as a genius programmer who had a passion for sports co-owning several professional teams in the NFL, NBA, and MLS. In 2007-2008 he was named in the Time 100 most influential people in the world. He was considered the 44th wealthiest person in the world with a net worth of $21.7 billion and donated nearly $2 billion towards education, environmental conservation, arts, and healthcare. Over the years Paul has left us with some inspiring quotes to help us understand his life and perspective, here are his top 5 quotes we loved by Paul Allen.
1. “There are relatively few ideas that you can do just by yourself.”
2. “What we did was unprecedented, but what is less well understood is that we had no choice.”
3. “For the most part, the best opportunities now lie where your competitors have yet to establish themselves, not where they’re already entrenched.”
4. “In the first eight or so years at Microsoft, we were always chained to our terminals, and after I got sick the first time, I decided that I was going to be more adventurous and explore more of the world.”
5.”You look at things you enjoy in your life, but much more important is what you can do to make the world a better place.”