Paul Allen

Award Recipient
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Paul G. Allen has been a director of Microsoft since 1990 and served on its Board from 1981 to 1984.  He was a founder of the company and worked at Microsoft from 1975 to 1984. Mr. Allen owns and invests in a suite of companies exploring the potential of multimedia digital communications.  His wholly-owned companies include Asymetrix Corporation.  Interval Research Corp., Vulcan Ventures Inc.  He is also the owner of the Portland Trail Blazers basketball team and the Seattle Seahawks football team, a partner in the entertainment studio DreamWorks SKG, and holds investments in more than 35 technology companies. Mr. Allen is also a director of both HSN Inc. and Ticketmaster Corp.  (Edited excerpt from: Microsoft Proxy Statement, 1997).


1998 Computer Entrepreneur Award
“For their entrepreneurial leadership in the creation of the personal computing industry and the profound changes it has fostered in both business and personal life.”
Co-recipient with Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, and Steve Wozniak
Learn more about the Computer Entrepreneur Joint Award