Paul co-founded Microsoft with Bill Gates in 1976, remained the company's chief technologist until he left Microsoft in 1983, and is the founder and chairman of Vulcan Inc. and chairman of Charter Communications (a broadband communications company). In addition, Mr. Allen's multibillion dollar investment portfolio includes large stakes in DreamWorks SKG, Oxygen Media and more than two dozen other technology, media and content companies.
Mr. Allen also owns the Seattle Seahawks NFL and Portland Trail Blazers NBA franchises.
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