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|Born||January 21, 1953
|Occupation||Chairman, Vulcan Inc. and Charter Communications|
|Net worth||$16 billion USD (2006)|
Paul Gardner Allen (born January 21, 1953) is an American who created Microsoft with Bill Gates. He is the fifth richest person in the United States, and he currently lives in Mercer Island, Washington.
Allen is also the outright owner of two sports teams, and is part-owner of a third. He fully owns the Seattle Seahawks of the NFL and the Portland Trail Blazers of the NBA. He is a minority owner of Seattle Sounders FC in Major League Soccer.