“I am sad by the death of among my earliest and dearest pals, Paul Allen. From our early days together at Lakeside School, through our collaboration in the development of Microsoft, to a few of our joint humanitarian tasks throughout the years, Paul was a real partner and dear pal. Individual computing would not have actually existed without him.

“However Paul wasn’t content with beginning one business. He funnelled his intelligence and empathy into a 2nd act concentrated on enhancing individuals’s lives and enhancing neighborhoods in Seattle and all over the world. He loved stating, ‘If it has the prospective to do excellent, then we need to do it.’ That’s the type of individual he was.

“Paul liked life and those around him, and all of us valued him in return. He should have a lot more time, however his contributions to the world of innovation and philanthropy will reside on for generations to come. I will miss him greatly.”

Microsoft cofounder Costs Gates