Whether equipping teams to venture deep below the ocean or reach low-earth orbit, Paul's focus was to leverage the power of data and technology to explore and improve our world.
Space
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Space
Paul pursued making space more accessible in ways that would fuel space innovation — including SpaceShipOne, the Allen Telescope Array, and Stratolaunch, the world's largest airplane by wingspan.
”I believe in the power of shared data and technology to help build a better future.”
Great Elephant
Census
The Great Elephant Census was a massive undertaking to survey the remaining savanna elephants across the African continent. Results of this survey shocked the world into action.
Allen Coral
Atlas
The Allen Coral Atlas is a game-changing coral conservation tool giving conservationists, reef managers, and scientists access to information about global coral reefs.
Global
Finprint
Global FinPrint united researchers and collaborators across the globe behind the world's largest comprehensive survey of coral reef sharks and rays.
Ocean
Discoveries
Paul's underwater explorations helped unearth answers about historic and scientific questions, identifying lost artifacts and giving military families closure.
Additional
Stories
Microsoft
Futurist
Microsoft
 
Paul's name is, of course, synonymous with Microsoft, the company he co-founded with his friend Bill Gates, which changed the trajectory of modern computing.
Allen Institutes
Science
Allen
Institutes
The Allen Institute and the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence lead cutting-edge science and making groundbreaking discoveries in bioscience and artificial intelligence research.
MoPOP
Creativity
MoPOP
 
The Museum of Pop Culture opened in 2000 and over the years evolved into a hands-on museum experience celebrating all forms of popular culture and creative expression.
Seattle Seahawks
Pacific Northwest
Seahawks
 
Paul purchased the Seattle Seahawks NFL franchise in 1997, and since then the team has gone on to make three Super Bowl appearances.
Tech for Good
Science
Tech for
Good
Paul believed technology could be leveraged to protect our planet, wildlife, and resources, and improve the lives of people everywhere.