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By Laura Rich

The first in-depth examine one of many world's richest-and such a lot secretive-businessmen

Though his wealth is definitely no mystery, the world's fourth richest guy continues to be an enigma. Paul Allen made his fortune as invoice Gates's accomplice in Microsoft, supplemented it with questionable, although frequently ecocnomic, enterprise capital schemes, and has considering invested his wealth in a broadly divergent checklist of pursuits. He owns the NBA's Portland Trailblazers and the NFL's Seattle Seahawks. between hundreds of thousands of smaller ventures, he's a first-rate stakeholder within the movie construction corporation DreamWorks SKG and previously held a wide piece of the generally despised Ticketmaster monopoly. Dubbed the "Accidental Zillionaire" by way of stressed journal, Allen has usually seemed to be a bumbler who succeeded basically via success and through coopting the visionary principles of others. within the unintentional Zillionaire, Laura wealthy, one of many most suitable chroniclers of the net economic climate, unravels the key Paul Allen, his internal motivations, his imaginative and prescient, and his character. She tells Allen's tale from his days as a fledgling laptop geek in suburban Washington nation, to his position in founding the world's greatest software program corporation, to his conflict with melanoma, to his sycophantic flirtation with Hollywood and its brightest stars. Paul Allen is a guy of assorted pursuits and passions, yet few if any be aware of him good. The unintentional Zillionaire for the 1st time unearths the internal workings of a towering determine within the worlds of know-how, company, activities, and entertainment.

Laura Rich (Los Angeles, CA) is a former author for The Standard, Adweek, and Inside Media. She at present covers the realm of electronic leisure for Entertainment Weekly, Fortune, and The Hollywood Reporter. She penned The Standard's well known "Rich record" record and has stated on Paul Allen for years.

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