Paul Allen is one of the richest people in the world. He founded Microsoft together with Bill Gates in 1975. He has his own private asset management company named Vulcan Inc. His investments include real estate, technology, media, and content companies. Allen also owns three sports teams: the Seattle Seahawks (NFL), the Portland Trail Blazers (NBA), and the Seattle Sounders FC franchise (MLS). His net worth is estimated at US$ 16.3 billion. Paul Allen is the investor behind SpaceShipOne and Stratolaunch. In 2011 Allen was ranked the most generous living American by the Chronicle of Philanthropy, following donations of USD 372 million in that year alone.In total he has donated more than US$ 1.5 billion to research, education and environmental preservation. Paul Allen owns and has owned several private jets, including a Boeing 757 with registration N757AF (which he sold to Donald Trump), a Gulfstream G550 with registration N535GA and a Bombardier BD-
Paul Allen currently owns the super yachts Meduse, Octopus and the expedition yacht Tatoosh as well. Tatoosh is currently for sale at Fraser yachts for more than USD 100 million. Also the yacht Meduse is for sale. In the past Paul Allen also owned the super yacht Charade, on which his business partner Bill Gates enjoyed his honeymoon. There are some rumors that Paul Allen gave one of his yachts (Charade of Meduse) to his sister Jody Allen.