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Paul Allen (1953 - 2018): His Net Worth, his Yachts, Jets and Houses

Allen was one of the richest people in the world. He founded Microsoft together with Bill Gates in 1975. He had his own private asset management company named Vulcan Inc.

Vulcan Inc

His investments included 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).

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He was born in January 1953 in Seattle. He died 65 years later in October 2018, also in Seattle. He was known as the co-founder of Microsoft. Which made him on the richest man on Earth.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.

Net Worth

At the time of his death his net worth was estimated at US$ 20 billion. Allen was the investor behind SpaceShipOne and Stratolaunch.

Private Jet

Allen has owned several private jets. Including a Boeing 757 with registration N757AF, which he sold to Donald Trump. And a Gulfstream G550 with registration N535GA. And a Bombardier BD-700 with registration N724AF.

Paul owned several helicopters. Some of which were permanently stationed aboard his yachts. Such as the N904AF, which is stationed aboard his yacht Octopus.  (All jet photos on this page by

Paul Allen died

October 15, 2018 – The following statements were released today by Vulcan Inc. on behalf of the Allen Family, Vulcan Inc. and the Paul G. Allen network.

It is with deep sadness that we announce the death of our founder Paul G. Allen, co-founder of Microsoft and noted technologist, philanthropist, community builder, conservationist, musician and supporter of the arts. Mr. Allen died on Monday afternoon, October 15, 2018, from complications of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in Seattle. Mr. Allen was 65 years old.

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Paul Allen owned 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. The yacht Meduse was sold

Yacht Charade

In the past he also owned the super yacht Charade. On which his business partner Bill Gates enjoyed his honeymoon. There are some rumors that Allen gave one of his yachts (Charade of Meduse) to his sister Jody Allen.

Yacht Octopus

The yacht Octopus, built for the billionaire Microsoft cofounder. Luxury yacht Octopus is one of the world's largest yachts. She is built by Lurssen Yachts.

Two Helicopters and a Submarine

Octopus has a large helicopter hangar on the main deck. Giving shelter to two helicopters. The yacht has a large glass bottom pool and a 10 person submarine.

The submarine and the main tender (named Man of War) float into the yacht through a large hatch.

The two helicopters on the Octopus bear the registration numbers N904AF and N76AF. The first one is a  MD900 and the second a Sikorsky S-76C.

A Music Recording Studio

The yacht has a music recording studio on the bridge deck.  Allen owned the guitar Jimi Hendrix played at Woodstock. Allen played guitar as well.

Other features include an observation lounge, a cinema, a juice bar near a gym. There is a hair salon and a medical center.

Yacht Octopus Interior

The owner has his dedicated deck. With a large study, a walk-in closet and an outside bar with whirlpool.

There is a large VIP cabin, 4 guest cabins, a children's cabin. And there are two additional staff/doctors cabins.

The exterior was designed by Espen Øino Naval Architects. The interior was designed by American designer Jonathan Quinn Barnett of Seattle.

Allen also owns the yacht Tatoosh and the Feadship Meduse.

Paul Allen House

He owned several houses all over the world. Being one of the richest men, he can afford any house he likes.

Mercer Island House

His main residence is based on Mercer Island near Seattle. He is reported to own 11 properties on Mercer Island. But his main address is on 6555 West Mercer Way. He is not allowed to land a helicopter on the property. So he has a floating heli pad.

Hawaii Residence

Allen also owns a residence on Hawaii: Thurston Estate. It was built for Lorrin Thurston. He was publisher of the Honolulu Advertiser.

South of France, Beverly Hills and New York houses

Further he owns Villa Maryland in St Jean Cap Ferrat, France. And a mansion in Beverly Hills. And he is the owner of Teton Ridge Estate in eastern Idaho. And he owns an apartment on 4 East, 66th Street in Manhattan, New York.

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His main residence on Mercer Island. Note the floating heli-pad.

Luxury yacht Tatoosh

yacht Tatoosh - Paul Allen

Yacht Charade

yacht Charade

Private Jet

Paul Allen's Boeing 757 N757AF

The Boeing 757 jet N757AF, which he sold to Donald Trump.

Paul Allen's Gulfstream N535GA

The Gulfstream G550 N535GA.

Paul Allen's Bombardier N724AG

His Bombardier BD700 with registration N724AF.

Motor Yacht Meduse

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The yacht which he gave to his sister Jody Allen

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Allen's Teton Ridge Estate

His Teton Ridge Estate in Idaho.

Villa Maryland

Allen also owned Villa Maryland in St Jean Cap Ferrat, Cote d’Azur, France.

Thurston Estate

His Amazing Thurston Estate in Hawaii.