Paul Allen
Idea man, investor and philanthropist Paul G. Allen co-founded Microsoft with Bill Gates in 1976 and remained the company's chief technologist until he left Microsoft in 1983. He is the founder of Vulcan Inc., the company which oversees his business and philanthropic initiatives. In addition, Mr. Allen's multibillion dollar investment portfolio includes large stakes in real estate, as well as a diversity of technology, media and content companies.

REAL ESTATE: Vulcan Real Estate has created a $1.5 billion diversified portfolio of high performing quality assets including office, life sciences, residential, and mixed-use projects. SPORTS: Seattle Seahawks, Seattle Sounders FC, CenturyLink Field, Portland Trail Blazers, Moda Center.

TECHNOLOGY & SCIENCE: Allen Institute for Brain Science, Allen Institute for Cell Science, Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence, Vulcan Aerospace.

GREEN & CONSERVATION INITIATIVES: Great Elephant Census, clean technology investment, Green Sports Alliance.

MUSIC & CULTURE: Cinerama, Hospital Club, Vulcan Productions, EMP Museum, Flying Heritage Collection, Living Computer Museum.

PHILANTHROPY: #TackleEbola, Financial Empowerment, Allen Distinguished Investigators, Oceans Challenge, Faye G. Allen Library Programs.