Art collection of Microsoft Co-founder sells for over $1 billion


The art collection of the late Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen was auctioned for a whopping sum of $1 billion. The auction of the paintings and sculptures was done by Christie’s auction house. It has been decided to donate the proceeds to charity.

The two day sale was held in New York and the wealthy people were seen viewing the works of art to make a safe investment. Paul Allen made his fortune while establishing the PC operating system with Bill Gates in 1975. He left Microsoft in 1983 as he had health problems as well as a deteriorating relationship with Bill Gates.
. He later amassed a huge art collection that included works by Van Gogh, Cezanne, Gauguin, Seurat and Klimt that he used to lend to museums. Paul passed away in 2018 at the age of 65.



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