Thanks for the heads up, I didn't realize he donated $1 Mil for gun control in WA. That seems to be it, except a $100,000 donation to help republicans keep the house in 2018. Elon Musk donated to them as well.It's an amazing achievement, and a fantastic airplane. I'm absolutely delighted to see any advancement in space technology, because I'm a huge nerd. SpaceX's triple landing the other day had me giggling. But this, rather than Nazi-rockets, is the future of space flight.
I linked in the Hindenburg because the title was 'largest aircraft'. Most stories are stating 'largest airplane by wingspan'. Not to diminish the achievement here, but most people have no clue just how huge airships were. Again, nerd, but when they weren't catching fire or popping, they were amazing even by today's standard.
Paul Allen went full Koch Brother to buy legislation attacking civil rights in WA, just when I thought I'd found a home. The State may not recover.
$500 million for brain science
$200 million for bioscience
$100 million to various universities
$30 million to SETI
$7 million for a census of all the elephants in Africa to study their decline
In 2014, Allen pledged at least $100 million toward the fight to end the Ebola virus epidemic in West Africa, making him the largest private donor in the Ebola crisis.
Allen backed Washington state initiative 1401 to prohibit the purchase, sale and distribution of products made from 10 endangered species including elephants, rhinos, lions, tigers, leopards, cheetahs, marine turtles, pangolins, sharks and rays.
An active art collector, Allen gifted more than $100 million to support the arts.
"Allen was an active political donor who contributed to the campaigns of both Democratic and Republican congressional and presidential candidates."
A real bad egg