“…Bill Gates betrayed his ailing business partner and tried to deprive him of his share of the Microsoft fortune, according to a scathing memoir from Paul Allen, the company’s billionaire co-founder.
Allen portrays the Microsoft mogul as a sarcastic bully who tried to force his founding partner out of the firm and to cut his share in the company as he was recovering from cancer. The book, Idea Man: a Memoir by the co-founder of Microsoft, is set to go on sale on 17 April, and an extract appears in May’s Vanity Fair magazine and has been released online.
Despite Gates’s moves Allen held on to his Microsoft stake – a stake that contributed to the lion’s share of what Forbes magazine’s estimates to be a $13bn (£8.1bn) fortune…”
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