Any proceeds from the potential sale of the Seattle Seahawks will go to charity.
Former owner Paul Allen recently passed away from non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, and he wants his money from the team to go to the Paul G. Allen Foundation. Of course, at this time, there is no guarantee of any sale.
NFL.com reported the following:
Several sources informed of the situation told NFL.com that Allen’s plan was to have the proceeds of the eventual sale of the team go to his foundation. The Paul G. Allen Foundation consolidated all of his causes and would be the beneficiary of the transaction. In other words, the sale of the Seahawks will benefit charity.
All owners must file a succession plan, and the belief is Allen’s included this disclosure.
This is such a legit thing to do in your will. I feel like most people would pass on an NFL team, and Paul G. Allen is cool with nobody really seeing a penny of his money. That’s a power move if I’ve ever heard one. Allen was worth about $20 billion at the time of his death. I’m sure there’s more than enough to go around to the rest of his family. (RELATED: One Video Proves How Much Russell Wilson Is Being Hung Out To Dry In Seattle)
Still, I love this gesture. Wealthy people are painted as bad guys way too often, and as super greedy people. Clearly, that’s not always the case.
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Again, there’s no guarantee the team will even get sold in the near future, but it probably will be at some point in the future. That’s just how life works.
Allen was a hell of a dude during life. He co-founded Microsoft, won a Super Bowl and just seemed like he had life figured out. Now, he’s proven that even in death he’s one of the good guys.
It is with deep sadness that we announce the death of @PaulGAllen, our founder and noted technologist, philanthropist, community builder, conservationist, musician and supporter of the arts. All of us who worked with Paul feel an inexpressible loss today. https://t.co/OMLZ7ivvSD pic.twitter.com/Bfa8kK6Q8e
— Vulcan Inc. (@VulcanInc) October 15, 2018
Have a drink for the man. He certainly earned it.