publication date: Thursday, March 5, 2009 (part of Round XXXVIII)

category: Business

clue: Some people make money just to give it away.

explanation: Allen co-founded Microsoft and became one of the richest men, and richest philanthropists, in the world. more…

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Samir Mehta, Justin Woods, Richard Slominsky, Joanna Woods, Mike Rothstein, Steve Dunn, and Amy Austin


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