PROFANITY FAIR

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen (top left) claimed that Bill Gates tried to deprive him of shares in the technology giant in its heyday in the 1980s. In an excerpt of Allen’s memoirs in Vanity Fair, he claims Gates tried to cut him out of the company after he fell ill with cancer in 1982. Gates said in a statement that “my recollection of many of these events may differ from Paul’s”.