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Allen is rich, low-key and on the doorstep of a title

Updated: February 3, 2006, 12:47 AM ET
By Gene Wojciechowski | ESPN.com

DETROIT -- I did the math. Seattle Seahawks owner Paul Allen is so rich he could afford to own 27 of the NFL's 32 teams -- estimated price tag: $20.942 billion -- and still have $58 million left in walking-around money. The guy would have to build a new Space Needle just to store all the Lombardi trophies.

According to Forbes Magazine, Allen is the seventh-wealthiest person on the planet. He is 20 times richer than William Ford Sr., 16 times richer than Oprah, and eight times richer ...

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