Bill Gates affair latest – Microsoft boss 'had reputation for questionable behavior' before 'staffer affair leak'

A New York Times report released this week reveals that Bill Gates hit on female Microsoft staffers multiple times.

"Bill Gates had also developed a reputation for questionable conduct in work-related settings," the report states. "That is attracting new scrutiny amid the breakup of one of the world’s richest, most powerful couples."

According to the report, Gates asked two of his employees out to dinner, a proposition that made them both uncomfortable.

The revelation comes after letter penned to Microsoft's board from a woman claiming a former affair with billionaire Bill Gates demanded wife Melinda "read it."

While the identity of the woman is unknown, the fling is said to have lasted several years.

Bill Gates reportedly asked Jeffrey Epstein for advice on how to end his “toxic” marriage with wife Melinda amid reports of his alleged affair.

The Microsoft co-founder had a number of meetings at the pedophile's $77million New York mansion where he used to complain about his wife, according to reports.

The news came after it was revealed Gates ended his relationship with Epstein after he creeped out his wife Melinda.

Gates' and Epstein's relationship was publicized in 2018, seven years after their first meeting.

They claimed their meetings focused on philanthropy.

It was also reported Gates “had an affair with a female staffer" and “asked employees out while he was married".

Board members are said to have carried out an investigation into the billionaire’s romantic relationship with a Microsoft engineer in late 2019 after she claimed in a letter she had a sexual relationship with Gates for a number of years.

The relationship was deemed by the board to be “inappropriate,” people familiar with events told The Wall Street Journal.

  • Cybele Mayes-Osterman

    DID BILL GATES MEET WITH EPSTEIN?

    Previously, Gates has said: "I met him [Epstein]. I didn’t have any business relationship or friendship with him..

    "I didn’t go to New Mexico or Florida or Palm Beach or any of that. There were people around him who were saying, 'Hey, if you want to raise money for global health and get more philanthropy, he knows a lot of rich people.'

    "Every meeting where I was with him were meetings with men. I was never at any parties or anything like that. He never donated any money to anything that I know about."

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    GHISLAINE MAXWELL, EPSTEIN PARTNER-IN-CRIME, DENIES GUILT

    Jailed Maxwell, 59, denies all wrongdoing and has pleaded not guilty to sex trafficking and other charges over her alleged role in procuring four teenage girls for former lover Epstein to abuse between 1994 and 2004.

    Calls are mounting for Gates to come forward to authorities and hand over any information he has about Epstein and his associates to prosecutors in the Ghislaine Maxwell case.

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    WHAT DID THE GATES' DAUGHTER SAY ABOUT THE SPLIT?

    The Gates' daughter, Jennifer, commented on the divorce in an Instagram story shortly after her parents went public.

    The eldest daughter said: "I’m still learning how to best support my own process and emotions as well as my family members at this time and am grateful for the space to do so.

    "I won't personally comment further on anything around the separation, but please know that your kind words and support mean the world to me."

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    WHO DID THE GATES' HIRE TO NEGOTIATE THEIR DIVORCE?

    The Post has reported that Melinda has secured New York divorce lawyer Robert Stephan Cohen whose previous divorce clients include Henry Kravis and Michael Bloomberg, as well as and Ivana Trump.

    Meanwhile, the Post reported that Bill Gates’ team includes Ronald Olson, who is a partner at the firm Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP and had represented Mark Zuckerberg, among others.

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    WILL BILL GATES GIVE EVIDENCE FOR EPSTEIN CASE?

    Lawyer Spencer Kuvin, who represents nine Epstein victims, told The Sun that Gates should volunteer any information about the perv or his pals that could help in the Ghislaine Maxwell investigation.

    "The issue I have is a similar issue as with Prince Andrew," Kuvin told The Sun.

    "With Bill Gates, his wealth and investigatory powers, I find it incredibly hard to believe that he would not have known the full extent of the allegations that have been brought against Epstein here for that."

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    WHAT DID MICROSOFT SAY ABOUT BILL'S AFFAIR?

    A Microsoft spokesman said of the alleged affair: “Microsoft received a concern in the latter half of 2019 that Bill Gates sought to initiate an intimate relationship with a company employee in the year 2000.

    “A committee of the Board reviewed the concern, aided by an outside law firm to conduct a thorough investigation.

    "Throughout the investigation, Microsoft provided extensive support to the employee who raised the concern.”

    A spokeswoman for Gates said: “There was an affair almost 20 years ago which ended amicably.”

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    CANDACE OWENS GOES AFTER GATES IN TWEET

    Last year, shortly after the Pfizer and Moderna Covid vaccines were approved in December, Candace Owens declared that she would not go anywhere near a vaccine, and slammed Fauci, Bill Gates, and the pharmaceutical industry as a whole.

    "Dr. Fauci is evil. Bill Gates is evil. The pharmaceutical industry is wrought with corruption and pure evil," the conservative firebrand tweeted on December 15.

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    WHAT WAS BILL'S OPINION OF EPSTEIN?

    In an email to colleagues in 2011, Gates wrote: "[Epstein's] lifestyle is very different and kind of intriguing although it would not work for me."

    But his spokesperson noted that he "was referring only to the unique décor of the Epstein residence – and Epstein's habit of spontaneously bringing acquaintances in to meet Mr. Gates."

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    HOW MANY CARS DOES BILL GATES OWN?

    It's thought Gates has garage space for around 30 cars in his mansion in Seattle, Washington.

    Microsoft founder Gates purchased a Porsche 911 in 1979 when the company was based in Albuquerque.

    The car has a twin-cylinder engine and is renowned for it's luxury interior.

    Gates is also one of the lucky people who owns an incredibly rare Porsche 959 as only 337 cars were built.

    It’s reported that the tech mogul had difficulty importing it into America because it didn't meet emissions standards, report the DuPont Registry.

    The car has a hefty price attached as it is valued at $2million.  

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    MELINDA'S MOTHER'S DAY MESSAGE

    Melinda shared a snap of her embracing her three children – Jennifer, 25, Phoebe, 18, and 21-year-old Rory – on both Instagram and Twitter in honor of Mother's Day.

    The mom-of-three is all smiles in the picture, with Rory's arm around her as the four of them laugh together.

    "I love being their mother," Melinda captioned the photo.

    "To anyone celebrating a mom or a mother figure, honoring a memory of someone you loved, or reflecting on your own resilience today, I hope your day is a meaningful one."

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    WHEN DID BILL AND MELINDA MEET?

    Melinda joined Microsoft in 1987 and met Bill at a business dinner in New York City.

    The couple eventually married on January 1, 1994 in Hawaii.

    After a year of dating, it was reported that Bill had to make a pros and cons list about getting married.

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    WILL THE GATES CONTINUE THEIR FOUNDATION POST-DIVORCE?

    The couple announced they will continue with their charity work at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation as part of the divorce announcement.

    "We continue to share a belief in that mission and will continue our work at the foundation, but we no longer believe we can grow together as a couple in this next phase of our lives," Bill said.

    "We ask for space and privacy for our family as we begin to navigate this new life."

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    WAS THE GATES' SPLIT AMICABLE?

    Insiders claimed the divorce was "not friendly" and the split has been a "long time coming".

    Melinda reportedly had been working with firms for months on end to put a stop to her marriage to Microsoft co-founder Bill.

    The 56-year-old philanthropist then filed papers in court confirming that the marriage was "irretrievably broken".

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    HOW MANY CHILDREN DOES BILL GATES HAVE?

    Bill Gates has two daughters, Jennifer and Phoebe, 25 and 18.

    Jennifer posted a picture with her dad on Thursday ahead of divorce proceedings.

    "Nothing better than quality time with family members," Jennifer captioned the photo.

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    GATES' ART COLLECTION VALUED AT $127 MILLION

    All of the Gates' art is stored in their Washington mansion, valued at $127million.

    Within his elaborate assets are famous pieces of art, each worth millions of dollars on their own, according to Business Insider.

    Gates purchased Lost on the Grand Banks by Winslow Homer in 1998 for $36million, breaking an American art record at the time.

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    WHERE DID BILL MEET WITH EX ANN WINBLAD?

    Bill Gates and his ex had annual "arranged" meet-ups – while the now single Microsoft billionaire was married – at a romantic beach-side cabin in North Carolina.

    Newly surfaced photos show the beach getaway which, according to the New York Post, is where the pair would meet up for the annual trip.

    The snaps show a large and secluded beach house with an oceanfront view in the Outer Banks.

    The home belongs to Winblad, according to The Post, but has been on the rental market since 2016.

    The rental listing describes the home as a "royal retreat for beach lovers."

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    BILL'S STOCK GIVEAWAY

    Bill Gates gifted $1.8billion in stock after the couple decided to call it quits on Monday.

    One of Gates’s holding companies, Cascade Investment, which has positions in various sectors like energy and hospitality, transferred almost $2billion worth of securities to Melinda, Bloomberg Wealth reported.

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    DID MELINDA LEAVE BILL OVER EPSTEIN?

    Melinda was disturbed by Bill's relationship with the wealthy Epstein, telling friends how uncomfortable she was in his company and that she wanted "nothing to do with him", the Daily Beast reported.

    The couple visited the pedo billionaire's townhouse on the Upper East Side, New York, in 2013 – a social call which left Melinda "furious" with her husband, sources close to the couple revealed.

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    MELINDA CONSULTED DIVORCE LAWYERS TWO YEARS AGO

    Melinda had consulted with divorce lawyers for the first time roughly two years before she filed papers, reports the Wall Street Journal.

    Melinda reportedly had been working with firms for months on end to put a stop to her marriage to Microsoft co-founder Bill.

    One former employee of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation told the Journal that Melinda's concerns about the relationship dated back to 2013, and that one of her main worries was about Bill's reported ties to convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.

  • Cybele Mayes-Osterman

    BILL HOSTED NAKED POOL PARTIES

    The alleged parties took place at Gates' Laurelhurst, Washington home and were first detailed in Wallace's 1997 book, Overdrive: Bill Gates and the Race to Control Cyberspace.

    Journalist James Wallacedescribed the parties as "wild" and said the racy events would often see Gates and his entourage flock to one of Seattle's all-nude nightclubs and "hire dancers to come to his home and swim naked with his friends in his indoor pool."

  • Cybele Mayes-Osterman

    GOING TO EPSTEIN'S WAS 'RESPITE' FROM MELINDA

    The Microsoft co-founder had a number of meetings at the pedophile's $77million New York mansion where he used to complain about his wife, according to reports.

    One of the people who were at the meetings told the Daily Beast: “Going to Jeffrey’s was a respite from his marriage. It was a way of getting away from Melinda.”

    A representative for the Microsoft co-founder disputes the claims adding that Bill never received any advice from Epstein on his marriage.

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    WHERE DOES BILL GATES LIVE?

    The tech mogul reportedly bought a six-bedroom and eight-bathroom home on the estate in 1990 for $12.5million.

    Gates was recently spotted at the exclusive Vintage Club, which is members-only and costs $250,000 to join.

    There is a spa, restaurants and two 18-hole golf courses on site.

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    WHEN DID GATES RESIGN FROM THE BOARD?

    Gates resigned from the Microsoft board on March 13, 2020, just three months after he had been re-elected.

    In a press release at the time he said he wanted to focus on his philanthropy and would continue to serve as a technical adviser to Chief Executive Satya Nadella.

    On the same day he also vacated his board seat at Berkshire Hathaway Inc, run by Gates’ friend Warren Buffett.

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    MICROSOFT RECEIVED CONCERN ABOUT GATES

    A probe was opened into Bill Gates' relationships with female employees.

    “Microsoft received a concern in the latter half of 2019 that Bill Gates sought to initiate an intimate relationship with a company employee in the year 2000,” a Microsoft spokesman said. “A committee of the Board reviewed the concern, aided by an outside law firm to conduct a thorough investigation. Throughout the investigation, Microsoft provided extensive support to the employee who raised the concern.”

     

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    HOW ARE THE COUPLES DEALING WITH THE DIVORCE?

    While Bill is grappling with the estrangement on the green, Melinda, who reportedly is a devout Roman Catholic is trying to seek an annulment from the Vatican, according to the Post. 

    Melinda has also ducked the media spotlight by reportedly taking a trip with her three children to the couple's 80-acre spread on Calivigny Island in Grenada, sources told TMZ.

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