Bill Gates began a relationship with Paula Hurd, widow of Oracle CEO

Microsoft founder billionaire Bill Gates in the men’s final of the Australian Open with Paula Hurd (Photo © 2023 Splash News/The Grosby Group)

The founder of Microsoft, Bill Gates is in a relationship with paula hurdwidow of mark hurdthe chief executive of software company Oracle and former head of Hewlett-Packard, who died in 2019.

“It is widely known that Bill Gates and Paula Hurd are dating, but she hasn’t met his children yet,” a source told People magazine. The pair were photographed at the Australian Open final last month.

This news came to light almost two years after Gates announced his divorce from his wife Melinda after 27 years of marriage and with whom do you share three children, Jennifer, 26, Phoebe, 20, and Rory, 23. The divorce was finalized in August 2021.

Hurd is the widow of Oracle CEO Mark Hurd (Photo © 2023 Splash News/The Grosby Group)

For his part, account PeopleHurd was married to her late husband for almost 30 years, until his death in October 2019 (he was 62 years old). they share two daughters, Kathryn and Kelly.

In a recent interview, the tycoon was asked if he hoped to find love again. “Sure, I’m not a robot,” he said to the BBC.

working with his ex wife

Since their separation, Bill and Melinda Gates have maintained their working relationship and their commitment to The Gates Foundation, which they founded in 2000.

“I think we have a productive working relationship, and I think it will continue,” Melinda French Gates said during an interview last year, describing their relationship as “friendly”. “I certainly wish him the best,” she added.

Melinda and Bill Gates
Melinda French Gates and Bill Gates continue to work together on their foundation. (Photo by Frederic Stevens/Getty Images) (Frederic Stevens/)

“Melinda has some incredible qualities that she brings to the table that help the Foundation to be better”said Bill. “We have always enjoyed our work together. We can both go out and work with leaders and help build the organization. So that would definitely be in the best interest of the Foundation.”

In his annual end-of-year blog post in December, Gates, who previously said that “She will always be sorry for the pain I caused Melinda and our family”reflected on having hit “some personal low points in recent years,” which included “the end of my marriage,” People commented.

The magazine explained that last year, French Gates, who has spoken of being “definitely” open to dating again, sparked romance rumors with Jon Du Pre, a former reporter who worked as a correspondent for foxnews in the 1990s and early 2000s.

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