Microsoft founder Bill Gates and his former wife Melinda Gates have been divorced for nearly two years now, after almost thirty years of marriage. For a long time, little was heard from the entrepreneur. As the newspaper BILD now reports, however, there is now likely a new woman by his side. And she is apparently no stranger either.
According to all appearances, Paula Hurd, the widow of Oracle CEO Mark Hurd, is Bill Gates’ new girlfriend. The two probably got to know each other through their shared passion for tennis, as BILD further reports.
Who is Paula Hurd?
As the Kurier reports, Paula Hurd, 60, has also worked in the tech industry for a long time. She used to be an executive at NCR before marrying Mark Hurd in 1990. From 2005 to 2010, Mark Hurd headed the PC and printer manufacturer Hewlett Packard before rising to become Oracle’s CEO.
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In 2019, the entrepreneur tragically died of cancer at the age of 62. For one year now, however, Paula Hurd is said to have a new love with Bill Gates, 67. She herself now works as an event planner. However, their paths are said to have crossed already before Mark’s death and the separation of Bill and Melinda, as BILD and Kurier both report.
Shared passion with Bill Gates
The two were last spotted together at the men’s final of the Australian Open in January 2023, but they are also said to have been seen together at earlier tennis events. For example, at a tennis match in 2015, where both sat in the same box, as the Kurier informs.
As the BILD newspaper states, citing reports from the Daily Mail, Bill Gates seems to be very happy with his new love. For example, a friend of the couple is said to have declared that the two are ‘inseparable’. It remains to wish the two that their happiness will last for a long time.
This article has been translated from Ohmymag DE.
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