Well this is unexpected…..
If reports are to be believed then Bill Gates was quite the partier back in the day. Sources say he had quite the appetite for women.
Sources also claim that he had a strange arrangement between his first love, and his now ex wife Melinda Gates.
This of course leads to the question that must be on all of our minds: did this contribute to his divorce?
It certainly wouldn’t be out of line or fanciful thinking to believe so.
For those who keep a close eye on Gates’ ‘philanthropic’ and ‘charitable’ causes, this may point to further flaws in his character that enable or are symptomatic of the greater flaws.
I am not saying that because a man likes strippers and debauchery the man is automatically evil, but private character does seem to be an indicator of other behaviors.
Check out these reports and let us know what you think:
The New York Post revealed:
They “didn’t report on the wild bachelor parties that Microsoft’s boyish chairman would throw in his Seattle home, for which Gates would visit 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,” Wallace wrote.
It was a continuation from his time at Harvard, where he “did like to frequent Boston’s notorious Combat Zone, with its porn shows, strip joints, and prostitutes,” Wallace wrote.
And Gates’ bachelor lifestyle didn’t end when he started dating future wife Melinda French in 1988, Wallace wrote in the biography, one of two he has penned about Gates.
“He continued to play the field for a while, especially when he was out of town on business, when he would frequently hit on female journalists who covered Microsoft and the company industry,” the author wrote.
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“His womanizing was well known, although not well reported,” Wallace wrote, singling out the Times for not wanting “the flow of information to stop” from the computer guru.
Daily Mail reported on Gates strange arrangment with his first love and Melinda:
Bill and Melinda Gates have had a decades-long agreement that the Microsoft boss could vacation for a long weekend at the beach every year with his venture capitalist ex-girlfriend.
The odd arrangement raises eyebrows now that one of the richest couples in the world are going their separate ways after 27 years together and building a $130billion fortune.
Bill, 65, and venture capitalist Ann Winblad, 70, dated in the 80s but broke up in 1987, the same year he met future wife Melinda. Ann was reportedly more ready for marriage than Bill as he worked day and night to build his billion-dollar Microsoft empire.
However, the pair maintained a friendship and in a 1997 piece in TIME Magazine, Bill said, 'When I was off on my own thinking about marrying Melinda, I called Ann and asked for her approval.'
She approved and the former lovers - with Melinda's blessing - kept their yearly vacation alive, with Bill spending a long weekend with Ann at her beach house on the Outer Banks of North Carolina.
The pair spend their getaway every spring riding dune buggies, hang-gliding and taking walks on the beach.