Bill Gates is dating Paula Hurd, the widow of Mark Hurd, the late CEO of the software firm Oracle, who died in 2019. People report that the 67-year-old Microsoft co-founder has been dating Paula Hurd, 60, for over a year.
“It’s widely known that Bill Gates and Paula Hurd are dating, but she hasn’t met his kids yet,” a source told People.
Last month, the couple was photographed together at the Australian Open. The alleged couple was sitting next to each other while watching the game.
A friend of the rumored couple told news.com.au, “They’re inseparable.” It’s no secret to their inner circle that they are in a romantic relationship, even though they have been dating for more than a year, and she is frequently referred to as a “mystery woman.”
In October 2019, at 62, Ms Hurd’s husband died from cancer.
Ms Hurd was formerly a tech executive and now works as an event planner and philanthropist.
Paula Hurd and Bill Gates are friends and had previously met due to their shared love of tennis, according to a Pagesix report.
Last month, they were spotted enjoying the Men’s Singles Final at the Australia Open in Melbourne. When they were seen walking together around the city, they sparked the romance rumour, but she was not identified.
Paula and Mark were the parents of two daughters, Kathryn and Kelly.
After nearly 30 years of marriage, Melinda French Gates and Bill Gates announced their divorce in May 2021. The agreement was finalized in August 2021, but the couple announced that they would jointly continue running their foundation, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
Paula Hurd holds a bachelor of science in business administration from the University of Texas at Austin and graduated in 1984.
She spent 17 years working for the US-based software company NCR Corporation, where she held several leadership positions in sales and services.
Mark Hurd’s alma mater, Baylor University in Texas, where Ms Hurd serves on the board of regents; the board is the university’s recognised governing body. She gave the Baylor Basketball Pavilion $7 million.
Due to their shared love of tennis, Paula Hurd and Bill Gates frequented the same social circles and had already met before Mark Hurd’s passing, according to Pagesix.
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