Jeffrey Epstein, according to two sources who spoke to the Daily Beast, advised Bill Gates on how to end his “toxic” marriage to Melinda. Gates often visited Epstein’s Manhattan townhouse to meet with him, according to the reports, and the two met hundreds of times. Gates was reportedly unhappy in his marriage, which was a topic of conversation with Epstein.
According to their reporting:
“The billionaire met Epstein dozens of times starting in 2011 and continuing through to 2014 mostly at the financier’s Manhattan home—a substantially higher number than has been previously reported. Their conversations took place years before Bill and Melinda Gates announced this month that they were splitting up.
Gates, in turn, encouraged Epstein to rehabilitate his image in the media following his 2008 guilty plea for soliciting a minor for prostitution, and discussed Epstein becoming involved with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.”
Despite the fact that this information comes from anonymous sources, it helps to understand why Melinda Gates was allegedly upset by Gates’ presence around Epstein. Whatever one may think about holding a public meeting with Epstein to discuss philanthropy, becoming friends with him and hanging out at his townhouse discussing the intimate details of your marriage is unquestionably worse.
This comes on top of the reports that Bill Gates supposedly cheated on his wife and had hit on multiple women at Microsoft, according to the New York Times.
”In 2019, Microsoft’s board of directors, on which Mr. Gates sat, opened an investigation into one of those cases after being notified that he had “sought to initiate an intimate relationship with a company employee in the year 2000,” Frank X. Shaw, a Microsoft spokesman, said on Sunday. The board hired a law firm to investigate. The following year, Mr. Gates stepped down from Microsoft’s board. The Wall Street Journal reported the 2000 incident and the board’s investigation.
“There was an affair almost 20 years ago which ended amicably,” said Bridgitt Arnold, a spokeswoman for Mr. Gates. “Gates’s decision to transition off the board was in no way related to this matter.”
…Six current and former employees of Microsoft, the foundation and the firm that manages the Gates’s fortune said those incidents, and others more recently, at times created an uncomfortable workplace environment. Mr. Gates was known for making clumsy approaches to women in and out of the office. His behavior fueled widespread chatter among employees about his personal life.
Some of the employees said that while they disapproved of Mr. Gates’s behavior, they did not perceive it to be predatory. They said he did not pressure the women to submit to his advances for the sake of their careers, and he seemed to feel that he was giving the women the space to refuse his advances.”
Is this really possible? Melinda Gates was a product manager at Microsoft at the time, and the two of them met at a business dinner where they were seated next to each other. Then there’s the fact that Bill was allegedly seen with Jeffrey Epstein and has a reported affair. When you add in his quirky personality and his obsessive work schedule, it’s easy to see how he could be hitting on women at work despite the fact that he was famously married.
Of course, Melinda Gates comes off as a pretentious, joyless feminist who once openly argued that her husband wasn’t doing his “fair share” around the mansion he earned for them as one of the greatest businessmen in history, so being married to her doesn’t seem implausible.
It just goes to show that money can buy you a lot of things, but it can’t buy you happiness or class.