Melinda French Gates and Bill Gates.
Vanity Fair has published new details on the Gateses’ marriage. The report said Bill Gates had affairs that were an open secret to those around him. Someone close to Melinda French Gates also worked with a private investigator, the report said. See more stories on Insider’s business page.
Since Bill Gates and Melinda French Gates announced they were divorcing last month, multiple reports have called into question the billionaire Microsoft founder’s reputation as a nerdy do-gooder, with allegations that he engaged in inappropriate workplace relationships.
A new report from Vanity Fair’s Gabriel Sherman, Nick Bilton, and Emily Jane Fox, published Monday, suggested that Bill Gates affairs were known to people around him. People close to Gates told the magazine that his affairs weren’t a secret to those around him.
Two sources also told Vanity Fair that someone in French Gates’ inner circle had worked with a private investigator leading up to the divorce.
A spokesperson for French Gates told Vanity Fair: “Neither Melinda nor anyone at her direction ever hired a private investigator.”
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