Microsoft founder and billionaire Bill Gates may return to the “wild bachelor parties” of his earlier days, now that he and his wife Melinda are reportedly filing for a divorce.
Fox Business reported in a segment with former Seattle Post-Intelligencer investigative reporter James Wallace that Gates allegedly “wasn’t just this little computer nerd.”
Wallace also told the Daily Mail on Monday, “A lot of those Microsoft kids back then, they were young guys in pizza-stained t-shirts for two or three days working on software code.”
— Bill Gates (@BillGates) May 3, 2021
He added, “Then they would have some pretty wild parties, where they would go out and get strippers in Seattle and bring them over to Bill’s home.
“He wasn’t a choir boy back then, he wasn’t just this little computer nerd. He did have a life back then.”
According to Wallace’s 1997 book “Overdrive: Bill Gates and the Race to Control Cyberspace,” he reported Gates would throw “wild bachelor parties.”
Wallace noted in the book that 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.”
Fox Business reported, “The Seattle-based Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is the most influential private foundation in the world, with an endowment worth nearly $50 billion.
“It has focused on global health and development and U.S. education issues since incorporating in 2000.”
Bill and Melinda Gates will reportedly continue to work together on their foundation after their divorce.
Bill Gates remained on the board of Microsoft until 2020, when he stepped down to focus more on his philanthropic work during the COVID-19 pandemic.