The Wall Street Journal has reported that tech billionaire and his wife Melinda have purchased a $43 million seaside home near San Diego.
Located in the town of Del Mar and originally on the market for $48 million, it comes equipped with a glass-tiled swimming pool, an oceanfront deck, and a hot tub capable of accommodating 10 people.
Other features of the 5,800 square foot house include six bedrooms and movable glass walls along with a glass barrier that surrounds the backyard.
The property previously belonged to Madeleine Pickens, widow of Texas energy magnate and long-time political activist T. Boone Pickens, who is said to wish the new owners well.
Pickens made headlines of her own in 2007 when she purchased the home for $35 million and then bought adjacent parcels of land, ultimately spending some $48 million.
It does not appear that the Gates will be moving permanently to the San Diego area permanently as they are expected to retain their primary residence in Seattle, a 66,000 square foot home nicknamed Xanadu 2.0. The billionaire couple also own an estate in Rancho Santa Fe, CA, according to Fox News.
Spending big to promote abortion, fight conservatives
When they aren’t spending lavishly on their living quarters, the couple is putting their money towards a variety of left-wing causes. One of them is providing support for abortion.
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation provides millions of dollars to Planned Parenthood, America’s largest abortion chain. Every year, Planned Parenthood performs over 3 hundred thousand abortions in the United States.
Gates defends WHO
Bill Gates has recently directed sharp words towards President Trump’s new policy towards the World Health Organization (WHO). Trump cut off the organization’s funding on the basis that it helped China cover up its emerging coronavirus epidemic.
“Halting funding for the World Health Organization during a world health crisis is as dangerous as it sounds,” Gates tweeted on April 15. “Their work is slowing the spread of COVID-19 and if that work is stopped no other organization can replace them,” he insisted, adding, “The world needs @WHO now more than ever.”
Deputy press secretary Judd Deere refused to back down from the criticism, stating, “Any suggestion that the President is putting the health and safety of the American people or global health aid in jeopardy is false. The WHO’s response to COVID has been filled with one misstep after another, and President Trump is standing up for the American taxpayer to ensure we hold WHO accountable for their flawed actions.”