Micro Soft’s founder billionaire, Bill Gates reportedly has been dating Paula Hurd, the widow of late Oracle co-CEO Mark Hurd, for more than a year.
A close friend of the rumored couple said, “They’re inseparable,”
“They’ve been together over a year, and she’s always described as a ‘mystery woman,’ but it’s no mystery to their inner circle that they’re in a romantic relationship.”
Paula’s husband died at the age of 62 in October 2019 after a reported battle with cancer. He had an estimated net worth of $500 million at the time of his death.
Mark ran computer and printer maker Hewlett-Packard from 2005 to 2010. He left over a sexual harassment scandal and joined Oracle a month later.
Paula, meanwhile, once worked as a tech executive and is now an event planner and philanthropist.
Paula, 60, and Gates, 67, run in the same circles and had crossed paths before Mark’s death thanks to their mutual love of tennis. They were photographed sitting in the same box at a tennis match in 2015.
The rumoured Tech-couple was spotted during the Australian Open Tennis Men’s Singles Final in Melbourne. They further fueled romance rumors when they were seen taking a walk together around the Aussie city, but at the time she had not been identified.
Paula and Mark shared two daughters, Kathryn and Kelly.