It seems like love is in the air for Bill Gates and Paula Hurd! Not only ago, the successful business magnate was snapped out and about in public with Paula Hurd, who happens to be the widow of the late Oracle chairman Mark Hurd.
For those of you who are unaware, let us share with you, in January 2023, the Microsoft co-founder and Paula Hurd were clicked by the paps while sitting next to each other at the Australian Open during the Men’s Singles Final. Read on to know more about the latest outing of the rumored couple.
Bill Gates is rumored to be dating Oracle CEO Mark Hurd’s Widow Paula
Bill Gates has found love again in Paula Hurd! The business mogul is reportedly in a relationship with Paula Hurd, who is the widow of the late Oracle chairman Mark Hurd. Mark was the one-time boss of Hewlett-Packard. He passed away in the year 2019.
A close source has spilled the beans on the apparent couple’s romance to People magazine. The insider went on to say, “It’s widely known that Bill Gates and Paula Hurd are dating, but she hasn’t met his kids yet.”
Bill and Paula were recently photographed together in January 2023. The two of them were seen sitting next to each other at the Australian Open during the Men’s Singles Final. In the past, they have been spotted at other sporting events as well.
Before this, they were photographed in September 2022 at the Laver Cup at the O2 Arena in London. Prior to that, they were also snapped at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California in October 2021, but they weren’t sitting together at that time.
Paula Hurd is the CEO of former Oracle CEO Mark Hurd
Yeah, you read that right. Before sparking romance rumors with Bill Gates, Paula Hurd was married to Mark Hurd, the CEO of the software company Oracle and the one-time boss of Hewlett-Packard. The couple was together for nearly 30 years until his death in October 2019.
Paula Hurd is a graduate of the University of Texas
When we put some light on the educational qualifications of Paula Hurd, back in the day, she graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a bachelor’s degree in business administration in the year 1984.
Paula Hurd is a philanthropist
Paula and her late husband Mark Hurd contributed to various causes and led numerous fundraising campaigns over the years. She was a longtime donor to her late husband’s alma mater, Baylor University. She helped the school’s Give Light Campaign cross its $1 billion mark with a generous $7 million donation in 2021. Soon, the school will open a welcome center in the name of the couple.
On Baylor’s website, the fundraising campaign was described as one seeking “to further activities that provide an ‘unambiguously Christian education environment;’ create transformational undergraduate education experiences; boost the impact and visibility of Baylor’s research and scholarship; and foster nationally recognized arts and athletics programs, according to Baylor’s foundational pillars.”
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