Bill Gates would drive to work at Microsoft in his Mercedes before driving off in a golden brown Porsche that an assistant brought for him, in what staff believed was his system for meeting women, it has been claimed.
Vanity Fair reported that an aide to Bill Gates would drive to the Microsoft office in a golden brown Porsche, similar to the one pictured above, and then Gates would drive away in it.
‘We all assumed that it was when he was with women,’ one Microsoft employee told the magazine
The 65-year-old announced his divorce from Melinda French Gates, his wife of 27 years, on May 4.
On Monday a report detailed long-held rumours about his serial infidelity, including how he would switch cars to try to cover his tracks.
‘I knew there were many offsite meetings that were not on his calendar.’
The billionaire had been keeping a low profile since the May 4 announcement of his divorce. New details are now emerging about the 65-year-old’s behaviour, including reports of infidelity.
Another employee denied the account, however, pointing out that Gates was meticulous with planning his day, famously dividing his time into five-minute blocks.
Sources Indicate that Melinda French Gates had hired a private investigator to dig into her former husband’s behaviour and that the PI’s findings would form part of the divorce. She has denied the report.
Last month The New York Times reported that Gates, a father of three, pursued women who worked for him a few times when he was the chairman of Microsoft.
He once emailed an employee to ask her out to dinner, and another time told a woman who worked for the Gates Foundation that he wanted to take her out to dinner while they were on a business trip to New York.