People will pay attention to you when you're one of the world's richest men, especially when you start dating someone new. Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates is said to be doing just this with the widow of a deceased CEO.
According to a friend of the couple, Gates, 67, is dating Paula Hurd, 60, who happens to be the widow of Oracle co-CEO Mark Hurd.
“They’re inseparable.” She’s been together for a year, and she’s always been referred to as a ‘mystery woman,’ but it’s no mystery to their inner circle that they’re in a romantic relationship.” They’re often photographed together during tennis matches.
Paula and Michael have been spotted at the Australian Open in Melbourne, as well as touring the Australian city together. He died in October 2019 at the age of 62 after a battle with cancer. He was a former CEO of Hewlett-Packard, who resigned following a sexual harassment scandal.
Hurd was worth $500 million at the time of his death. Gates, for his part, is worth over $100 billion and is the world's fourth richest person. Paula is a planner and philanthropist.
According to her LinkedIn bio, she is a "developer and organizer of memorable mid- and large-scale event experiences for personal, corporate, and charitable occasions."