Bill Gates is one of the wealthiest men on Earth, and not even that much money could keep him happy. Many sources report that he had a long-standing affair with Ann Winblad, which may have ended his marriage.
What went wrong for Bill and Melinda Gates?
We don’t know that exactly, but Bill and Melinda have ended their 27 years of marriage, and Melinda has said she doesn’t want her alimony.
Surprisingly they don’t have a prenup, but it shouldn’t cause much drama since both are not someone who would go crazy over money.
But many reports suggest that Melinda and Bill had this agreement that Bill would spend one long weekend with his ex-girlfriend, Ann Winblad, every year.
Who is Ann Winblad?
Ann Winblad, the alleged girlfriend of Bill Gates, is four years older than Gates and dated him before Melinda French.
The couple broke up in 1987 when Winblad wanted to settle down, and Gates wasn’t ready. Every significant step of Gates was with her permission.
The most spoken about step, though, is him asking Winblad’s permission to marry Melinda in 1994. “When I was off on my own thinking about marrying Melinda, I called Ann and asked for her approval.”
Is Ann Winblad married?
Yes, she is. Ann Winblad is married to Edward Alex Klein, owner of Alex Kline Investigation and Research Service.
Ann Winblad, on the other hand, is a software entrepreneur. Ann is suddenly all over the news because people connected some of Bill Gates’ previous interviews and found out the cause for their divorce.
According to Time Magazine,
Every spring, as they have for more than a decade, Gates spends a long weekend with Winblad at her beach cottage on the Outer Banks of North Carolina, where they ride dune buggies, hang-glide and walk on the beach.
This weekend, something that was just them spending some time throwing around ideas was seen in a different light.
Some even claim that this agreement was formed when Melinda and Bill got married in 1994. We still don’t have any credibility to this info we have got.
No matter what, take this with a grain of salt. We don’t have any confirmation on these allegations placed by various media.