Bill Gates Hosted Nude Pool Parties And ‘Happier Drunk’, Biographer Claims

by : Daniel Richardson on : 01 Jul 2021 08:55
Bill Gates Hosted Nude Pool Parties And 'Happier Drunk', Biographer ClaimsPA Images

Biographer James Wallace and former gossip columnist Robert X. Cringely have discussed how Bill Gates’ life differs from his public image.

Multiple insiders have noted that during the late 1980s early 90s Gates enjoyed partying. Wallace added to this insight by stating that when Gates wasn’t working his 17-hour days at Microsoft, he would get dancers from local all-nude nightclubs to swim naked at his Laurelhurst bachelor pad.


However, Wallace, who wrote two biographies on Bill Gates, didn’t seem to have all the relevant information and Gates’ spokesperson has blasted the claims.

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Wallace said that he was sure that Gates would invite dancers to his home – ‘Gates himself rounded up the girls and brought them over there’ – but conceded, ‘I don’t know if he physically transported them or if he just told them where to show up.’

Robert X. Cringely, who wrote a popular column for InfoWorld in the 90s, also noted that Gates would get drunk quite easily and that ‘all of us will have been at some affair where Bill was clearly impaired. He was happier.’


Some believe that these comments are supported by Bill Gates’ ex-wife Melinda. The couple divorced after 27 years, but her testimony in the Netflix docuseries Inside Bill’s Brain: Decoding Bill Gates suggests the software developer struggled to commit. Melinda noted, ‘Bill wanted to be married, but he didn’t know whether he could actually commit to it and have Microsoft.’

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Business Insider reported the reaction of a spokesperson for Gates:

It is extremely disappointing that there have been so many lies published about the cause, the circumstances and the timeline of Bill Gates’s divorce. The rumours and speculation surrounding Mr Gates are becoming increasingly absurd and it’s unfortunate that people who have little to no knowledge are being characterized as ‘sources.’


The rumours surrounding the reasoning for the divorce have ranged from Gates having connections to Jeffrey Epstein to a claim that Melinda was replaced by a clone.

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After graduating from university, Dan went on to work with a variety of tech startups and media outlets. These included the likes of The Hook, WhatCulture and Game Rant. Eventually, Dan found a home for his journalism at UNILAD.

Topics: Technology, Bill Gates, Microsoft, Tech


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