Bill Gates, a billionaire, is said to have been dating Paula Hurd for over a year now. Who is Paula Hurd?
Who is Paula Hurd?
Paula Hurd’s husband, Mark Hurd, was the CEO of Oracle and passed away in 2019 after fighting cancer. They had been married for 30 years and had two daughters, Kathryn and Kelly. At the time of his death, Mark was 62 years old and had a net worth of $500 million.
Paula studied business administration at the University of Texas in Austin and after graduation, she started her career in sales and managing partnerships at NCR (National Cash Register).
She is also known for her philanthropy work. She organizes events for personal, corporate, and charitable purposes and in 2021, she made a $7 million donation to a school campaign, helping it reach its $1 billion goal. Paula is a proud mother of two daughters, Kathryn and Kelly, with her late husband, Mark.
Paula is passionate about tennis and in March 2022, she joined forces with Universal Tennis to establish the Universal Tennis Hurd Awards. Each year, she will give $100,000 to one male and one female up-and-coming tennis player as they move from college to the professional level. To be considered for the award, the athletes must have played collegiate tennis for at least one year and show good sportsmanship and potential for success as a pro, as stated in the award’s official announcement.
Paula expressed her excitement about the awards, saying, “I am happy to continue the work started by my late husband Mark and to partner with Universal Tennis for these awards. Universal Tennis is always finding new ways to improve the game and has been a strong supporter of collegiate tennis and the journey to becoming a professional player.”
Are Bill Gates & Paula Hurd dating?
Bill Gates and Paula Hurd have reportedly been dating for ‘over a year’, with sources confirming the Microsoft founder, 67, is seven years her junior. The couple has been described as ‘inseparable’, with reports indicating their relationship began in 2021, shortly after Gates split from his ex-wife Melinda Gates.
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