In 2021, Bill Gates’s then-wife, Melinda French Gates filed a divorce after 27 years of marriage. They had met each other when Melinda started working at Microsoft in 1987. They had been together for almost 34 years.
It has now been announced that the co-founder of Microsoft and the Bill & Melinda Foundation is now dating Paula Hurd, the widow of Oracle CEO, Mark Hurd. They have been spotted together at many sports events but mainly Tennis events.
Details of their relationship
According to the sources, it is believed that they have been dating for a year. Their relationship is quite known to the public as they have been spotted together at Tennis matches.
Their relationship came under the public eye when they were seen taking a walk after the Australian Open. However, Paula Hurd wasn’t identified.
Paula Hurd and Bill Gates belonged to the same circle of friends and have met each on several occasions due to their mutual love for tennis.
Who is Paula Hurd?
Paula Hurd, a 60-year-old widow of Oracle’s CEO, Mark Hurd. She is an event planner, a philanthropist, and a tech executive.
Paula Hurd Wiki
Paula is a 60-year-old avid tennis lover, event planner, tech executive, and philanthropist. She is known to organize events for charitable functions as per her LinkedIn profile.
She has worked at NCR Corporation, a U.S based software company for 17 years and held many sales and executive posts. In 2011 she joined CLUB 127 as a consultant. Paula is also a member of the board of Regents of Baylor University, Texas since May 2020 after her late husband’s death.
Paula Hurd Husband
Paula was married to Mark Hurd who was the former CEO of Oracle. He passed away in 2019 after battling cancer at the age of 62. Paula and Mark have two daughters- Kathryn and Kelly.
During his time at Oracle, Mark Hurd served as co-CEO and a board member. He previously was a chairman, CEO, and president of Hewlett-Packard i.e. HP. He announced in 2019 that he was planning on quitting work due to his health issues.
Paula Hurd’s Net worth
As of 2023, Paula Hurd has an estimated net worth of around 3.5 to 4.5 million dollars based on online reports.
Along with her late husband, Mark she has donated to Baylor University which is Mark’s alma mater. They have given 1.1 million dollars to the university. They also started a development center named, “The Mark and Paula Hurd Welcome Centre” which provides students with a huge amalgamation of various academic programs and interactive sessions.