Opening up the Gates: how a tech legend’s feet of clay betrayed him
When Bill and Melinda Gates announced their intention to divorce after decades of marriage, the initial response was an outpouring of sympathy – but then the rumours and insinuations began to creep out
One of the big advantages of being one of the world’s richest entrepreneurs for more than a quarter of a century is that lesser mortals buy into the myth you create around yourself.
In this respect, Bill Gates is no different to other multi-billionaires – from Oprah Winfrey to Jeff Bezos to Donald Trump to his not-quite-a-billionaire associate, the late Jeffrey Epstein.
Politicians, the media and the public are easily dazzled by the...
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