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Bill Gates’ dating history: From Ann Winblad to Melinda Gates

For nearly three decades, Bill and Melinda Gates reigned as one of world’s most high-profile power couples — but the billionaire computer genius’ estranged wife wasn’t the first woman to fire up his hard drive. Before Gates met Melinda in 1987, the Microsoft co-founder had at least two other major...
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See inside Bill Gates’ secret love nest with gal pal Ann Winblad, now up for rent

Shock waves were sent around the world when the most powerful philanthropic couple, Bill and Melinda Gates, announced they were divorcing after 27 years of marriage. Following their announcement, unusual details about their marriage from a 1997 Time magazine profile resurfaced. Gates, now 65, revealed a questionable “arrangement” he had with his ex-girlfriend, Ann Winblad, while married to Melinda. Each spring, Gates and his former gal pal spent “a long weekend” together at her Outer Banks, North Carolina, beach residence, enjoying several activities including long walks on the beach.
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North Carolina beach house where Bill Gates, ex Ann Winblad spent long weekends available for vacation rentals

The seaside retreat where Bill Gates and his ex-girlfriend reportedly spent long weekends together even after the Microsoft founder got married is available for rent. Gates told Time magazine about the unusual arrangement in 1997, the New York Post reported in the wake of Gates’ announcement that he and his wife, Melinda Gates, were getting divorced.
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Who is Bill Gates’ ex-girlfriend Ann Winblad?

After Bill and Melinda Gates announced the end of their 27 year marriage, theories have begun to emerge about possible reasons that could have led the couple to make this difficult decision. The pair announced in a statement on their verified Twitter accounts, their separation. “After a great deal of...
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Who is Ann Winblad: Bill Gates' ex-girlfriend who Melinda allowed him to jet off annually

Bill Gates' marriage to his estranged wife Melinda Gates certainly featured many undulations on its way to their pending divorce after 27 years. In fact, in the Gates’ relationship, the tech honcho was allowed by his wife to spend time with an ex-girlfriend thanks to a built-in arrangement Bill had with Melinda French prior to the now-former pair exchanging nuptials in Hawaii in 1994.
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Ann Winblad: 5 Things To Know About The Ex Bill Gates Took Getaways With After Marrying Melinda

There was another woman in Bill Gates’ life who he would vacation with annually without wife Melinda. We’ve got five things to know about venture capitalist Ann Winblad. Despite marrying wife Melinda Gates in 1994, Microsoft founder Bill Gates still continued to take annual weekend springtime getaways to his ex-girlfriend Ann Winblad‘s home in North Carolina’s Outer Banks. And Bill’s 56-year-old wife was aware of the arrangement. The pair would go for walks on the beach, ride dune buggies and go hang gliding. Bill, 65, dated Ann, now 70, in the 1980’s, all the way up until their 1987 split, which was the year he met Melinda. Bill was so close to Ann that he even asked for her approval when he was considering marrying his future wife. The pair has now split after 27 years of marriage, with Melinda filing for divorce. We’ve got five things to know about his ex, venture capitalist Ann Winblad.

Longtime venture capitalist Ann Winblad says this is the tech stock to own long term

Longtime tech investor Ann Winblad told CNBC on Thursday she believes Microsoft should be a critical component of any long-term stock portfolio. The co-founder of Hummer Winblad Venture Partners made the comments on "Squawk Box" one day after shares of Microsoft fell by 2.8% as investors responded to the company's latest quarterly earnings results.

Full interview with Ann Winblad on Apple, Facebook, Google, Microsoft earnings

Big Tech is reporting quarterly results this week. Apple, Facebook, Google and Microsoft all delivered big beats on both lines. Those companies represent roughly 18% of the S&P 500. Ann Winblad, founding partner of Hummer Winblad Venture Partners, joined "Squawk Box" on Thursday to discuss how she's approaching the results as an investor.