It seems like the co-founder of Microsoft has found love, and this time it’s Paula Hurd, the widow of Mark Hurd, the CEO of the software company Oracle. Recently, Bill Gates has been spotted at numerous places with Paula Herd, which has sparked rumours of their relationship.
Bill Gates, who is currently 67, seems to be in love with 60-year-old Hurd. Last month, the pair was spotted at the Australian Open.The alleged couple were seen sitting side-by-side as they watched the game.
Several friends of the rumoured couple have stated that Bill and Paula are inseparable and that “it’s no secret to their inner circle that they’re in a romantic relationship.” So it is finally clear that both are in a romantic relationship. Some people said Paula has yet to meet Bill Gates’ children.
Who is Paula Hurd?
Paula Hurd was born in Texas, America, on April 27, 1962, and she currently resides in Los Angeles. There is very little to no information about Paula Hurd online. Paula Hurd was previously married to Mark Hurd, the former CEO of Oracle, who died on October 18, 2019, after a battle with cancer.
Mark and Paula had two daughters together, Kathryn Hurd and Kelly Hurd.
Paula Herd Eduaction and Profession
Paula Herd graduated from high school in 1978, and two years later she relocated to Austin to enrol at the University of Texas at Austin as a marketing student. Paula did her graduation in marketing management, and after that, she started working in sales and alliance management at NCR Corporation.
She worked at NCR Corporation for almost 17 years, until 2001. Paula Hurd became active in her husband’s charitable endeavours after working for a corporation. Later in 2011, she started working with Club 127 as a consultant and remained there for ten years.
A $60 million welcome centre was originally built at Baylor University with the aid of Mark and Paula. She is currently employed by Club 27 as a coordinator.
Paula Hurd Net Worth
Paula’s husband, Mark Hurd, had a net worth of more than $500 million at the time of his death. Although there is not much information available regarding Paula’s wealth, it is expected that it could be worth about USD 35.3 million.
Paula and Mark Hurd’s Relationship
Paula and Mark Hurd met in college, and they dated for several years before getting married. The couple got married in a lavish ceremony in 1990, in front of all of their cherished loved ones and close friends.
In the new phase of their lives, the couple welcomed two lovely daughters, Kelly and Kathryn. The Hurd family’s life was going well before Mark’s cancer diagnosis, since they had everything they could possibly want.
Mark tried his best but was unable to fight cancer, and he left his family in 2019.
Gates and Melinda’s Divorce
After nearly 30 years of marriage, Melinda French Gates and Bill Gates announced their divorce in May 2021. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will continue to be managed jointly by the pair after the divorce was officially finalised in August 2021.
Paula & Gates’ Relationship
Paula Hurd and Bill Gates are said to be friends and had previously met due to their shared love of tennis, according to a Pagesix report.
They were seen watching the men’s singles championship at the Australia Open in Melbourne last month. When they were seen walking together around the city, but she was not named, they started the romance rumour.