It is known to all, once prestigious Nobel Prize no more remains noble, especially after it had given the prize to Malala Yousafzai, for no accomplishment or to former US President Barack Obama before even he had completed his 90-days in the White House. But not a bombshell report has been published by the Daily Beast exposing secrets of billionaire Bill Gates, who had considered pedophile Jeffrey Epstein as his ticket to Nobel Peace Prize. One former Gates Foundation staffer to Daily Beast, the prize “is what Bill wants more than anything else in the world”.
The Microsoft billionaire horrified staff with the meetings, which started in 2011 – when Epstein was already a convicted pedophile – and which reportedly left Bill Gate’s wife Melinda so disturbed it helped drive the couple to divorce. But people are asking as to why Melinda needed almost a decade to decide about leaving Bill Gates after she came to knew about Bill’s relations with Epstein. They say, was it just Bill’s relations with Epstein or something else. They even guess if Bill Gates too was a pedophile.
According to Daily Beast, Bill Gates enjoyed holding court at Jeffrey Epstein’s Manhattan mansion, allegedly seeking refuge from his marriage and talking with the sex offender’s circle of high-profile dinner guests about philanthropy and other worldly topics.
But the Microsoft mogul may have been angling for another perk by networking with Epstein: Gates hoped the well-connected pervert could help him secure the Nobel Peace Prize, one former Gates Foundation employee told The Daily Beast.
This person said members of the foundation’s communications team were alerted to Gates’ relationship with Epstein and were told it “was a maneuver to try to get himself a Nobel Peace Prize.” They said the tech mogul had even kept some employees on call on prize day in years past just in case he was awarded the distinction.
“We were aware of things that were potential reputational risks for the foundation and the co-chairs, Bill and Melinda,” said the former employee. “Even back then, people knew this guy wasn’t squeaky clean,” the person said, referring to Epstein
Bill Gates courted Jeffrey Epstein in the twisted belief the well-connected pedophile could help him get a Nobel Peace Prize, a former staffer claimed, according to a report Tuesday.
When his foundation’s PR team was first alerted to the friendship they were told it “was a maneuver to try to get himself a Nobel Peace Prize,” an anonymous foundation employee told The Daily Beast.
As well as staying at the multi-millionaire pervert’s Upper East Side mansion, Gates joined Epstein in a trip to Europe in March 2013, according to Dagens Næringsliv, Norway’s largest business newspaper.
The pair visited the Strasbourg home of Thorbjorn Jagland, who at the time was chair of the committee which awards the Peace Prize, the paper noted, saying Gates was being touted as a recipient at the time.
“They came to my Residence with their respective delegations,” Jagland wrote in an email of the visit, the paper said.
The ex-staffer at Gates’ foundation told The Daily Beast that staff long feared the boss was risking “potential reputational risks for the foundation” with his ties to Epstein.
“Even back then, people knew this guy wasn’t squeaky clean,” the person told the outlet, referring to Epstein.
But Gates “thought that Jeffrey would be able to help him, that he would know the right people, or some kind of way to massage things, so he could get the Nobel Peace Prize, which is what Bill wants more than anything else in the world,” the staffer said.
“I think he was ultimately disappointed it didn’t work out,” the sources insisted to The Daily Beast.
It was also “not a secret” that the billionaire “had dalliances,” the former staffer told the outlet of affairs while he was married to Melinda.
“I don’t think it was a wink-wink permissive thing at all. I think she was humiliated and did not like it,” he said of Gates’ now-estranged wife.
Gates has long denied having a “business partnership or personal friendship with Epstein.”
“Bill Gates regrets ever meeting with Epstein and recognizes it was an error in judgment to do so,” his spokesperson told The Post Tuesday, repeating a statement first made in 2019.
The spokesperson also insisted that it is “absolutely false to state that Bill Gates set the Nobel Prize as a goal or campaigned for it in any way.”
“If Epstein had a plan or motivation to insert himself into any processes related to any awards or honors on behalf of Gates, neither Gates nor anyone he works with was aware of his intentions and they would have rejected any offers for assistance,” the rep insisted.
A spokesperson had made a similar denial to The Daily Beast — while conceding that “a Nobel Prize would certainly be a great honor”.
Since his divorce announcement this month, Gates has faced a torrent of scrutiny over his ties to Epstein, whom he met dozens of times after Epstein went to jail for soliciting a minor and had to register as a sex offender. Over the weekend, The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal published reports on Gates’ alleged history of hitting on employees and his extramarital affair with a Microsoft engineer.
“It was not a secret within the foundation that he had dalliances,” the former foundation employee told The Daily Beast. Of Melinda’s attitude toward the infidelity, the employee added, “I don’t think it was a wink-wink permissive thing at all. I think she was humiliated and did not like it.”