Bill Gates has been hiding at an exclusive golf club in California where he owns a mansion since the news of his divorce from wife Melinda broke out.
The Microsoft billionaire founder, 65, is understood to have been based at The Vintage Club in Indian Wells, which bills itself as “one of the United States’ most prestigious and ultra-exclusive private country club communities,” for three months.
Bill was this week spotted at The Vintage Club with his 25-year-old daughter Jennifer Gates and her fiancé, Egyptian millionaire Nayel Nassar, according to the Page Six spy.
Gates owns a private home on the property, which also boasts members such as billionaires Charles Koch, Philip Anshultz, and Dennis Washington.
It costs $250,000 to join and home prices there range from a mere $2.3 million to $20 million. It has an 85,000-square-foot clubhouse at the epicenter, a host of restaurants, and a luxury spa, and two nationally-ranked 18-hole Tom Fazio-designed golf courses.
The Microsoft mogul reportedly spent $12.5 million on a massive home in the posh resort community in 1990. The 13,573-square-foot home has six bedrooms and nine bathrooms and sits along a pristinely manicured golf course.
A source exclusively told Page Six, “Bill clearly saw this divorce coming for a long time because he’s been there for around three months.”
‘It is the perfect place for Bill to hide out from anyone who wants to question him about his divorce or his alleged ties to Epstein.’
The Wall Street Journal reported that Melinda Gates consulted with divorce lawyers for roughly two years before she filed for divorce earlier this month, saying their marriage of 27 years was “irretrievably broken.”
A source of her concern was reportedly Bill’s previous dealings with convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.
After the initial expose of his meetings, Gates in September 2019 told The Wall Street Journal: ‘I met him. I didn’t have any business relationship or friendship with him.’
The divorce filing was signed on May 3 this year- she signed her divorce petition in Bellevue, Washington, near the family home and the foundation’s headquarters.
He signed the papers from Palm Desert, California – close to The Vintage Club.
The pair, one of the world’s richest couples, with a fortune of $130 billion, waited until their youngest child, Phoebe, turned 18 in September to formally announce the split, according to a report.