The computer magnate himself confessed with this publication: “We shared our thoughts about the world and about us. When I was thinking of marrying Melinda, I called Ann to ask for her approval,” the businessman revealed then.

Time also revealed at the time that Bill Gates he always had in his office a picture of Ann in his office.

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Bill and Ann met in 1984, during a computer conference. Although they lived in different cities, they began to have ‘virtual dates’: when there was a movie that interested them, they went to the cinema at the same time, even though they were in different cities and then discussed them by phone.

Ann Winblad.

Such was her influence that she even convinced him to stop eating meat for a while. They separated three years later, but the love did not end.

In addition to his phone calls and his annual meetings, Bill and Ann did business together; for example, they were partners in Hummer Winblad Venture Partners, a San Francisco-based web and software-focused venture capital firm.

Ann, five years older than Bill Gates, has been married since 2015 to the private investigator Edward Alex Kline, 63 years old and younger brother of the actor Kevin Kline. At the moment Ann is almost 70 years old and it is said, she always had an excellent relationship with Melinda Gates.

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