‘I screwed it up,’ Bill Gates says on divorce

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates spoke about his divorce for the first time last week at a summer camp for the rich in Sun Valley, where he ‘broke down in tears’ and said it was his fault for breaking up with Melinda, admitting he’ messed it up ‘…

The billionaire philanthropist opened up about his divorce from his wife of 27 years, Melinda, during an “off-the-record” question-and-answer session at the summer camp for the rich in Sun Valley, Idaho, last week.

“He admitted he screwed up,” one of the attendees told The Post. “He basically meant that [the divorce] was his fault.”

The source added: “He seemed a bit emotional about it. He was on the verge of tears.”

Once a happy family. Photo: Facebook

During the question-and-answer session hosted by CNBC’s Becky Quick, Gates reportedly did not cite “having an affair” as a reason for the split.

Gates, 65, and his former wife, Melinda, announced their divorce in May. In the divorce filing, Melinda said the marriage was “irretrievably broken down.” He has since come under scrutiny by Microsoft’s board of directors over allegations of extramarital affairs. The couple’s three children are ‘very angry’ at their father’s behaviour, according to a source.

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