Bill Gates has been spotted in Australia with a mystery woman while taking in Sydney’s sights outside the city’s famous Opera House.
The two appeared to be taking a stroll through town when they stopped to admire the panoramic view of the harbour.
It’s not known who the billionaire Microsoft founder was spotted with, or what the nature of their relationship was, but the two were ready to enjoy the breathtaking view together.
Gates, 67, divorced his wife Melinda French Gates in 2021 after 34 years together and 27 years of marriage.
The billionaire is currently down under after attending a meeting with Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese.
Billionaire Bill Gates is photographed with a woman outside the Sydney Opera House January 23, 2023
The business tycoon was spotted with the mysterious brunette looking out over Sydney Harbour, January 23, 2023
The tech mogul and philanthropist was wandering the outside of the Sydney Opera House with the mysterious brunette.
In the photos, Gates, who is worth $103 billion and is estimated to be the seventh richest person in the world according to Forbes, kept a low profile as usual and his personal security was nowhere to be seen.
Gates walked along Harborside in a navy blue baseball cap, blue polo shirt, and maroon trainers.
Gates’ ex-wife, and mother of their three children, previously opened up about her “incredibly painful” divorce, explaining that she “just couldn’t stay in that marriage anymore.”
Melinda French Gates told Fortune magazine in October that the Covid-19 pandemic helped give her the “privacy to do what she needed to do.”
She also said in 2021 that her husband’s affair with a Microsoft employee in 2000 had broken the “trust” in their marriage.
She described how she sobbed to the floor as her marriage fell apart, never thinking that the relationship would end in divorce.
The couple’s divorce settlement is the second most expensive ever in America, behind Jeff Bezos’ $38.3 billion divorce from ex-wife MacKenzie Bezos.
The tech magnate and philanthropist wandered around the outside of the Sydney Opera House with the mysterious brunette, January 23, 2023
Melinda Gates and Bill Gates speak onstage during The Robin Hood Foundation benefit at Jacob Javitz Center, New York, May 14, 2018
Bill and Melinda Gates pose for a photo on Feb. 1, 2019 in Kirkland, Washington
The Microsoft founder is currently down under after attending a meeting with Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese.
The two met at the Prime Minister’s residence at Kirribilli House to discuss climate change, energy and health.
Gates visits the country with the Gates Foundation and representatives of his company Breakthrough Energy, which drives innovation in renewable energy and technology to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
He thanked and praised the prime minister for his “great cooperation” on international health issues, including the Global Fund to fight AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria.
Gates also made headlines during his trip after warning that Australia should be ready for the next pandemic, which he said could be man-made and much more brutal than Covid-19.
Speaking to the Lowry Institute in Sydney earlier this week, Gates said political leaders should put aside their differences and work together to prepare for the next virus.
“With the pandemic, we were foolish not to have the tools, the practice and the global capacity to stand by, as we do with fire or earthquakes,” he said.
The billionaire philanthropist called for more global cooperation, saying the Covid-19 pandemic is an example of how countries can improve their response when they work together.
Prime Minister, Anthony Albanese (left) welcomes Bill Gates to Kirribilli House in Sydney, Saturday 21 January 2023
Bill Gates sat down with Prime Minister Anthony Albanese (right) to discuss key issues, January 21, 2023
Gates’ $70 million Gulfstream was spotted on the tarmac of Sydney’s Kingsford Smith Airport January 24, 2023
But the technology pioneer has also been criticized for using his $70 million private jet while continuing to preach about the dangers of climate change.
The $70 million Gulfstream, which was spotted on the tarmac of Sydney’s Kingsford Smith Airport, consumes about 1,700 liters of fuel per hour.
Gates is said to own four private jets, which has drawn criticism from his supporters and critics alike.
The collection of private jets is reportedly worth $194 million and includes two Gulfstream G650ERs valued at $70 million each and can carry up to 18 passengers.
In his 2021 book called How To Avoid Climate Disaster, Gates admitted to double standards, saying he was aware he was an “imperfect climate change messenger.”
He wrote, “The world isn’t exactly lacking in rich men with big ideas about what other people should be doing, or who think technology can solve any problem.
‘I own big houses and fly private jets – in fact, I took one to Paris for the climate conference, so who am I to lecture anyone about the environment?
“I plead guilty to all three charges. I can’t deny that I’m a rich guy with an opinion. However, I believe it’s an educated opinion and I’m always trying to learn more about it.’