REVEALED: Bill Gates allegedly cozied up to Epstein in hopes he would help him win Nobel Peace Prize
By Hannah Nightingale | The Post Millennial
Bill Gates reportedly engaged in meetings with convicted sex-offender Jeffrey Epstein in the hopes that his connections would lead to a Nobel Peace Prize, a former Gates Foundation staffer told the Daily Beast.
The foundation’s communications staff had been alerted to Gates’ relationship with Epstein, being told that it “was a maneuver to try to get himself a Nobel Peace Prize,” with the staffer saying that Gates allegedly kept some employees on call on the day the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded in the chance that he won.
“We were aware of things that were potential reputational risks for the foundation and the co-chairs, Bill and Melinda,” said the former staffer. “Even back then, people knew this guy wasn’t squeaky clean,” they said in reference to Epstein.
Gates’ relationship with Epstein was revealed back in October 2019, which was part of what prompted Melinda Gates to begin speaking with divorce lawyers. Bill Gates had also reportedly received marriage advice from Epstein during past visits to his Upper East Side Manhattan home.
The former employee added that “He [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.”
“I think he was ultimately disappointed it didn’t work out,” they stated.
The pair had reportedly traveled to the Strasbourg home of Thorbjorn Jagland in 2013, who at the time was the chairman of the committee that awards the Nobel Peace Price.
The Norwegian newspaper Dagens Næringsliv reported that on March 27, 2013, Jagland had entertained a small group of famous people, which Epstein and Gates had attended. Gates was mentioned at that time as being a possible candidate for the prestigious prize.
“They came to my Residence with their respective delegations,” wrote Jagland win an email of the visit, the paper reported.
A spokesperson for Gates told the New York Post on Tuesday that Gates “regrets ever meeting with Epstein and recognizes it was an error in judgment to do so.”
The spokesperson also denied that Gates had an “obsession” with winning the prize.
It is “absolutely false to state that Bill Gates set the Nobel Prize as a goal or campaigned for it in any way,” the spokesperson stated. “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.”