One of the world’s wealthiest women, Melinda Gates is off the market and has a new man in her life.
Melinda and Bill Gates finalised their divorce in August this year after the former filed for divorce in May after 27 years of marriage, and there was no prenup.
As part of the divorce settlement, Melinda allegedly received over US$65 billion. On the day she filed for divorce, Bill Gates lined Melinda’s pockets with nearly $2 billion in stocks, and the following day, he hooked her up with 25 million shares of Mexican Coca-Cola.
As per TMZ, Melinda Gates has been dating Jon Du Pre for a few months, maybe longer. Melinda Gate’s new man is a former reporter and touts himself as a Strategic Communications Specialist.
According to the report, Jon Du Pre has 35 years of experience in broadcasting, writing, video production, public speaking and more. He was a TV correspondent for Fox News Channel in the late ’90s and early 2000s. While his exact age is unknown, Jon is believed to be in his 60s.
He is a Brigham Young University (BYU) graduate and started as a part-time reporter and stringer for KTVX. He was awarded Emmy awards as well as a Golden Mic, and numerous accolades from the Associated Press.
Jon Du Pre is not only a broadcast journalist. He penned a memoir entitled The Prodigal Father – A True Story of Tragedy, Survival, and Reconciliation in an American Family published by Hay House in 2000. The memoir enjoyed Amazon.com Bestseller status for eight weeks and was optioned for a feature film by Disney.
He has three adult children – sons Kasey and Jonny, who graduated from BYU, and daughter Jessie, who graduated from the University of Utah.
Melinda Gates and Jon Du Pre’s first public sighting was in April when they were spotted together at a Nets and Celtics game. The couple and some members of their families spent some time at Pelican Hill, the 5-star hotel in Newport Beach.