(FOXBusiness) They’re among the world’s wealthiest men, they run the world’s most influential tech companies – and nerdy backgrounds haven’t hampered their nightlives.
Amazon founder Jeff Bezos’ high-profile split from ex-wife MacKenzie Scott cut his fortune in half in 2019 – but he’s back to being the world’s richest man, according to Forbes, and that’s along with a new girlfriend, a new yacht and a fit physique.
He evolved from a fleece-vest wearing disruptor in the early 2000s to a gym-going power player behind the world’s most successful company. He was spotted over the summer off the coast of Spain in DreamWorks co-founder David Geffen’s megayacht, the Rising Sun, with new girlfriend Lauren Sanchez, supermodel Karli Kloss and a number of current and former global business leaders.
Elon Musk, the world’s second-richest man, is the Tesla and SpaceX founder who hosted “Saturday Night Live” last week. Then he went to a boozy, cryptocurrency-themed afterparty with his nerd-popstar girlfriend Grimes and Miley Cyrus, the evening’s musical guest.
An unnamed “spy” told the New York Post’s Page Six that nightclub owner Ian Schrager reopened his coronavirus-shuttered Public hotel exclusively for the private event.
“Girls were dressed as aliens, walking around with trays of Dogecoin cookies and cupcakes, and there were Dogecoin ice sculptures,” the source told the paper.
Gates, currently the world’s fourth-richest man, for years took annual retreats to North Carolina’s Outer Banks with ex-girlfriend Ann Winblad. The two have continued the tradition after they broke up in 1987, and it kept going after his marriage to Melinda, whom he reportedly proposed to only after seeking Winblad’s approval.
And ties to the disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein began to form in 2011, three years after the latter became a registered sex offender.
The Wall Street Journal reported last week that Melinda Gates was alarmed over her husband’s meetings with Epstein back in 2013, citing sources within the couple’s charitable foundation.