Bill Gates managed an appearance last week at Allen & Co.’s “summer camp for billionaires” in Sun Valley, Idaho — but he wasn’t exactly a barrel of fun.
After flying into the tech-and-media conference late, the scandal-plagued Microsoft co-founder attended an exclusive dinner hosted by former Allen & Co. President Herb Allen, breaking bread with heavy hitters including Jeff Bezos, Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg on Thursday night, sources said.
Gates was also seen walking and talking with Zuckerberg on Thursday, Variety reported. The next day, Gates gave a talk on climate change and even opened up about his divorce in a Q&A session, attendees said.
Nevertheless, the legendary tech tycoon seemed “agitated” throughout his stay and brushed off other attendees who tried to come up and talk to him, one guest told The Post.
During an “off the record” Q&A session after his climate talk, CNBC host Becky Quick asked Gates about his divorce from his wife Melinda and the future of the Gates Foundation.
“He fessed up to messing up,” one attendee said. “He basically referred to the fact that it [the divorce] was his fault.”
“He did seem a bit emotional about it,” the attendee added. “He might have been on the verge of tears.”
However, Gates did not say the word “affair,” the attendee said. Another attendee described Gates’ answer about the end of his marriage as “very moving.”
Sources also said that Quick failed to bring up another elephant in the room — Gates’ reported friendship with dead pedophile Jeffrey Epstein.
On Friday, Gates ate dinner next to the geneticist Cynthia Kenyon, who works as vice president of aging research at Alphabet’s biotechnology company Calico, a source said.
Gates was also caught by a paparazzo taking a walk with Evan Greenberg, president and CEO of insurance giant Chubb Limited.
Microsoft and the The Gates Foundation directed requests for comment to the billionaire’s investment firm Gates Ventures, which declined to comment.