The fourth richest man in the world, Bill Gates, infuriates laid-back neighbors by moving to a sleepy Southern California surf town and setting up a palatial bachelor pad on the beach!
Where the surf meets the turf war.
messages are broken last week about Bill Gates, the fourth richest man in the world, and his life as a newly single man. Gates, who co-founded Microsoft which is worth around $134 billion, and his wife Melinda Gates-Foundation divorced months ago after it was revealed the computer entrepreneur had been hanging out with disgraced financier Jeffery Epstein for the past decade .
The Gates Foundation is making strides by delving deeper into its philanthropy. Gates, it seems, is planning to go insane.
The longtime Seattle resident recently bought a beachfront mansion in surf-rich* Del Mar, demolished it and built a palatial bachelor pad, much to the chagrin of his laid-back** neighbors.
Per the New York Post:
The original six-bedroom, 3.5-bathroom property, which spanned 5,800 square feet, has been completely demolished, and locals claim it’s being rebuilt from the ground up at the direction of the Microsoft tycoon himself.
Gates has reportedly dropped by twice in the past few months with his two bulletproof onsite security details to check out the project, according to neighbors who aren’t happy about all the disruption.
“It was a nuisance,” said a neighbor.
“They make a lot of noise, my baby can’t sleep,” explained another neighbor. “It has become a real obstacle for the whole neighborhood.”
Gates himself is reported to regularly fly into neighboring Carlsbad to inspect progress and possibly scout out local “talent” if you get my head, but there have been no sightings of him taking part in SUP or foiling life yet.
Will he follow the fourth-richest man in the world, Mark Zuckerberg, down that primrose trail, or do like one-time neighbors Mitt and Ann Romney and hit the ponies inland?
After all, Del Mar’s slogan is “where the surf meets the lawn”.
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*Del Mar is not surf rich.
**His neighbors are not relaxed.