SUN VALLEY, Idaho – Microsoft founder Bill Gates won’t let a small scandal keep him from hanging out with his fellow billionaires.
The fourth richest man in the world was spotted at the Allen & Co. conference for tech and media elites in Sun Valley, Idaho on Thursday – defying speculation he could withdraw from the Tony case due to reports troubling about her behavior while managing Microsoft, including the allegations of feminization.
Gates was spotted walking around the upscale resort where the conference is taking place with Evan Greenberg, chairman and CEO of insurance giant Chubb Limited, near where he and other weights heavyweights, like Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, had been invited to meet for lunch.
Gates is expected to address conference attendees with a speech on climate change on Friday, sources told The Post.
Warren Buffett, another Sun Valley participant, recently resigned as a trustee of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation amid a complicated divorce between Gates and his 27-year-old wife.
Gates had been identified as a possible no-show at the conference due to a barrage of negative news in recent months, including reports of women and a Microsoft investigation into an “inappropriate” relationship that he had with a subordinate.
While Gates admitted to the matter, he denied that the company’s investigation contributed to his decision to step down from the board last year.
Gates has also been passed on the coals in recent months for his connections to the late pedophile Jeffrey Epstein, with whom he is said to have had dozens of meetings between 2011 and 2014. Gates has denied any meaningful relationship with Epstein.
Gates, a seasoned Allen & Co. conference attendee, should receive a warm welcome despite attendees’ potential fears about the reports, insiders told The Post.
Gates fund manager Michael Larson – who was also recently criticized for allegations of misconduct at work – is also in Sun Valley.
Larson – who was accused of making sexist and racist remarks at work, showing some co-workers nude photos and intimidating others in a New York Times article in May – was seen walking around on Wednesday with Yousef al Ottawa, the Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates to the United States and a close friend of Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner.
Larson declined to answer questions when approached by a Post reporter.