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Paula Hurd Bio, Maiden Name, Height, Worth, Bill Gates

Paula Hurd was lonely after her husband Mike Hurd, the CEO of the software company Oracle, passed away in 2019. But the loneliness is no more for she is dating Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates!

Keep reading this Paula Hurd Bio to learn more.

Meet Paula Hurd, Bill Gates Rumored Girlfriend

Paula and Bill Gates have known each other for years, thanks to their mutual love of tennis. The two were even photographed sitting in the same box at a tennis match in 2015.

So, when Paula lost her husband and Bill too divorced his wife Melinda French Gates in August 2021, the duo thought “why not?” However, though the pair started their relationship in 2021, they kept it only amongst friends and family until January 2023.

“It’s widely known that Bill Gates and Paula Hurd are dating, but she hasn’t met his kids yet,” a source said.

Also, a friend revealed, “They’re inseparable. They’ve been together over a year, and she’s always described as a ‘mystery woman,’ but it’s no mystery to their inner circle that they’re in a romantic relationship.”

The two were last photographed together at the Australian Open as they watched the Men’s Singles Final in Melbourne in Jan 2023. Later, they also traveled up to Sydney where they met Prime Minister Anthony Albanese. Following this, the lovebirds then took a romantic stroll around the city as they stopped to admire the panoramic views of the harbor and check out the famed Opera House.

Prior to the Australian Open, the couple was also captured watching the 2022 Laver Cup together at the O2 Arena in London in September and the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells in October 2021. However, they sat a few rows away from each other at the time.

For those who don’t know, Bill Gates divorced Melinda French Gates in August 2021 for “some reason” he didn’t want to talk about. His only concern then was protecting his kids. In his annual year-end blog post, he said, “I will always be sorry for the pain that I caused Melinda and our family.”

Paula Hurd Children

Paula Hurd shares two children Kathryn and Kelly Hurd with her late husband Mike Hurd.

Her firstborn, Kathryn studied International Affairs, Sociology, and Politics at Wake Forest University and  Investigative Reporting at the University of California. Now, she works as an investigative reporter and freelance writer. But from 2020 – 2022 she reported on the child welfare system at UC Berkeley’s Investigative Reporting Program. Thanks to her participation in the PBS Frontline documentary ‘American Insurrection, she even won the George Polk Award in 2022.

As for Kelly, her life remained a mystery to us. However, we do know that she was married to Tommy Umberg,  son of Tom Umberg in Jan 2020. ”On a sunny day in Atherton, California, Oracle’s CEO Mark Hurd and wife Paula hosted the wedding of their daughter, Kelly to Tommy Umberg. Kelly and Tommy welcomed guests to a classic and timeless evening, complete with a private performance by the couple’s favorite band, Lord Huron,” Backyard Estate Wedding wrote.

Now, talking about Paula’s relationship with her husband Mike Hurd, the two were married for nearly 30 years before the latter left this world in October 2019. Together, they created an empire and also equally donated to charities. The Hurds were infact longtime donors to Mark’s alma mater Baylor University. Their generous donation also helped fund a brand new $ 60 million welcome center (which is named after the couple).

Even after Mark’s passion, Paula continued n making major contributions to Baylor, such as supporting the university’s national championship tennis program. Just in 202, she launched a new initiative awarding $100,000 grants to young aspiring players at the BNP Paribas Open.

How Much Is Paula Hurd Worth?

Paula Hurd flaunted a net worth of above $10 million in 2023. 

This beautiful lady started he career as an executive at NCR even before marrying her late husband. Reportedly, she worked in sales and alliance management there from 1984 to 2001.

But after Mike passed away, she turned to a life of an event planner and organizer. Now, she works at MPH Investments as a portfolio manager.

As for her education, she received a marketing degree from the University of Texas at Austin in 1984.

Paula Hurd Age

Paula Hurd was reportedly born in 1962. That would make her 61 years of age in 2023.

She is 6 years younger than Bill Gates.

What Is Paula Hurd Maiden Name?

Paula Hurd’s maiden name is “Kalupa.”

Paula Hurd Family

Per reports, Paula Hurd comes from a family of seven.

Sadly, both of her parents, Edmund Joseph “Bud” Kalupa and Mary Lou (Stoken) Kalupa have long left this world. Reportedly, her mother Mary who was born on July 11, 1933,  graduated from Godwin High School in 1951 where she excelled in sports, theater, and academics. Later, she worked at Kalupa’s East End Pastries in East Grand Rapids for many years.

As for her siblings, they are Susan Grinaldi Nickells (married to Mark), Randy Ortwein (married to Sara), Rebecca Ewers (married to Mike), and Roberta Beatty (married to Jerry) of Katy, Texas.

Paula Hurd Height

Paula Hurd stands tall at a height of under 5 feet 9 Inches (175 cm).

Related FAQs

  • Where Is Paula Hurd From?

Paula hails from San Mateo County, CA. She’s also resided in Atherton.

  • Is Paula Hurd On Instagram?

Sadly, we couldn’t find Paula Hurd on Instagram or any other social media.

  • When Is Paula Hurd Birthday?

Paula receives her birthday wishes in February.

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