Even though the conversation with him appeared to downplay the horrors of what he had done, Gates subsequently admitted:
According to Bill Gates, the wealthy computer magnate, and philanthropist, meeting with Jeffrey Epstein was a “huge mistake,” and he acknowledged doing so “several times.”
During an interview with the TODAY Show, which aired on Tuesday morning, the now-divorced father of three confirmed having made the revelation. To Gates, the interaction with Epstein, who is now deceased, was “definitely a significant mistake,” not just because it was his first encounter with him but also because he met with him numerous times over several months.
In addition to being a co-founder of Microsoft, Gates is often considered to be one of the world’s wealthiest individuals. An endowment of approximately $50 billion has been established by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, a non-profit organization founded by him and his ex-wife, Melinda French Gates. One of the reasons Bill Gates met with Epstein was to discuss the “goal of raising money for global health,” as Gates phrased it.
“I had no idea that the discussion with him had virtually brought the truly horrible things that he had done down to a more manageable level,” Gates said of the meeting with him. There have been several important blunders that I’ve made, and I’ve gained a great deal of knowledge from them.”