Philanthropist claims Jeffrey Epstein managed Bill Gates’ money: report

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A philanthropist named Barnaby Marsh has claimed that Jeffrey Epstein, a convicted pedophile, told him that he managed Bill Gates’ money, The Wall Street Journal reported. This claim contradicts Gates’ repeated attempts to distance himself from Epstein.

The philanthropist said Jeffrey Epstein managed Bill Gates’ money and gathered billionaires in his Manhattan apartment

Marsh, who advises the wealthy on their charitable giving, said that Epstein used to host gatherings of billionaire power players, including Gates, at his Manhattan apartment. At these gatherings, they discussed issues faced by wealthy donors and brainstormed ideas for making large donations, according to the report.

The philanthropist added that he attended these gatherings himself because of the other billionaires and academics present, all of whom shared a common interest in philanthropy. During these meetings, Epstein was known to talk about his jail time openly, Marsh told WSJ.

“So many of these billionaires knew him,” Marsh stated. “Nobody ever said, ‘Watch out for him.’”

According to the Journal, Marsh said “Epstein told Mr. Marsh that Epstein was managing money for Mr. Gates.”

The specific year when the aforementioned meetings occurred is not clear. However, in 2019, the same year Epstein was arrested, the Microsoft co-founder’s net worth was $104.7 billion.

Currently, Gates, who is 67 years old, is worth $113.2 billion, according to NY Post. A spokesperson for Gates stated that the billionaire and Epstein met for “philanthropic reasons.” And that Epstein misrepresented his relationship with Gates.

Gates’ spokesperson denies claims that Epstein managed the Microsoft co-founder’s funds

“As Bill has said many times before, it was a mistake to have ever met with him and he deeply regrets it,” the spokeswoman said. “Jeffrey Epstein never managed money or anything else for Mr. Gates.”

During Marsh’s tenure as the executive at large for the John Templeton Foundation, Epstein also sought Marsh’s help in securing funding for a non-profit run by Larry Summers’ wife.

“I had high hopes that he would follow the paths of others who used their ‘second chance’ to make a positive impact in the world,” Marsh said of Epstein. “In the end, he disappointed me.”

Even today, Bill Gates is frequently questioned about his association with Epstein, the financier turned convicted pedophile. During his recent appearance on Australia’s “ABC 7.30” show, host Sarah Ferguson posed a question to Gates regarding this matter. “Do you regret the relationship that you maintained with him against Melinda’s advice and wishes?” she asked.

“I will say for the over a 100th time, yeah, I shouldn’t have had dinners with him,” Gates responded.

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