Did Bill Gates Spill the Beans on Zuckerberg Engagement?
1:01 pm, June 12th | by Amy Tennery
Leave it to Bill Gates to bungle Mark Zuckerberg’s engagement announcement. In the middle of a rather standard profile with the Daily Mail (for the record, the Daily Mail calls it “rare” and “remarkable,” so take my opinion for what it’s worth), Gates drops the f-bomb when talking about Zuckerberg and his girlfriend, Priscilla. And by “f-bomb,” I mean, of course, “fiancé”:
“His fiancé Priscilla thought about education and he gave money to Newark, New Jersey, and we did a co-grant so that some of our people who had some expertise in that field could help him out. He deserves credit. I started meaningful philanthropy in my forties. He’s starting way earlier.”
Ahhh, what? Really, Bill? Billions of dollars and you’re that clueless? As the folks over at Business Insider pointed out, there’s a strong possibility that Gates was just running his mouth here. Maybe he misspoke? Maybe he was trying to nudge the Zuck in the marital direction here? Either way, this is just plain awkward for everyone.
And, of course, nothing is official until he updates his relationship status.