No doubt all of you have heard by now that Bill Gates, the evil overlord of the EEEEEEEVIL empire of Microsoft, is getting divorced. Given that this is BILL FREAKIN’ GATES that we’re talking about – pretty much the third or fourth richest man in the ENTIRE WORLD – inevitably, the memes surrounding the news have been truly savage:
Now obviously, Bill Gates is going to be fine. He’s worth $130 BILLION. That makes him many multiples richer than Bruce Wayne, and several times richer than Scrooge McDuck. Even if Melinda Gates takes 50% of his shit – and apparently, she won’t, since they seem to have a “divorce contract” of some sort in place, even though they didn’t get a pre-nup – he’s still going to be one of the top 10 richest men on the planet.
Let’s put that into perspective a bit. He could go to Ukraine, or Thailand, and blow $10,000 EVERY SINGLE NIGHT FOR THE NEXT 30 YEARS on the highest-priced hookers in the world. Do you know what that comes to?
That leaves him with… oh, let’s see… drop the one, carry the three…
Yeah – $64.9 BILLION still left over.
You see what I mean about the power of mathematics to explain things?
Take a look at Bill Gates in that last meme. He looks like an oddly-shaped Chinese fortune cookie.
Now take a look at him and his wife:
I don’t care where you come from. That’s a DUDE on Bill’s shoulder.
And Bill Gates actually has a history of dating severely unattractive women – and asked one of his exes whether he should marry his soon-to-be-ex-wife:
Bill and Melinda Gates have had a decades-long agreement that the Microsoft boss could vacation for a long weekend at the beach every year with his venture capitalist ex-girlfriend.
The odd arrangement raises eyebrows now that one of the richest couples in the world are going their separate ways after 27 years together and building a $130billion fortune.
Bill, 65, and venture capitalist Ann Winblad, 70, dated in the 80s but broke up in 1987, the same year he met future wife Melinda. Ann was reportedly more ready for marriage than Bill as he worked day and night to build his billion-dollar Microsoft empire.
However, the pair maintained a friendship and in a 1997 piece in TIME Magazine, Bill said, ‘When I was off on my own thinking about marrying Melinda, I called Ann and asked for her approval.’
She approved and the former lovers – with Melinda’s blessing – kept their yearly vacation alive, with Bill spending a long weekend with Ann at her beach house on the Outer Banks of North Carolina.
The pair spend their getaway every spring riding dune buggies, hang-gliding and taking walks on the beach.
The woman in question? Here she is:
What does all of that tell you when you put it together with even a basic understanding of the Socio-Sexual Hierarchy?
Yep. Bill Gates is a MASSIVE Gamma – possibly even an Omega, who got REDONKULOUSLY lucky.
He’s the kind of guy who couldn’t get laid in a Bangkok brothel with a billion dollars in small bills – which, I assure you, he can easily acquire. And that’s before we get to the realities of Microsoft’s increasingly crufty and godawful software.
Now, despite what I expressed above, I’m not saying that Bill Gates and Microsoft ONLY got lucky. They didn’t. If you look at the history of DOS and Windows, you’ll quickly realise that Xerox actually had a GUI operating system, created within their Xerox PARC R&D division, well before either Apple or Microsoft. But Xerox didn’t have a clue what to do with it – whereas Microsoft took the same exact idea and put it before IBM, and the rest is basically history.
But MIcrosoft’s software was never the best. it was simply the most widely accessible and usable. To this day, I find Microsoft Office – with the conspicuous exception of Excel, which I consider to be THE best spreadsheet program around, hands down – to be less easy to use than LibreOffice and the alternatives available in the FLOSS world. And that’s before we get to the pile of shite that is modern WinDOZE 10, which I truly loathe.
What we have here, in Bill Gates, is in fact a Gamma who did a great job with his abilities as a technical expert, but who plainly had no clue how to make relationships work.
And that’s before we get to whatever level of blame that Melinda Gates bears for the breakdown of what used to be considered a model marriage. When marriages break down, it is almost never a one-way street – both sides are usually at fault.
In the case of Mr. Gates, it looks like his dedication to his work, and in particular his increasingly whacked-out Illuminati-like plans to “solve climate change” and stick not-vaccine needles in our arms, contributed to the breakdown of the marriage. But I wouldn’t be at all surprised to discover that he finally realised that he’s a gazillionaire, married to a woman who looks like a boiled horse – and that’s putting it very kindly. Sarah Jessica Parker, who actually IS a boiled horse, looks better than Melinda Gates.
There are many lessons to learn from this story – though, if you’re anything like me, you’ll have to get past your raging Schadenboner to learn them.
First among these is that money CANNOT compensate for Gammatude. It doesn’t matter how rich, wealthy, or influential you are – if you are a hardcore Gamma, this will show through eventually and inevitably. The list of such men goes on at some length – Jeff Bezos, Harvey Weinstein, Harry the Ginger Whinger, and now Bill Gates. And, in the case of Weinstein, the Gammatude has devastating consequences for those women unfortunate enough to be caught up in his web of influence and corruption.
The second, related, lesson has to do with an old maxim of Roissy’s from back in the day. Essentially, the sum of testosterone in a marriage equals the sum of oestrogen. A low-T man like Bill Gates will eventually end up with a low-E woman. By contrast, a high-T man will inevitably end up with a high-E woman.
Case in point:
The third lesson can be found in the key phrase, “irretrievably damaged”, used in the statement to describe the couple’s separation. Think about it from Bill’s point of view. He is one of the richest, most powerful, most influential men on the entire planet. He has deceived himself into thinking that he is on a quest to save Mankind from itself. And his best buddies are all liberal, progressive, right-on loonie gazillionaires like him – and every single one of them has the approximate musculature of a chipmunk. (Even Jeff Bezos isn’t in that great shape, these days.)
Yet, even then, he knows, somewhere deep down, that he can do better than what he has. He could buy himself a harem of the most jaw-droppingly beautiful Eastern European women to rival King Solomon’s, but he stays with a woman whose best days are thirty years in the past.
Would you be able to avoid straying under those circumstances? Especially given the reputation that Melinda Gates has for being an unpleasant ball-buster?
That’s not me saying this about Melinda Gates, by the way:
Given her appearance, I can WELL believe it, though.
The overriding lesson of all of this remains the same for all men, of any age:
Money, power, and influence do not make up for innate Gamma traits, and never will. The ONLY way out of that particular Hell is through relentless, focused, careful, structured self-improvement.
It doesn’t matter if you have $130B to your name, when you can’t lift anything much heavier than a fork. And it doesn’t matter if you’ve created one of the greatest and most powerful companies on the planet when you consistently date gutter-goblins and weirdos – just ask Elon Musk, who ditched a beautiful woman who bore him five children, for… some musician named “Grimes”.
Most of all, it absolutely doesn’t matter how rich and famous you are when you let your work and zealotry get in the way of the people who need you most. The idea that a man can achieve true “balance” between work, family, hobbies, and friends, is basically a myth – you only have enough energy to keep one of those things as your primary focus. This is the “Four Burners” theory, and I think it applies in this situation.
Do not let your work consume you until there is nothing left for your family. The thing is that almost no one will remember you for your work – I’ve known men who worked for the same company for 30 years, and within a few years, pretty much everyone at those companies had forgotten about them.
Your work will not carry through into your legacy, with very rare exceptions. Your family, your bloodline, is what matters. Do not neglect it.