According to a new report from the Daily Beast based on a former Gates Foundation employee that was not named, billionaire Bill Gates thought disgraced pedophile Jeffrey Epstein would be his ticket to a Nobel Peace Prize.
According to the source, the Nobel Peace Prize “is what Bill wants more than anything else in the world.”
“It was a maneuver to try to get himself a Nobel Peace Prize,” the employee claimed.
“We were aware of things that were potential reputational risks for the foundation and the co-chairs, Bill and Melinda,” they explained. “Even back then, people knew this guy wasn’t squeaky clean.”
Bill Gates “thought that Jeffrey would be able to help him,” they continued that he would know the right people, or some kind of way to massage things, so he could get the Nobel Peace Prize, which is what Bill wants more than anything else in the world.”
“I think he was ultimately disappointed it didn’t work out,” they added.
A spokesperson for Gates denies the report.
“While a Nobel Prize would certainly be a great honor, it is false to state that Bill Gates was ‘obsessed’ with the honor, set it as a goal, or campaigned for it in any way,” the spokesperson told The Daily Beast. “If Epstein had a plan or motivation to insert himself into any processes related to any awards or honors on behalf of Gates, neither Gates nor anyone he works with was aware of his intentions and they would have rejected any offers for assistance.”