Bill Gates’ Chinese Interpreter Is Being Accused Of Breaking Up His Marriage: Who Is She?

Here's why Zhe Shelly Wang is in the social media spotlight ever since the Gates' announced their divorce.

Tanvi Akhauri
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Zhe Shelly Wang is the latest name to be thrown up in the high-profile Bill and Melinda Gates' divorce, courtesy internet conspiracy theorists. Wang, who has reportedly been associated with the philanthropic mammoth Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation since 2015 as an interpreter, is being accused by a section of netizens for allegedly being the driving force behind the couple's breakup after 27 years of marriage.


As the speculation took on a life of its own, following the Gates' official divorce statement on May 3, Wang took to social media to dismiss rumours of her involvement in what stands to be among the world's most expensive divorces. Some estimates of how much wealth is involved.

"I thought that the rumors would go away by themselves, but I did not expect the rumors to become more and more crazily spread," Wang wrote on Chinese microblogging website Weibo, as per Page Six"#Gates divorce, some vicious people rumor to vilify an innocent Chinese girl," she added.

Besides Wang, the name of Ann Winblad, a former paramour of Bill Gates, too has come under the spotlight. More on her here.

Who Is Zhe Shelly Wang? Here's What We Know

36-year-old Zhe Shelly Wang is one among many persons associated with the world's largest private charitable entity, the Gates Foundation. She is said to have become a part of the team fifteen years after its inception in 2000. She has been in the spotlight ever since the online public began conjecturing reasons for the Gates' divorce.

Wang was reportedly born in Guangzhou and later moved to the United States. She got a business degree from Brigham Young University and owned a restaurant in Utah. She is versed in Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Russian and Spanish languages, as per her bios.


Zhe Shelly Wang refutes rumours of anything beyond professional involvement with the Gates

Her LinkedIn profile, which has now gone defunct, read that Wang has been an interpreter for the Monterey Institute of International Studies, TED Conferences, and alongside the Gates Foundation, is also an interpreter for the Yale School of Management and Harvard Business School.

Zhe Shelly Wang's claims have been supported by her friends too on social media. "She is a former colleague of mine, a very clean girl, and a person I admire. I don't believe she would get involved in other people's marriages," a user named Li Donglei reportedly wrote in a blog post.


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