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Who Is Russian Bridge Player Mila Antonova Who 'Had Affair' With Microsoft Co-Founder Bill Gates

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A bombshell new report has exposed a scandalous affair between a Russian bridge player, Mila Antonova, and billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates.

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The shocking revelation suggests that Jeffrey Epstein, the disgraced financier, used his knowledge of the affair to blackmail Gates.

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Epstein, who was convicted of pedophilia and died in jail under suspicious circumstances, had approached Gates in 2013 to invest in a multibillion-dollar charitable fund, but Gates refused.

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Subsequently, Epstein sent Gates an email hinting at his awareness of the affair between Gates and Antonova, which he threatened to expose.

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Gates, known for his love of the card game bridge, allegedly engaged in the affair with Antonova after they played against each other in a tournament in 2009.

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At the time of the alleged affair, Gates was 55 years old and married to Melinda Gates, although they have since divorced.

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Mila Antonova is a renowned Russian bridge player who gained notoriety due to her alleged involvement with Bill Gates.

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Born and raised in Russia, Antonova honed her bridge skills there before moving to the United States, where she founded her own bridge club.

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Antonova attributes her fluency in English to her dedication to the game of bridge.

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In 2013, Antonova sought funding for her business venture, BridgePlanet, an online school that aimed to teach bridge and provide tutorials for players of all levels. Through this endeavor, she came into contact with Jeffrey Epstein.

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Despite her efforts, Antonova failed to secure the required funding for BridgePlanet and subsequently pursued a career in software programming.

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Epstein allegedly paid for Antonova's tuition fees for coding school and later attempted to blackmail Gates into reimbursing him by leveraging his knowledge of their affair.

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Gates' representatives have vehemently denied any financial dealings between Gates and Epstein, emphasizing that it was a mistake to have ever associated with Epstein.

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Antonova's LinkedIn profile has been taken down, but it is reported that she has worked as a software programmer for various companies in California.

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Antonova and Gates first met at the North American Bridge Championships in Washington DC during the summer of 2009.

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Although Antonova lost to Gates in the tournament, they reportedly began a relationship afterward.

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In 2017, Epstein sent an email to Gates requesting reimbursement for supporting Antonova's tuition fees, according to sources cited in the Wall Street Journal.

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Antonova's public comments about Gates have been limited, but in a video from 2010, she jokingly mentioned their encounter at the NABC.

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Antonova has maintained a low profile since the scandal emerged, removing her public profiles from social media platforms and avoiding media attention.

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In a statement to the Wall Street Journal, Antonova expressed her disgust at Epstein's criminal actions and clarified that she was unaware of his true intentions when they initially met.