Businesswoman

Ann Winblad

Ann Winblad- Biography

Ann Winblad is a successful American businesswoman who is best known for being Bill Gates’ ex-girlfriend. She has worked with, established, and is a partner in some well-known companies, including Hummer Winblad Venture Partners.

What is the Net Worth of Ann Winblad? Salary, Earnings

Ann is well known for being a woman who worked in Silicon Valley as an engineer. She is a well-known and accomplished businesswoman with a net worth of $15 million, which she has amassed through her expertise and talents as an entrepreneur.

Ann Winblad – Birth, Age, Ethnicity, Siblings, Parents

Ann Winblad was born in Red Wing, Minnesota, on November 1, 1950. Her mother Elizabeth Stark and father Wilbur Winblad are her parents. She grew up in Rushford and Farmington with her five other siblings. Ann graduated from St. Catherine University with a Bachelor of Arts degree, concentrating in Mathematics and Business Administration. She earned her master’s in education from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Quick Facts

Real Name Ann L. Winblad
Birth Date November 1, 1950
Age (as of 2021) 70 Years
Birth Place Red Wing, Minnesota, USA
Nationality American
Profession Businesswoman
Religion Christianity
Sun sign Scorpio
Height in feet inches – 5’ 4” – in Centimeters – 163 cm (Approx.)
Weight in Kilograms – 56 kg  –  in Pounds –  123 lbs (Approx.)
Shoe Size 7 (U.S.)
Hair Color Brunette
Eye Color Hazel
Body Type Slim

Ann Winblad- Relationship, Married Life, Husband

Ann is married to Edward Alex Kline, a private detective in San Francisco and the younger brother of actor Kevin Kline. She dated Bill Gates before her marriage, with whom she currently spends a long weekend holiday at her beach property on the Outer Banks of North Carolina, where they ride dune buggies, walk on the beach, and exchange their thoughts about themselves and the world.

Ann Winblad- Professional Career

Ann and three of her coworkers left the Federal Reserve after graduating from university and founded Open Systems Inc., an accounting software company that was later sold for $ 15 million after six years. She worked as a tech consultant for IBM and Microsoft after the company was sold. In the 1980s, she invested in Microsoft. In 1984, she met Bill Gates at a computer conference hosted by Ben Rosen and Esther Dyson. She and John Hummer co-founded Hummer Winblad Venture Partners, In 1989, a venture finance business. With IBM and St. Paul Companies investing in them, it took them nearly two years to raise enough capital to begin the company.

Body Measurements: Height, Weight, Hair color

Ann Winblad stands 5 ft 4 inches tall and weighs 56 kg. Furthermore, She has Brunette hair and Hazel eyes.

Controversy

According to the recent controversy, Bill Gates and his wife Melinda are attempting to have a good divorce. During this time, it was discovered that Bill Gates sought approval from his ex-girlfriend Ann before marrying Melinda, and she gave her support by noting that they looked well together. It is also stated that when he married Melinda, he made a deal with her that she would let him see Ann at least once a year, and they did meet every year for a long weekend getaway.

Social Media Details

Ann Winblad does not have an official presence on social media platforms such as Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, and TikTok.

Trivia

  • During her high school years, Ann was a cheerleader and student valedictorian.
  • Ann won the John F. Cade Award for exceptional entrepreneurship in 1997.
  • They launched 16 start-ups in the early years of her company.
  • Ann used her master’s degree to join the Federal Reserve, where she worked for 13 months.
  • Ann was named to the Fortune Small Business Hall of Fame in 2000.
  • Even after their breakup, Ann and Bill Gates remained friends.
  • Ann is credited with being one of the first female computer programmers.

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