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- Jeffrey Epstein, the financier arrested in July on suspicion of sex trafficking of underaged girls, died on Saturday.
- The former money manager had many famous connections, including tech moguls.
- Bill Gates and Elon Musk are among the tech moguls who have been connected to Epstein. Here are the others.
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Throughout his lifetime, he hobnobbed with world leaders and elite executives, including tech moguls.
New York Times columnist James B. Stewart published on article on Monday about his August 2018 interview with Epstein. Stewart included Epstein’s thoughts on Silicon Valley and its tech moguls.
"Mr. Epstein then meandered into a discussion of other prominent names in technology circles. He said people in Silicon Valley had a reputation for being geeky workaholics, but that was far from the truth: They were hedonistic and regular users of recreational drugs. He said he’d witnessed prominent tech figures taking drugs and arranging for sex," Stewart wrote.
Here are some of the tech moguls who have been connected to Jeffrey Epstein:
Bill Gates, founder and former CEO of Microsoft
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Gates met with Epstein at least once in 2013 to "discuss ways to increase philanthropic spending," according to CNBC.
CNBC reports that other leaders in philanthropy also attended these meetings, and that Gates flew on one of Epstein’s airplanes to Palm Beach after their meeting in New York.
In a statement, Gates spokesperson Bridgitt Arnold told Business Insider: "Although Epstein pursued Bill Gates aggressively, any account of a business partnership or personal relationship between the two is categorically false."
Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla and SpaceX
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New York Times columnist James B. Stewart went to Epstein about a rumor that Musk had asked Epstein to compile a list of potential candidates to become Tesla’s new chairman. Musk had stepped down from the position himself in September 2018 in the wake of his infamous "funding secured" tweet, which led to an SEC lawsuit.
"It is incorrect to say that Epstein ever advised Elon or Tesla on anything," a spokesperson for Musk told Business Insider on Monday.
Musk was also photographed with Epstein’s alleged madam, Ghislaine Maxwell, at the 2014 Vanity Fair Oscars Party in West Hollywood.
Musk’s spokesperson told Business Insider that Musk wasn’t posing with Maxwell, she simply "inserted herself behind him in a photo he was posing for without his knowledge."
Scott Borgerson, CEO of CargoMetrics
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The Daily Mail reported that Jeffrey Epstein’s alleged madam, Ghislaine Maxwell, was living in the home of Scott Borgerson, the CEO of tech company CargoMetrics.
But Borgerson told Business Insider that Maxwell is a "former friend," and that she is not currently living in his house.
"Ghislaine Maxwell is not at my home and I don’t know where she is," Borgerson told Business Insider.
Source: Business Insider
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