Paula Hurd Wiki, Age, Husband, Children, Family, Biography & More

Paula Hurd

Paula Hurd is an American businesswoman, a philanthropist, and an event organiser. She is the widow of Mark Hurd, the Co-CEO of Oracle and former chairman, CEO, and president of Hewlett-Packard. She is the girlfriend of Bill Gates, who is the co-founder of Microsoft.


Paula R. Hurd [1]Baylor University was born as Paula Kalupa in 1962 (age 60 years; as of 2022) in the United States of America. From 1980 to 1984, she pursued a bachelor’s of business administration in marketing at The University of Texas at Austin in Texas, USA. [2]Linkedin – Paula Hurd [3]Baylor University

A young-age image of Paula Hurd with Mark Hurd

A young-age image of Paula Hurd with Mark Hurd

Physical Appearance

Height (approx.): 5′ 6″

Hair Colour: Dark brown

Eye Colour: Moss green

Paula Hurd


Parents & Siblings

There is not much information about her parents and siblings.

Husband & Children

In 1990, Paula Hurd got married to Mark Hurd, a businessman, and the couple was blessed with two daughters named Kelly Hurd and Kathryn Hurd. Paula was the second wife of Mark Hurd.

Paula Hurd with Mark Hurd and daughters

Paula Hurd with Mark Hurd and daughters

On 23 August 1980, he got married to Elizabeth A. Butler, and the couple got divorced on 14 October 1987. On 18 October 2019, he passed away after battling cancer. [4]HITC


In 2021, Paula Hurd reportedly began dating Bill Gates, the co-founder of Microsoft. [5]The Week He is considered one of the richest people in the world and has held the title of the richest person in the world many times. The couple has been spotted together at several game events. In October 2021, the couple attended BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.

Paula Hurd and Bill Gates at Laver Cup in 2022

Paula Hurd and Bill Gates at Laver Cup in 2022

In January 2023, they were seen together at the Men’s Singles Final of the Australian Open. [6]People

Bill Gates and Paula Hurd the Australian Open Men's Final in January 2023

Bill Gates and Paula Hurd the Australian Open Men’s Final in January 2023

On 1 January 1994, Bill Gates got married to Melinda Gates; however, they got divorced on 2 August 2021. [7]CNBC The couple was blessed with three children.

Bill gates with his family

Bill gates with his family


Signature of Paula Hurd



In 1984, she joined NCR (National Cash Register) Corporation, a digital banking software company. She worked in sales and alliance management at the company. Later, she became the CEO of NCR. In 2001, she quit the company after working there for 17 years.


In November 2011, she became a consultant at Club 127. In December 2021, she left the company after working for more than 10 years.


In November 2018, Paula Hurd and Mark Hurd became co-chairpersons of Baylon University’s Give Light, a $1.1 billion comprehensive philanthropic campaign. In January 2019, she became a philanthropist and community volunteer. In October 2019, she became an MPH (Master of Public Health) portfolio manager at Hurd Family Investments. She has contributed to multiple charitable organisations. She has supported organisations working in the fields of education, health, arts, and more. In 2021, she donated $7 million to Baylor’s Give Light Campaign and helped the campaign in reaching the $1 billion mark. [8]Hindustan Times

Paula Hurd at an event at Baylor University

Paula Hurd at an event at Baylor University

She has donated $7 million to the Baylor Basketball Pavilion. On 14 March 2022, Paula Hurd and Universal Tennis launched an initiative to support aspiring tennis players in the US. On the same day, they made an announcement about the creation of the Universal Tennis Hurd Awards. They also revealed that from 2023 onwards, two top sportspersons, one male and one female, with extraordinary sportsmanship in tennis would be awarded $100,000 grants each year at the BNP Paribas Open. [9]Universal Tennis

Event Manager

She is a developer and organizer of small and large-scale events for personal, corporate, and charitable occasions. [10]Linkedin – Paula Hurd

Awards & Honours

In 2020, Paula Hurd along with her husband, Mark Hurd, received the Baylor University Founders Medal for their significant contributions to the life and future of Baylor University. [11]Baylor University

Paula Hurd won Baylor University Founders Medal

Paula Hurd won Baylor University Founders Medal

Assets & Properties

In 2005, Paula Hurd and Mark Hurd bought a five-bedroom family house in Atherton, California worth $7.8 million. [12]Business Insider

Paula Hurd and Mark Hurd's home in Atherton, California

Paula Hurd and Mark Hurd’s home in Atherton, California

Net Worth

As of 2023, her net worth was estimated to be $4 million. [13]HITC It excludes the net worth of her husband and dependents (minors).


  • Paula Hurd and Mark Hurd loved to play tennis and later, invested significantly in the Baylor Tennis program.
  • In 2011, the name of the tennis complex at Balor University was changed to Hurd Tennis Center, which was ranked as the number one college tennis facility in the United States by Tennis Magazine. [14]Baylor University
  • In February 2020, the groundbreaking ceremony for the Mark & Paula Hurd Welcome Center, a 120,000-square-foot complex, was organised. The welcome centre will work as an entry point for those people who want to explore more about Baylor University’s academic programs, musical and theatrical performances, social activities, alumni activities, athletic events, graduation ceremonies and more.

    Paula Hurd with her two daughters and others at the groundbreaking ceremony in 2020

    Paula Hurd with her two daughters and others at the groundbreaking ceremony in 2020

  • In May 2020, Paula Hurd became a member of the board of Regents at Baylor University in Texas, United States.

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