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Bill Gates’ big night: The billionaire is seen at Nobu’s Manhattan branch with his daughter Phoebe

Bill Gates enjoyed a Good Friday dinner with family and friends in New York City, heading back to his favorite hangout, Nobu.

The 66-year-old looked relaxed and happy as he walked into the Manhattan restaurant, dressed in gray chinos and a gray sweater.

He is believed to have been accompanied by his 19-year-old daughter Phoebe.

An aspiring ballerina, Phoebe studied in New York at The School of American Ballet at the celebrated Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and the prestigious Juilliard School.

He is now studying at Stanford and is expected to graduate in 2025.

The couple dined at the same Nobu in May, shortly after Bill confirmed that he and Melinda French Gates were divorcing.

They are the parents of three children: son Rory, 22; and their daughters Phoebe and Jennifer, 25.

Billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates is pictured Friday night arriving at Nobu in Manhattan, in Central Park.

Phoebe Gates, 19, is an aspiring ballet dancer who studied in Manhattan.

A woman believed to be 19-year-old Phoebe Gates was photographed with Bill. She is currently studying at Stanford University and will graduate in 2025.

Gates seemed relaxed and was smiling broadly after the meal at the esteemed Japanese restaurant.

Gates seemed relaxed and was smiling broadly after the meal at the esteemed Japanese restaurant.

The entire family was in the New York area in October for Jennifer’s $3 million wedding to fellow equestrian Nayel Nassar, at their Westchester estate.

After their May dinner, the group was seen leaving with doggie bags of leftovers, but this time the party must have finished every bite.

Gates, worth $132 billion, now devotes much of his time to his foundation and is preparing for the release next month of a manifesto, How to Prevent the Next Pandemic.

An autograph hunter is sidelined as Gates leaves his midtown Manhattan hotel, two blocks from Nobu.

An autograph hunter is sidelined as Gates leaves his midtown Manhattan hotel, two blocks from Nobu.

Gates was accompanied by a person believed to be his daughter Phoebe, wearing the pink jacket.  Gates himself brought up the rear of the group as they left the hotel.

Gates was accompanied by a person believed to be his daughter Phoebe, wearing the pink jacket. Gates himself brought up the rear of the group as they left the hotel.

The $132 billion man is shown arriving at his hotel after dinner.

The $132 billion man is shown arriving at his hotel after dinner.

Gates was still smiling Friday as he retired for the evening after his dinner at Nobu.

Gates was still smiling Friday as he retired for the evening after his dinner at Nobu.

Bill Gates, 66, appears Friday at Nobu in Manhattan, where he had dinner with a group of friends.

Bill Gates, 66, appears Friday at Nobu in Manhattan, where he had dinner with a group of friends.

In 2015, Gates warned: “If something kills more than 10 million people in the next few decades, it will most likely be a highly infectious virus rather than a war.” Not missiles, but microbes.

He has written the book to urge world leaders to learn the lessons of COVID-19 and put them into practice.

On Friday, he published an invited essay in The New York Times, writing: “When an outbreak seems headed for a pandemic, there’s no time to count on luck.

“The next time we are faced with a contagion, scientists will need to develop treatments as quickly as possible, much faster than they did for Covid.”

He stressed that governments needed to pour money into drug research and development, “investing in large libraries of drug compounds that researchers can quickly scan to see if existing therapies work against new pathogens.”

On Tuesday, Gates, the world’s fourth-richest man behind Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos and fashion mogul Bernard Arnault, discussed pandemic prevention at the TED2022 conference in Vancouver.

“This week, I got to do what every nerd dreams of: talking about ideas and learning from others doing great things,” he tweeted, accompanied by a photo of himself with assistant Ashton Kutcher.

‘I believe that with good ideas and collaboration, we can make COVID the last pandemic.

“Besides, it’s not every day you get to say thank you for coming to my TED Talk.”

Gates gave a TED talk in Vancouver on Tuesday and mingled with pundits and celebrities, including Ashton Kutcher.

Gates gave a TED talk in Vancouver on Tuesday and mingled with pundits and celebrities, including Ashton Kutcher.

When asked about conspiracy theories surrounding his founding, Gates said it was “a little weird.”

“The Gates Foundation is very involved in vaccines, the invention of new vaccines, the financing of vaccines, and we are very proud that through joint efforts like Gavi, it has saved tens of millions of lives,” Gates told the audience. Vancouver, referring to a global alliance that brings vaccines to every continent in the world.

“So it’s kind of ironic that someone turns around and says we’re using vaccines to kill people or to make money or we started the pandemic.”

Gates added: ‘This becomes something where crazy people constantly show up? Who knows.’

He added: “I kind of want to track people’s location because I’m deeply wanting to know where everyone is.” I’m not sure what I’m going to do with that information.

Gates concluded: “Hopefully, as the pandemic calms down, people are more rational about, ‘Hey, vaccines are a miracle, and there’s so much more we can do.'”

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