Bill and Melinda Gates say they’re ending their marriage
Bill Gates, who co-founded Microsoft, is one of the richest people in the world, having amassed an estimated $124 billion net worth, according to Forbes. He and his wife have become philanthropic leaders, donating much of that fortune to their foundation. He and his wife have become philanthropic leaders, donating much of that fortune to their foundation. Recently, the pair has become influential in combatting COVID-19 globally, in addition to running various massive public health initiatives.
Last year, Bill Gates stepped down from Microsoft’s board to spend more time on the Gates Foundation. He and Melinda are co-chairs and trustees of the organization, which launched in 2000. The foundation is worth $51 billion in assets.
Gates married Melinda French on the Hawaiian Island of Lanai on January 1, 1994. They have three children: Jennifer, Rory, and Phoebe.
Now after nearly three decades of marriage Bill and Melinda Gates Announce Divorce After 27 Years of Marriage. Bill and Melinda Gates have announced their divorce after 27 years of marriage, saying “we no longer believe we can grow together as a couple”. “After a great deal of thought and a lot of work on our relationship, we have made the decision to end our marriage,” the pair tweeted.
Bill Gates also referenced continuing their foundation’s work. “Over the past 27 years, we have raised three incredible children and built a foundation that works all over the world to enable all people to lead healthy, productive lives,” they said. “We continue to share a belief in that mission and will continue our work together at the foundation, but we no longer believe we can grow together as a couple in this next phase of our lives.”
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