Shockingly, Bill Gates and Melinda Divorced after 27 Years of Marriage
Windowofworld.com – Bill Gates and Melinda Gates announced their divorce after 27 years of marriage, saying, “we no longer believe we can grow together as a couple.”
“After a lot of thought and a lot of work on our relationship, we have made the decision to end our marriage,” the couple tweeted.
They first met in the 1980s when Melinda joined Bill’s Microsoft company.
They have three children and together run the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
The organization has spent billions of dollars fighting issues such as infectious diseases and encouraging vaccinations in children.
Gates, along with investor Warren Buffett, are behind the Giving Pledge, which asks billionaires to commit to giving up most of their wealth for a good cause.
Bill Gates is the fourth richest person in the world, according to Forbes, and is worth $ 124 billion.
He made his money through the company he co-founded in the 1970s, Microsoft, the world’s largest software company.
The two posted statements announcing their divorce on Twitter.
“Over the past 27 years, we have raised three wonderful children and built a foundation working around the world to enable everyone to lead healthy and productive lives,” they tweeted.
“We continue to share faith 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 the next phase of our lives.”
“We ask for space and privacy for our family as we begin to live this new life,” they said.