Last Updated on 23/01/2022
Bill Gates and his wife, Melinda Gates, who have been the world’s richest man for many years and were named the world’s fourth-richest man by Forbes in 2021, surprised the world by announcing the end of their 27-year marriage.
Bill and his wife, Milanda Gates, have been one of the most loyal and romantic couples in the world, spending a total of 34 years together.
Melinda Gates, of French descent, was born in the United States and began working as a product manager at Bill Gates’ software company, Microsoft, in 1986.
After a year of employment, the two had a romantic relationship and after being in a relationship for a few years, they got married in 1994.
The same year, Bill Gates’ father and senior Bill Gates founded the Gates Foundation, which was taken over by Bill and his wife, Melinda Gates, six years later, and transformed into Bill & Melinda Gates.
The couple was considered the most loyal and romantic couple in the world after falling in love with a job and then becoming successful parents by starting new welfare projects and businesses together after marriage.
Despite being named the world’s richest man, Bill Gates has been praised for living a simple life and doing housework.
Bill and Melinda Gates have three children, the eldest daughter Jennifer Catherine Gates is 25 years old and has two sons and is over 20 years old.
After more than three decades as a couple and have been married for 27 years, there have never been reports of a strained relationship between Bill and Melinda Gates, and now all of a sudden the two have announced their divorce. Surprised
The two confirmed in their May 4 tweets that they have decided to end their 27-year marriage together, according to the Associated Press (AP).
— Bill Gates (@BillGates) May 3, 2021
The two said in their tweets that after living together for many years, they are now realizing that they can no longer move forward or develop as a married couple.
The two confirmed in tweets that although they have decided to end the marriage, they will run all their business and welfare projects together.
Although the couple announced their divorce, no further details were released on the divorce and it is unclear how much money Milanda Gates will receive in exchange for the divorce.
According to Forbes‘ list of 2021 billionaires, Bill Gates has a fortune of 130 130 billion and is the fourth richest man in the world.
— Melinda French Gates (@melindagates) May 3, 2021
In addition to Bill Gates’ wealth, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is a multibillion-dollar charity and is currently one of the world’s largest charities, focusing on vaccination of children and women, nutrition, the environment and poverty alleviation. Works
The couple’s divorce comes at a time when Melinda Gates announced last year that she would invest billions of dollars in a new welfare organization that would work on gender equality.
It is thought that the two will jointly run Bill & Melinda Gates and that Melinda Gates will receive up to half of her husband’s wealth in exchange for a divorce. ۔