Bill Gates, co-founder of Microsoft and Melinda have announced their divorce on Monday after twenty seven years of marriage.
The couple Bill and Melinda tweeted, “After a great deal of the thought and a lot of work on our relationship, we have decided to end our wedding. Over the last twenty seven years, we have raised 3 children and we built a foundation that works all over the world to enable all the people to lead the healthy and productive lives.”
The couple first met in the year 1980s when Melinda joined Bill’s Microsoft firm. The couple have three children and jointly run the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
Bill Gates, 65, is the world’s fourth richest person with a fortune worth $130 billion. He had stepped down from Microsoft’s board in the year 2020, shifting his focus on his philanthropic activities. The organization has spent billions fighting causes such as infectious diseases and encouraging vaccinations in the children.
Melinda Gates, 56, is the former Microsoft manager who has become an outspoken advocate on the global health and equality for women in her role co running the foundation. The sources say that Bill and Melinda Gates will remain co-chairs and trustees of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
— Bill Gates (@BillGates) May 3, 2021
— Melinda French Gates (@melindagates) May 3, 2021