The fourth richest person in the world is getting a divorce.
Bill Gates and his wife Melinda Gates, the founder of Microsoft, with a fortune of approximately $ 130 billion, decided to leave.
Bill Gates, 65, announced his decision to divorce on his Twitter account, with the statement “We decided to end our marriage after thinking a lot about our relationship.”
Stating that they raised 3 children during their 27 years of marriage, helped people all over the world to lead healthy and productive lives with the foundation they established, and that these missions will continue, Gates said, “We do not think that we can grow together as a couple in the next stage of our lives.
The two announced that they will continue to work together at the global charity Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
The foundation has attracted attention with a $ 1.75 billion grant for the development and distribution of coronavirus vaccines in recent months.
No details were given on how the couple’s assets will be shared in the divorce.
The Gates couple’s paths crossed with Melinda’s start to work at Microsoft. The couple met in 1987 and married seven years later.
Melinda has said in a previous statement that Bill had been thinking about marriage for weeks, and even made a whiteboard a list of the pros and cons of marriage.
Describing their marriage as “incredibly difficult”, Melinda stated that she could not spare time for her family because her husband worked 16 hours a day.
The couple, who have been married for 27 years, have three children, aged 18, 21 and 25.