Bill Gates And Wife Melinda Are Splitting Up After 27 Years Of Marriage



Bill and Melinda Gates, one of the world’s wealthiest couples with a net worth of $130 billion, splits up after 27 years of marriage. This revelation emerged following a joint statement posted to their Twitter accounts on Monday. However, the pair pledged to continue their philanthropic work together through the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

Bill and Melinda Gates splits after 27 years of marriage.

Bill, 64, and Melinda, 54, established the foundation in 2000, and it has since contributed over $50billion to causes, including eradicating polio, malaria, vaccines, and even child nutrition. In 2020, the foundation committed about $1.75 billion to COVID-19 relief. “After a great deal of thought and a lot of work on our relationship, we have made the decision to end our marriage.” Bill tweet reads. 

The pair pledged to continue their philanthropic work together through their foundation.

In 2020, the foundation committed about $1.75 billion to COVID-19 relief.

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He added: "Over the last 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. We continue to share a belief in the mission and 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."

"We ask for space and privacy for our family as we begin to navigate this new life."

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The divorce papers are referred to as “Separation contract,” and the duo has signed it.

Melinda says the marriage is irretrievably broken in divorce filings that reveal the couple has no prenup agreement. According to Daily Mail, the divorce papers are referred to as “Separation contract,” and it has been signed but hasn’t been made public. Similarly, it’s reported to have a lot of the work of dividing up their estate, including a private jet, properties in 5 states and an incredible art collection, and a fleet of luxury cars. 

Melinda says the marriage is irretrievably broken in divorce filings that reveal the couple has no prenup agreement.

Bill and Melinda had met in 1987, the same year he became the world’s youngest billionaire at age 31.

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The reason behind this split after over a quarter-century remains unknown, but Melinda has earlier suggested her husband Bill had trouble balancing work and family life. Nonetheless, Bill and Melinda had met in 1987, the same year he became the world’s youngest billionaire at age 31. They got married in Hawaii in 1994 and have three children together: Phoebe, 18, Rory, 21, and Jennifer, 25. 

The pair got married in Hawaii in 1994 and have three children together: Phoebe, Rory, 21, and Jennifer.