The founder Microsoft and 16-time in record world’s richest man, Bill Gates and his wife, Melinda have decided to part ways after aligning together for 27 years in marriage and thus shared three (3) beautiful kids.
Rumor’s has been circulating all over the media prior now until Mr. Bill came out to disclosed this in a live tweet on his official verified handle saying:
After a great deal of thought and a lot of work on our relationship, we have made the decision to end our marriage. 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 livesBill Gates and Melinda Gates
“We will continue to share a belief 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 this next phase of our lives. We ask for space and privacy for our family as we begin to navigate this new life,” – He added.
With the disclosure, all comments have been turned off for the tweet, as Mr. Gate didn’t want to hear the thoughts of masses which means people can only react by quotes and direct tweets.
Melinda who happen to be Bill Gates personal secretary at Microsoft as at when they met and later got attached became a power couple and together over the years have uplifted Microsoft to the great height it is today. The Couple got married in 1994 and later on decided to give away more than half of their wealth.
This led to the launched of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in 2000, an American private foundation focused on helping people in developing countries lead healthy, productive lives as well as providing relief and timely aid out of hunger and extreme poverty.
Today, the foundation says it has over $51 billion in assets.
We do not know the financial implications of the decision yet, However, Mr. Gate is currently the third richest man in the world with a net worth of $131 billion. He also owns 1.37% of Microsoft’s outstanding shares, which are valued at over $26 billion.
Meanwhile, the Gates’ shocking all out burst comes two years after CEO Amazon, Jeff Bezos revealed that he and his wife, MacKenzie, were getting divorced in 2019.