Billionaire Bill Gates and his wife Melinda have divorced. This was posted on one of his social media accounts by the American billionaire, who still tops the lists of the richest people on the planet Earth. The reason for their separation is unknown. But the couple had three children in their 27 years of marriage.
The fourth richest person in the world according to Forbes, with an estimated fortune of $124 billion, Bill Gates has just divorced his wife Melinda, after 27 years of marriage. The couple made their divorce announcement on Twitter. « After much thought and work on our relationship, we have made the decision to end our marriage, » the couple tweeted.
« Over the past 27 years we have raised 3 incredible children and built a foundation that works around the world to enable all people to live healthy and productive lives, » they wrote.
This is not the first time that a wealthy person of such stature has parted ways with their significant other. It should be noted that another American billionaire, Jeff Bezoz, the CEO of Amazon, and his wife divorced a few years ago. One might wonder why this happens, given that money is widely seen as a solution to many problems. However, as these scenarios show, money is not the key to true happiness and joy.
American billionaire Bill Gates first met Melinda in the 1980s, when Melinda joined the Microsoft Corporation. They co-founded the Melinda and Bill Gates Foundation, which focused on medical education and providing medical assistance in underserved areas of the world.
The Foundation has spent billions around the world, fighting causes such as infectious diseases and encouraging childhood immunisation.