Both posted the same statement on their Twitter accounts. “After much thought and decided to end our marriage. Over the past 27 years, we have raised three wonderful children and built a community that works all over the world and enables many people to lead a healthy and productive life. We continue to share trust in this mission and will continue to work together in the foundation,” But we no longer believe that at this next stage in our lives we can be together as a couple, ” they wrote.
At the same time, they both seek privacy and space at a time when “we are starting to orient ourselves in this new life.”
Bill Gates and his wife Melinda divorce after 27 years of marriage. They have three children together: Jennifer (25), Rory (21) and Phoebe (18).
Melinda and Bill Gates
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In 2019, shortly after celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary, Melinda told the Sunday Times that Bell had struggled to divide her time equally with work and family. She revealed that he was even hesitant to marry. She described this by saying: “It was not about me, it was about whether he could deal with work and family life.” He even wrote on paper the advantages and disadvantages of marriage to help him make a better decision.
Gates has estimated assets of $ 124 billion. Hence, the divorce will be one of the most expensive, although it will probably not be the most expensive.
This priority belongs to Amazon founder Jeff Bezos. The Daily Mail said that when his affair with Lauren Sanchez collapsed and he divorced the owner of Amazon, $ 150 billion in assets were shared.