The Gates couple gets separated after 27 years of marriage!
Bill Gates & Melinda Gates decided to part their ways after 27years of their marriage.
The gates couple who owns different positions in the company, Microsoft Corp. co-founder Bill Gates, 65 & Melinda Gates, 56, is a former Microsoft manager decided not to stay together anymore. They made it official on Tuesday on their social media handle that the couple is divorcing & they believe they can no longer grow to stay together.
A joint statement released by Bill Gates read, “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 people to lead healthy, productive lives.
We 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 the next phase of our lives. We ask for space and privacy for our family as we begin to navigate this new life,” the statement said.
— Bill Gates (@BillGates) May 3, 2021
However, this divorce won’t affect their business in any case. The couple will be still togetherly working on the Gates Foundation.
The nonprofit Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has launched over two decades ago and ranks as one of the largest private philanthropic foundations in the world. It had reportedly net assets of $43.3 billion at the end of 2019. Bill and Melinda will remain co-chairs and trustees of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation,” a spokesperson for the foundation wrote in an emailed statement. “No changes to their roles or the organization are planned. They will continue to work together to shape and approve foundation strategies, advocate for the foundation’s issues, and set the organization’s overall direction.”
It’s the second bombshell divorce among the uppermost ranks of the world’s richest people in recent years, following the 2019 separation announcement of Jeff Bezos and MacKenzie Scott.