Bill and Melinda Gates divorced after 27 years

BBC reports that Bill and Melinda Gates have decided to part ways in their marriage after 27 years of marriage. This was later confirmed via a tweet by Bill and Gates Melinda Gates.

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 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 this next phase of our lives. We ask for space and privacy for our family as we begin to navigate this new life.

Melinda Gates and Bill Gates

The same was also tweeted by Bill Gates

Why did Bill and Melinda Gates get divorced?

It is hard to infer the reason of their divorce but from their statement it seems they intend to pursue different goals in life now. But they will remain together in running the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

It is important to remember here is that Bill Gates is the founder of Microsoft. He is currently the fourth wealthiest person in the world with a worth of $124bn.

Melinda Gates joined Microsoft as a Product Manager in 1987 where she met Bill Gates at a business meeting. They got married in 1994.

History of Bill and Melinda Gates as a team

The billionaire couple have three children and together run the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation which was founded in 2000 to solve global issues.

Bill and Melinda teams tagged team through their foundation to fight global challenges such as infectious diseases and educating masses on vaccines.

It was Bill Gates who through his research at the foundation was able to give a warning to the world about an upcoming pandemic which actually happened in 2020.

Life after divorce for Bill & Melinda Gates

It is hard to say how things will change after this but we know that Bill & Melinda Gates have requested for privacy so we wish them all the best.

Like Bill Gates, Melinda Gates is one of the richest people in the world with an estimated worth of almost $70bn so we know for sure that money won’t be an issue for either of them.

In addition to the foundation Melinda Gates also founded Pivotal Ventures in 2015 to focus on women and families so our guess is that she might pivot her focus to that going forward.

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