Bill and Melinda Gates Announced their Divorce on Twitter
The world’s richest husband and wife file and philanthropist. Bill Gates and his wife Melinda today announced the end of their 27-year marriage, but they will continue to cooperate in charity.
Bill, the founder of Microsoft. Gates and Melinda have a combined wealth of 130 billion U.S. dollars and they have invested tens of billions of U.S. dollars in charity around the world through their extremely influential foundations.
Bill Gates, the founder of Microsoft. Gates and Melinda have a combined wealth of 130 billion U.S. dollars , and they have invested tens of billions of U.S. dollars in charity around the world through their extremely influential foundations.
When they announced their divorce on Twitter, they said that they would continue to work with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to work hard for global health, gender equality, education and other ambitions.
— Bill Gates (@BillGates) May 3, 2021
They individually issued a joint statement on their official accounts saying: “After careful consideration and efforts to save, we have decided to end the marriage.”
“In the past 27 years, we have raised 3 outstanding children and established a foundation to work hard for the whole world and guide the people to live healthy and meaningful lives.”
The statement did not have more details, but pleaded with the outside world to respect the space and privacy of them and their families.
The 65-year-old Bill. Gates and Melinda, 56, met in 1987 shortly after the woman joined Microsoft, and they married in 1994.
The two people’s foundation is one of the most financially rich in the world. Over the past 20 years, it has invested more than 54 billion U.S. dollars in infectious disease control, agricultural research, basic health care and other fields, and its footprint has expanded globally. Agence France-Presse reported that the foundation’s endowment fund exceeded 46 billion U.S. dollars.
Bill Gates formally withdrew from Microsoft’s daily management affairs in 2008, further devoted himself to charity, and later resigned from the board of directors. In recent years, he has mostly distanced himself from Microsoft and the technology industry, and has participated in discussions on poverty and health initiatives and the COVID-19 epidemic.
Last year, their foundation pledged to donate another 250 million U.S. dollars to help fight the epidemic, and part of the funds was used to distribute life-saving vaccines to sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia.
— Melinda French Gates (@melindagates) May 3, 2021