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Bill Gates and wife Melinda to divorce after 27 years of marriage

Microsoft founder Bill Gates and wife Melinda Gates have announced they are divorcing after 27 years of marriage. The world’s richest couple is also well-known for their charitable work, which they have announced they will continue in the future.

The two shared the information on Twitter. “After a great deal of thought and a lot of work on our relationship, we have made the decision to end our marriage,” the pair tweeted on Monday. The couple has not released any further details about the divorce.

Bill Gates, one of the world’s richest men, has a net worth of about $124 billion. Bill (65) and Melinda (56) were married in 1924. The two, who volunteer internationally through the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, have assets worth around Rs 96,120 crore.

They first met at Microsoft in 1987 when Melinda joined the company as a product manager. The couple married in 1994 and have three children, Jennifer, Rory and Phoebe.

Over the past 20 years, they have contributed over $ 54 billion to global health and disease prevention initiatives, including the fight against coronavirus.

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