“After we think well and many work we have put on our relationship, we have take decision to end our marriage,” that is what they write in Twitter.
Two of them met in the late 1980s when Melinda join Bill Microsoft company.
They have three children.
And two of them are running the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
“Over the last 27 years, we have raise three incredible children and build foundation that work all over the world to help all people get healthy, productive lives.”
“We continue to share belief for that mission and we will continue our work together for the foundation, but we are no longer believe that we can grow together as couple for the next phase of our lives.
“We are asking for space and privacy in our family as we are starting to navigate this new life.”
Who is Melinda Gates?
Born August 15, 1964, Melinda Gates, née Melinda Ann French, is the second child of four children, of homemaker Elaine Agnes Amerland and aerospace engineer Raymond Joseph French Jr., in Dallas, Texas, and she is, American business woman and philanthropist with her now ex-husband, Microsoft Corporation cofounder Bill Gates—bin established the charity, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
She studied computer science and economics in Duke University were she get her BSc in 1986; and M.B.A., in 1987. She joined Microsoft for their product development in 1987 and rise to become general manager of information products.
She married Bill Gates on January 1, 1994. The same year that she started to do charity work.
Wen she gave birth to their first child in 1996, she leave Microsoft to concentrate on family and the couple charitable work.
For 2000, she and Bill joined all their charity work to form the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation that is world biggest private charitable foundation with $40 billion trust endowment.
Melinda is the most powerful woman for philanthropy as co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
Her estimated net worth according to Forbes is $70 billion.
Who be Bill Gates?
Bill Gates is the son of William H. Gates Sr., and Mary Maxwell and they born William Henry Gates III on October 28, 1955, for Seattle, Washington.
Bill Gates is American computer programmer and entrepreneur who cofound Microsoft Corporation, that is the world biggest personal-computer software company.
Gates wrote his first software program at age 13.
In 1975, Gates, attended Harvard University, joined his self with his hometown padi Paul G. Allen to develop software for the first microcomputers.
Bill Gates leave Harvard for his junior year and, wit Allen, they form Microsoft.
The company did not started very well in 1979 as Microsoft make gross of approximately $2.5 million. By age of 23, Gates put himsef as the head of the company and he now turned things around.
By 1986, he already become the youngest paper billionaire at age 31.
Plus his work that is doing for Microsoft, Gates came also been known for his charitable work. With hid ex-wife, Melinda, they have launch the William H. Gates Foundation (were they rename to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for 1999) for 1994 to fund global health programs as well as projects for the Pacific Northwest.
On May 3, 2021, the philanthropist announce for social media, that he has divorce with his wife of 27 years.
Bill Gates net worth is $130 billion.