Bill Gates co-founder of Microsoft and his wife Melinda Gates announced separation after a 27-year long marriage. Both, of them, informed about the news via Twitter today itself however, they also mentioned that they will continue to work together for the Gates foundation.
Bill Gates and his ex-wife Melinda Gates chair the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the world’s largest private charitable foundation.
What is Gates Foundation For Bill Gates?
The foundation was started by both of them in Seattle in the year 2000. The foundation worked for vaccination and COVID 19 research, they generated huge grants. However, the main sector in which it works includes public health, education, and climate change.
Both Bill Gates and her wife Melinda are working together to build the foundation and are well committed to the work for the past 20 years. The foundation is an important part of their life.
When It All Started
Bill Gates co-founded Microsoft back in 1970, and today it is one of the biggest software companies in the world. Bill Gates is counted among the 4th wealthiest person as per Forbes. He has a net worth of billions. However, he stepped down from Microsoft’s board last year.
Melinda used to work at Microsoft as a product manager, as she joined in 1987. They met each other at a business dinner.
And married in the year 1994 on the Hawaiian island of Lanai. They have three children, whom they raised well and are incredible as mentioned in the divorce.
Further, they have mentioned that “we continue to share a belief in the mission and will continue our work with the foundation. But we no longer believe we can not grow together as a couple in the next phase of life “. “We ask for space and privacy as we begin to navigate this new life”.
The separation news of a billion-dollar couple was shocking to the world and it can impact the technology industry and related aspects they invested into. This is not the first time that a rich couple is getting separated Before, Bill and Melinda Jeff Bezos and his wife also announced a split statement in 2019.
The eldest daughter of Bill and Melinda has said that ” it’s been a challenging stretch of time for the family ” by writing on Instagram.
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