Here's What Happened When Bill & Melinda Gates Announced Their Divorce

Here’s What Happened When Bill & Melinda Gates Announced Their Divorce

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WELP, it’s official: Microsoft co-founder, global philanthropist and gazillionaire Bill Gates and soon-to-be ex-wife wife Melinda after splitting up after 27 years of marriage and $130 BILLION as one of the wealthiest couples in the world.

Things appear amicable between the couple that shared a joint statement on social media.

“Over the last 27 years, we have raised three incredible children and build a foundation that works all over the world to enable all people to lead healthy, productive lives,” they wrote.

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.”

Together, the power couple has run the nonprofit Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for over 20 years, as co-chairs and trustees. According to CNBC, the foundation has over “$51 billion in assets” based on the company’s tax filings and is reportedly the largest private foundation in the world.

Over the years, the famed foundation has poured billions into critical issues like global health, education, climate change and the COVID pandemic.

This news comes just two years after another of the world’s richest figures, Jeff Bezos, announced his divorce from ex-wife MacKenzie who recently remarried.

In an eyebrow-raising twist, Melinda said she wouldn’t pursue spousal support despite the couple not having a pre-nup BUT WHY? Tell us how you’d blow those billions down below and peep the hilarious Twitter hysteria over the split on the flip.

“Seeing Bill and Melinda Gates not Excel at their relationship has me like “Word?” I wish our Windows weren’t closed but you made it a PowerPoint to stay away. Here’s hoping your future has a better Outlook” – *howls*

“This could be us. @melindagates” – ayeeeee

“Me and zaddy #BillGates” – wowwwwww

“Bill Gates’ final words to Melinda. Emotional stuff. Sound on.” – *cackles*

“Melinda Gates and Mackenzie Bezos celebrating their divorces” – ayeeee

“Let the sliding into #BillGates’s DMs commence!” – FINEAPPLE

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“bill gates trying to get melinda back” – yoooooo

“I am god fearing, kind and understanding – My dm is open for u @BillGates” – SAME

“Who got Melinda Gates number she bout ta git CHOSE!” – DMing her now

“Me on my way to shoot my shot in bill gates dms like” – haaaaa

“why the f*ck are bill and melinda gates getting divorced? they’re old as sh*t and divorcing just makes a bunch of lawyers richer. just move into separate mansions and have an arrangement as you run out the rest of the clock” – points were made

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