After about 27 years of marriage, American business magnate Bill Gates and his wife Melinda are divorcing
They both announced this in a statement jointly signed by them on Monday. Signifying that this is no longer a petty internet rumor.
Yesterday, Bill gate made a post via his verified twitter account. The renown philanthropist and founder of the Microsoft explained in a post that they have mutually decided to settle for the option having a divorce. In his words, the divorce came ”after a great deal of thoughts and a lot of work” on their relationship
However, Bill Gates in his tweet has mentioned that they would both continue to work together at the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation
The statement read, “Over the last 27 years, we have raised three incredible children and built a foundation that works all over the world to enable all people to lead healthy, productive lives.”
“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,” it added.
Forbes has rated Bill Gates as the fourth wealthiest person in the world with a net worth of $124 billion, Microsoft being his goldmine – Microsoft has grown to become the world’s biggest software firm – which was founded in the 1970s.
He met Melinda in 1987 at Microsoft while he was the Chief Executive Officer at the time, and they both got married in Hawaii in 1994.
2000, was the year when the pair founded the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation which has since spent about $53.8 billion on a wide range of programmes related to global health and poverty alleviation among other initiatives.
In 2019 when the Covid-19 hit the world globally, the Gates became actively involved in efforts aimed at fighting the virus as well as the production and distribution of vaccines world wide.
Some persons feel the divorce is a “wish come true” for people in some developing countries who think The Bill and Melinda Gate’s Foundation is on a mission to depopulating Africa through unhealthy vaccines. What do you think?
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