The marriage of Bill and Melinda Gates seems to have entered murky waters and hit the rocks.
Bill and Melinda Gates divorce after nearly 3 decades
Bill and Melinda Gates have announced their divorce after 27 years of marriage. This has been confirmed from Bill Gates’ social media account, and signed by the couple.
According to the statement, the decision came after a “great deal of thought and work on their relationship.” But the couple no longer believes they can grow together as a couple in this “next phase” of their lives.
They first met in the 1980s when Melinda joined Bill’s Microsoft firm. They have three children and jointly run the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
The organisation has spent billions fighting causes such as infectious diseases and encouraging vaccinations in children.
Bill Gates is the fourth wealthiest person in the world, according to Forbes, and his worth is placed at $124bn (£89bn).