Bill Gates and Melinda Divorce: Separated after 27 years of marriage- Co-founder Bill Gates and his wife Melinda Gates of Microsoft, the world’s largest software company, have decided to divorce. Bill Gates and his wife Melinda Gates decided to separate, ending their 27-year marriage. The statement issued by both of them said that they are ending their marital relationship and in the next stage of life, they cannot live together.
Bill Gates and Melinda have issued a shared statement regarding this. Bill Gates shared this statement on Twitter, stating that after a long conversation and working on their relationship, we have decided to end our marriage. However, apart from this, there will be a link between the two that will keep them a couple. In fact, both have also announced that they will continue to work together for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation even after the divorce.
Both have released a statement from their official Twitter handle. It was written in the tweet- ‘After much thinking about our relationship and efforts to preserve it, we have decided to end our marriage. In the last 27 years, we have raised three wonderful children and formed a foundation that can give a healthy and beneficial life to people all over the world. Both of us will continue to work together for this foundation, but we cannot live in the next stage of life as a husband and wife. We are going to start a new life, so people are expected to maintain space and privacy for our family. ‘
Let us tell you that Bill Gates and Melinda were married in 1994. Although they first met in 1987. People are also surprised by the information about the end of this 27 year-long run. Bill Gates is counted among the richest people in the world. Apart from this, he is also known for his philanthropic work.
Meeting in 1987: Bill Gates and Melinda, the world’s wealthiest billionaires, met in 1987, until a few years ago. Actually, Melinda joined Microsoft company as a product manager. The same year the two went to a business dinner in New York. Since then, the dinner date has started between the two on the pretext of business. In a Netflix documentary, Bill Gates told that we both used to take care of each other a lot, so we thought that either we break up or we get married. Married in 1994: About seven years later, in 1994, both of them got married in Lanai, an island in Hawaii. It is said that Bill Gates did not want any unwanted guests to come to his wedding. Because of this he had booked all the local helicopters of the island. For the first time, all the local choppers of the island were booked in the name of one person.
The next year of marriage, Bill Gates became the richest person in 1995 and remained for many years. During this time Melinda was also active in social work with Bill Gates. In her memoir ‘The Moment of Lift’ published in 2019, Melinda Gates has told about her childhood and life-related struggles. In addition to being the wife of a public figure, she also mentioned personal struggles like raising three children at home. Amazon CEO has also been divorced: Earlier, Amazon CEO (CEO) Jeff Bezos and his ex-wife Mackenzie completed the divorce process in 2019. McKenzie Scott has remarried and is focused on social service after receiving a four percent stake (more than about $ 36 billion) in Amazon.