bill Gates And Melinda Gates announced their divorce This Monday (3) after 27 years. The couple posted a joint statement on their respective Twitter accounts regarding the split.
A The relationship began in 1994 They had Three children: Jennifer Catherine Gates, now 25, Rory John Gates, 21, Phoebe Adele Gates, 18.
Bill Gates and Melinda Gates on April 21, 2017 in Paris, France. – Photo: REUTERS / Kamil Zihnioglu
“After a lot of reflection and a lot of effort in our relationship, we ended our marriage,” the statement said.
Paul Gates co-founded Microsoft in 1975 with Paul Allen.
Bill and Melinda met shortly after Microsoft was hired as a product manager in 1987.
At the time, he was CEO of the company, a position he held until 2000 when he sent the baton to Steve Palmer. Currently, the company is headed by Satya Nadella.
In 2013, he Left the company board Allocate more time for philanthropic activities.
Not only do they create a family, they do Founded in 2000 by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, William H.. From merging the Gates Foundation with the Gates Learning Foundation.
“We continue to share the hope for this mission and we will continue to work together on the foundation, but we no longer believe we can grow together as a couple in this next phase of our lives,” said Bill and Melinda. Note.
According to the foundation’s website, the company already exists He spent $ 53.8 billion on the initiative Related to medical, educational and other programs.
In December 2020, they pledged to invest $ 1.75 billion in response to the Govt-19 epidemic.
Bill has $ 130.5 billion in assets
bill Gates, 65, is 4th richest man in the worldIt is currently valued at $ 130.5 billion, according to Forbes magazine. Melinda, 56, is not on the list.
Details of what the separation process will look like have not been released.
“As we begin to lead this new life we ask our family for space and privacy,” the statement said.
Bill Gates in the archive at G20 – Photo: Remy de la Mauvinier / AB
Bezos and McKenzie split in 2019
Amazon founder Jeff Bezos divorces McKenzie Bezos in 2019 About $ 38 billion contract.
Under the terms of the contract, McKenzie acquired a 4% stake in the company.
Bezos and McKenzie Scott – Photo: Breeding TV Globo