After 27 years of being married, Bill Gates, the founder of the great software firm ever Microsoft, and his wife Melinda Gates, an American philanthropist, filed a joint divorce petition on Monday, May 3, 2021.
The combined petition was filed in Seattle, Washington, at the King County Superior Court.
According to Forbes, Bill Gates’ net worth is about $130 billion. They haven’t said much about their divorce case in respect of monetary assets, but they do have a signed agreement that hasn’t been made public yet.
While they have stated that they will not work together when working for their philanthropy foundations, they jointly own the world’s largest philanthropy foundation, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, which works for global social welfare.
The announcement was made public via Bill Gates’ Twitter account, and his wife, Melinda Gates, posted her account with same tweet to tell the people about their separation.
This is the second divorce of the world’s wealthiest people, following the one between Jeff Bezos, the CEO of Amazon, and MacKenzie Scott (now his ex-wife).
However, since Bezos’ wealth was heavily invested in Amazon stocks, their divorce settlement was clear. In the case of Bill Gates’ divorce, it’s somehow different.
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