Bill Gates And Melinda Gates To Part Ways After 27 Years Of Marriage

3 kids, a successful charitable foundation and 27 years later, Bill and Melinda Gates announced their decision to file for a divorce.

Srimoyee Bhattacharya

May 5, 2021

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Bill Gates and Melinda Gates have announced their decision to part ways! The couple, who has been married for over 27 years now, took to their social media handles to make this shocking announcement. While they have stated that they will continue to work together on their successful foundation, the couple has asked for their privacy to be respected during this sensitive time.

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The co-founder of Microsoft Corporation, Bill Gates and his wife of 27 years took to Twitter on May 4, 2021, to announce their split. Bill and Melinda shared with the world, that they had chosen to part ways as a couple in their tweet. They wrote, that after a lot of thinking, consideration and hard work on their marriage, they had made their decision of separating. The couple has been married for 27 long years, and launched the largest charitable foundation together, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, back in the year 2000.

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In their announcements, Bill and Melinda wrote about how they had managed to raise three wonderful children together in their marriage. One of the world’s wealthiest couples, the Gates announced that they would continue to work together on their charitable foundation, which they built together as well. Through the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the couple has worked on various challenges and needs such as global health, development and education. The organisation has spent billions of dollars on battling various issues such as infections and the need for vaccinations for children. There has been no revelation about the monetary split between the two following their divorce. In fact, the couple has requested to have their privacy be valued at a time when both of them are figuring this new phase of life out.

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