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The Gates 'divorce attorneys are the same as the Bezos'


It seems fiction, but it is not. The Gates' lawyers repeat in another big divorce like that of Jeff Bezos and MacKenzie Scott.

Lawyers for Bill and Melinda Gates filed for divorce from Bezos 0:50

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Two of the attorneys representing each side in the Bill and Melinda Gates divorce also led to the 2019 split between Amazon founder Jeff Bezos and his ex-wife MacKenzie Scott.

On the one hand, Ted Billbe, who is one of Bill Gates' top attorneys in this case, represented Scott in his divorce from Bezos.

And on the other hand, Sherri Anderson, who is on the team representing Melinda Gates, previously represented Bezos.

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Big bucks in the Gates' divorce

But that's not all these two divorces have in common - the dollar amount at stake in both settlements is staggering:

  • Bill Gates is the fourth richest person in the world, according to Forbes, with an estimated net worth of $ 130 billion.

  • Bezos, despite the blow his fortune received from the divorce agreement, returns to the top of the list of millionaires with an estimated value of US $ 194,000 million.

  • MacKenzie Scott, meanwhile, is now ranked 21st with a net worth of $ 59 billion.

Lawyers matches

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On the other hand, the two named attorneys appear to use the same office address in Bellevue, Washington, according to their web pages, although the sites do not list them as partners or mention the other's name.

Court documents also mention a different address for Billbe.


Anderson's website says he specializes in complex divorces in Kings County, Washington, where Seattle and many of its suburbs are located, with an emphasis on cases involving substantial estates, stock options, business valuations, assets. international or multistate, among other things.

Billbe's website says that "we often handle large estate cases" and "substantial family estate cases," as well as those "involving corporate executives presenting complicated severance and deferred severance issues."

Additionally, both Anderson and Billbe were speakers at a Washington state family law conference last month.

Anderson spoke about prenuptial and postnuptial agreements and community property.

Billbe talked about best practices when breaking up long-standing relationships.

CNN Business's Jeanne Sahadi contributed to this article.

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Source: cnnespanol

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