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Bill and Melinda Gates before divorce: This happens to the gigantic fortune - daughter devastated

2021-05-07T01:49:31.675Z

Microsoft founder Bill Gates and his wife Melinda are getting divorced. Both announced this in a joint statement via Twitter.



Microsoft founder Bill Gates and his wife Melinda are getting divorced.

Both announced this in a joint statement via Twitter.

Update from May 4, 10:51 a.m.

- After the announcement of the marriage between Bill and Melinda Gates, new details are becoming known.

After that, the departing couple has regulated the division of the gigantic assets within the framework of a non-public separation agreement.

This emerges from the divorce petition, which was served on the competent court in King near Seattle, Washington State on Monday at 1:54 p.m.

This should avoid a potentially much noticed public controversy.

With an estimated fortune of around 130 billion dollars, the Microsoft founder is the fourth richest person in the world after Amazon boss Jeff Bezos, Bernard Arnaud (LVMH) and Elon Musk (Tesla).

In a first reaction, Gates' eldest daughter Jennifer (25) on Instagram was deeply affected by the move.

“It was a challenging period for our entire family.” She is currently learning to deal with the new situation and her emotions herself.

Bill Gates Announces Divorce: Microsoft Founder and Ms. Melinda Separate - Announcement provides insight

First report from May 3, 10:56 p.m.

- Microsoft founder Bill Gates * (65) and his wife Melinda French Gates (56) are getting divorced - after 27 years of marriage.

The two announced this late Monday evening in an identical Twitter statement.

The tech billionaire's account reads:

Bill Gates and Mrs. Melinda Divorce: Full text of the message

The message in the wording:

“After much thought and a lot of work on our relationship, we made the decision to end our marriage.

Over the past 27 years we raised three incredible children and started a foundation that works around the world to help people live healthy, productive lives.

We will continue to share the belief in this mission and will continue to work together for the foundation.

But we no longer believe that we can grow together as a couple in this next phase of our lives.

We ask for space and privacy for our family as we begin to direct this new life ”

The message is signed by both Melinda and Bill Gates.

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- Bill Gates (@BillGates) May 3, 2021

Bill Gates is considered one of the richest people in the world

Bill Gates co-founded Microsoft in 1975.

Today, with an estimated fortune of just under 110 billion euros, he is considered one of the richest people in the world.

He withdrew from Microsoft business in 2008 and then became involved in the “Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation” that he founded together with his wife.

Almost all of his assets will go to the foundation until his death.

Each of the three children should heir ten million euros, as Bill and Melinda announced in several interviews.

The couple's foundation is one of the most important aid organizations and donors in the field of health care and development cooperation.

The Gates couple - or the married couple separated - are courted and listened to by presidents, heads of government and development organizations around the world because of their influence. 

By 2019, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation says it has already spent more than $ 54 billion on projects.

One of the foundation's biggest supporters is investment legend Warren Buffett, who has already donated more than $ 20 billion to the organization's capital. 

Bill Gates and wife Melinda separate after 27 years of marriage and three children

Bill has been married to Melinda Gates since 1994. She is a programmer and was a project manager at Microsoft at the time. They have a son and two daughters together. The

Sunday Times

reported Melinda Gates once that she could impress Bill at one of their first meeting since they Math game could defeat him in a.

(rjs) * Merkur.de is an offer from IPPEN.MEDIA.

Source: merkur

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