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Bill and Melinda Gates' Divorce Perfect: That's Happening Now to the Gates Foundation

2021-08-03T09:33:32.292Z

Three months after the surprise announcement, the divorce from Bill and Melinda Gates is sealed. What will happen to the assets and the joint foundation now?



Three months after the surprise announcement, the divorce from Bill and Melinda Gates is sealed.

What will happen to the assets and the joint foundation now?

Seattle - Microsoft founder Bill Gates and his wife Melinda announced their divorce three months ago. Since then there have been many rumors about the reasons - there is also talk of affairs and advances against Microsoft employees. Now the marriage is sealed after 27 years, as reported by the US CNN and other media. A judge in Washington state accepted the agreement on Monday, it said. But what did the two of them agree on?

According to CNN, neither of them has to pay maintenance, further details from the divorce agreement were not disclosed.

Melinda should keep her last name, the common property should be divided.

However, they want to continue the joint work of the influential Gates Foundation for the time being.

This is one of the world's most important donors in the field of health care and development cooperation.

Bill and Melinda Gates divorced: daughter devastated

The couple announced in May that they wanted to divorce after 27 years of marriage. "After careful consideration and a lot of work on our relationship, we have decided to end our marriage," both wrote at the time. The divorce was probably planned for a long time. The couple have three children of legal age - Jennifer, Rory, and Phoebe. 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, who founded the future IT giant Microsoft together with Paul Allen in 1975, is considered one of the richest people in the world.

According to Forbes magazine, the 65-year-old's fortune is said to be more than 130 billion US dollars, which puts him in fourth place on the global list of the super-rich.

Bill and Melinda Gates' divorce perfect: this is the ex-wife of the Microsoft founder

Melinda French Gates first studied computer science and economics, later she completed a management degree (MBA), as stated by the foundation.

In the first decade of her career, she worked at Microsoft on the development of multimedia products.

(dpa / jo)

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