- Bill Gates, the founder of Microsoft, announced he and his wife, Melinda, will divorce.
- Gates married Melinda French in 1994 after the two met at work.
- The two run the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, which has an endowment of $49.8 billion as of 2019.
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Bill and Melinda Gates are getting divorced.
The billionaire Microsoft founder announced his plans to separate with his wife of 27 years on Monday.
“After a great deal of thought and a lot of work on our relationship, we have made the decision to end our marriage,” Bill Gates said in a tweet. “Over the last 27 years, we have raised three incredible children and built a foundation that works all over the world to enable all people to lead healthy, productive lives.”
—Bill Gates (@BillGates) May 3, 2021
Here’s a look at the marriage between Bill and Melinda: