Bill and Melinda Gates have announced that they are getting divorced after 27 years of marriage.
The couple said “we no longer believe we can grow together as a couple”.
The couple both posted the statement announcing their divorce on Twitter.
— Melinda French Gates (@melindagates) May 3, 2021
The couple met in the 1980s when Melinda joined Bill’s Microsoft firm. Together they have three children.
Bill and Melinda jointly run the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, an organization that is fighting infectious diseases and encouraging vaccinations in children.
Bill Gates, worth some $124 billion is the fourth wealthiest person in the world, according to Forbes.
He made his money through the firm he co-founded in the 1970s, Microsoft, the world’s biggest software company.