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Bill and Melinda Gates announce they are ending marriage

Bill and Melinda Gates say they're divorcing after 27 years. The Microsoft co-founder and his wife, who launched the world’s largest charitable foundation, said they will continue to work together at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

5/4/2021 12:09:00 AM

Bill and Melinda Gates say they're divorcing after 27 years. The Microsoft co-founder and his wife, who launched the world’s largest charitable foundation, said they will continue to work together at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

SEATTLE (AP) — Bill and Melinda Gates announced Monday that they are divorcing. The Microsoft co-founder and his wife, who launched the world’s largest charitable foundation, said they would continue to work together at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. In identical tweets, they said they had made the decision to end their marriage of 27 years.

May 3, 2021 GMTFILE - In this Feb. 1, 2019, file photo, Bill and Melinda Gates smile at each other during an interview in Kirkland, Wash. The couple announced Monday, May 3, 2021, that they are divorcing. The Microsoft co-founder and his wife, with whom he launched the world's largest charitable foundation, said they would continue to work together at The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

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FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2019, file photo, Bill and Melinda Gates smile at each other during an interview in Kirkland, Wash. The couple announced Monday, May 3, 2021, that they are divorcing. The Microsoft co-founder and his wife, with whom he launched the world's largest charitable foundation, said they would continue to work together at The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

SEATTLE (AP) — Bill and Melinda Gates announced Monday that they are divorcing.The Microsoft co-founder and his wife, who launched the world’s largest charitable foundation, said they would continue to work together at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

In identical tweets, they said they had made the decision to end their marriage of 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,” they said in a statement. “We ask for space and privacy for our family as we begin to navigate this new life.”

In her 2019 memoir, “The Moment of Lift,” Melinda Gates wrote about her childhood, life and private struggles as the wife of a public icon and stay-at-home mom with three kids. She won Gates’ heart after meeting at a work dinner, sharing a mutual love of puzzles and beating him at a math game.

The couple’s sprawling Seattle-based foundation is easily the most influential private foundation in the world, with an endowment worth nearly $50 billion. It has focused on global health and development and U.S. education issues since incorporating in 2000.

The couple were married in 1994 in Hawaii. They met after she began working at Microsoft as a product manager in 1987.Last year, Bill Gates, formerly the world’s richest person, said he was stepping down from Microsoft’s board to focus on philanthropy.

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Gates was Microsoft’s CEO until 2000 and since then has gradually scaled back his involvement in the company he started with Paul Allen in 1975. He transitioned out of a day-to-day role in Microsoft in 2008 and served as chairman of the board until 2014.

The Gateses will be the second high-profile Seattle-area billionaire couple to end their marriage in recent years.Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and MacKenzie Bezos finalized their divorce in 2019. MacKenzie Scott has since remarried and now focuses on her own philanthropy. She received a 4% stake in Amazon, worth more than $36 billion.

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Proof that money does not buy happiness. Even billions and billions of it! Bill and Melinda gates have decided to be bloodsucking billionaires separately. Okay, so? How will this be any different than them being bloodsucking billionaires together? Also, billionaires shouldn't exist. The Oracle rn... AP has nothing better to report on than this?

Tax right off much He is for population control and the gene therapy (non) vaccine; “perhaps” she’s the complete opposite. Afterall, she did give birth to three of the “population.” Nioce ploy to transfer assets.. Melinda here i am your true soul mate. She gonna get paid!

Bill And Melinda Gates Are Getting DivorcedThe couple had been married for 27 years. Whoop whoop. We poor people have divorces not just once. More than twice. WHAT?! Sad when things don’t work out. Wish them the best.

How much she getting? Just curious He is preparing himself to do a Phillip Schofield So it’s more of a Ctrl+C than a Ctrl-Alt-Del. That’s good. Lol no more Microsoft shagin Good god. Never thought THEY’D hit the skids. Divorce—after 27 years and 3 children—is not a good thing, since marriage and children are what is important in life. It's better to be married with children and poor, than to be rich and divorced.

It takes great strength to realize that growth is the key to any relationship and making this decision to divorce is not an easy one.. Did they try switching their marriage off and back on again? 🤷‍♂️ Is he gender transitioning? I heard that We will be missing Melinda in Gates Life. 😥

Bill and Melinda Gates to Divorce After 27 Years of MarriageThe Microsoft co-founder and his wife, who launched the world’s largest charitable foundation, said they would continue to work together at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. 'Can't buy me love' 🎶 Bill is sound asleep at charity event! I don’t get it does Hollywood, Wall Street, Big Tech & Well Off Minorities know they’re going to be paying for all the kids from the border as well as Biden‘s policies, household & Companies that make more than $400,000 a year are going to have a huge jump in taxes “This is You”!

What's the reason am heartbroken!! Bill Gates fux men I hope your wife likes black beautiful men. Im gonna make her so happy. Pls sign the papers .. expect multiple Windows upgrades.. Ah shit, had hoped they'd lose it. Karma comes visiting to this white capitalist who was just the other day opining not to share vaccines manufacturing with India & other developing countries 🙏🏼

Absolutely shocked and so sad to hear this news If this marriage was not Not rock solid then whose isWHY HOW WHEN What’s Melinda’s Instagram mate? Asking for a friend... Wow. I would never expect this from this couple.

Bill Gates and Melinda Gates are splitting up after 27 yearsShame. They’re good people. no one cares post-pandemic divorces are rising!! Someone will have a studies 🔜

Did they try unplugging it and plugging it back in? BillAndMelinda why divorce at all? If she/he wants to move in with someone else, go for it - he can support multiple households. I don't get it. Took him long. How long has Melinda identified as male? Mr. and Ms. Gates have won great praise for their efforts, but the foundation has also received a fair share of criticism for working to protect the intellectual property rights of private companies. That has come into focus now more than ever as many national governments have

They were so bored, they just woke up yesterday and decided to divorce so they can experience what it is. The divorce documents will be in PDF…. good material for billburr acting like its a bad thing lol who cares

Bill And Melinda Gates Announce SeparationJUST IN: Bill and Melinda Gates announced that they are ending their marriage. Even their marriage couldn't withstand the blue screen of death. That's too bad. I really thought they were going to make it. 😢😢😢

Wonder if Bill got tempted by CCP honeytrap? When that pussy gets too stanky to handle: So what is left for us the poors ? I have no sympathy for rich people. Sorry not sorry 🤷🏻‍♀️ Soo sad Poor Bill Gates he will be broke N ow Only so much evil u can take huh 😭😂🤑 Reporters, report better. Who is BillGates? Epstein friend.

Bill And Melinda Gates Announce DivorceThe two co-chair the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and will continue working together. When money is not an issue in a marriage... Lo dejo por Jeff This is what you get for giving us Microsoft Teams

Sounds like a cover to hide his money from a pending lawsuit To me it is either a contract and not marriage, marriage is an institution till death do them apart but all am see in today's world is contract for 27yrs's disheartening L I guess refusing to share your toys (a vaccine patent) is pretty childish and probably a good reason to split

🥺😢 Control Alternate Delete lol i wonder if the divorce happened over microsoft teams? As someone on the spectrum this would obliterate me since being married till end of life is a dream of mine. I am also aware that growth and etc occur or such and such stuff happens, but this is just me. Glad to see they’re being amicable.

Bill And Melinda Gates Announce DivorceThe two co-chair the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and will continue working together. Someone play that windows shutdown sound Oh no!! Goes to show money don’t buy happiness! I can’t wait for book describing what kind of Demi-God Bill thinks he is!!!

I never will understand people who get married in their youth just to divorce after pension. I thought they said with age comes wisdom. This doesn't sound like wisdom. Probably row over the ethical implications of vaccine 🙄 Meanwhile, aspiring husbands waiting in Queue for Melinda Gates to say “Yes” And?

Blue screen …. Bills Jabber gone Floppy 😉 She will get the house, but Bill is keeping the Windows Today Bill and Melinda proved that age is not the barrier. JEEZ So Sad She got sick of bill gates' corporate philanthropy

' Billinda foundation' I know I'm too late now,a missed opportunity.. Melinda, what you gonna do with all that money? Not that you did but marrying rich is a good career choice. Wish I had known that when I was young. I just saw Bill's new Tinder profile... username: richest_mofo_alive. He should do aight.

Sorry to hear this. That said, is this REALLY news? Do we not have bigger fish to fry than to make this a news story? Who cares. Shocking news! WHO CARES THAT SHIT Sad news for a power couple, really money cant buy love.... Only guarantee in a relationship is a vow committed to God, and all good things shall be added...

This is sad to hear, it always is when a marriage ends

Type c only Right Decision. Congratulations. And it couldn't have happened to a bigger piece of shit. This is sad Once again time to get these laws passed! Ban white privileged, Ban Republicans from working Government Jobs, Make white supremacy, Kkk, Alt Tights, etc, etc they are Terrorists! Let alone send all racist out this country! Pass a law on Black hate!!

That means god exists! U try to do no good, no good come back to you. No matter which name we pray to.. bhagwan/ god sees all, knows all and we all pay for our deeds in this life itself. What we sow, so shall we reap well jeff bezos wife got 89 BILLION from her settlement so im sure that the lady will survive

He may be running for office and she has no interest in politics. I wonder if shes pissed he wont give up the covid vaccine patent to india, because old Bill doesnt want to lose money in the short term but Melinda knows this is bad for philanthropy brand long term. Anti-vax/Great reset/New world order conspiracy nutters in 3,2,1... 🤣

so does melinda get 50% of bill gates net worth now? Their long-term marital objective of microchipping the entire planet is a done deal. Clearly. They proved happiness cant buy through money Not Swans Just Ducks They’ll never be truly apart. They’ll always have each other’s microchips in their bloodstream.

Because he’s dull AF and she got hot! Good. Hopefully he can focus on his own backyard and not mine. ...Keeping up with the Bezos' Perhaps Harry & Meghan could learn a thing or two from the Gates about leading private lives? Gates do far more for the world than “oor couple” who seem to be always in the news

aaaaand she's gonna take half of everything he has. Cool. They couldn’t come into an agreement regarding how many people they wanted to enslave ok? nobody asked JeffreyEpstein LolitaExpress SexTrafficking Pedophilia बहुत दुख हो रहा की दो नेक इंसान अलग हो रहे है । भाई जैसे २७ साल निकल लिए कुछ और साल और झेल लेते । अब इस उम्र मे कहा सलमान भाई की तरह किक की तलाश करोंगे ।

Melinda need some young meat. I'm here melindagates don't fret baby girl ill massage you if you need Shocking news in the ravaging COVID-19 pandemic. Hope the vaccinations all over the world does not get affected. Hence !! Money can't buy you happiness !! She has probably realised what an evil man he really is and the millions crippled, dead from his vaccine experiments.. Him pushing his Covid vaccines is probably the icing on the cake..

Motherfucker bill

چه عجیب؟ چه تلخ! Don't take divorce,you are ideal couple in the world ,plz live together, forever this will great pride for the whole world,for the kind of God don't take divorce I'm sure this political environment didn't help. Bill being more of a numbers and facts guy and Melinda being more of a optimistic activist. Pressure from both directions must weigh alot on their relationship.

We will see how long they remain friends after she takes him for billions in the divorce Someone sign Bill up on seeking arrangement. Pls & thank u Bill Gats and Melinda could have some gain in doing it. Both are shroud, cunning and will have done this for some advantage. They can no longer 'grow' together. The apogee of current moral piety.

I hope he got a prenuptial agreement Looks like the beginning of a new scam! Not? Ahahahaaaa! alt-control-delete

Maybe they found a tax break...... It's because Bill is a pharma shill now Goood Decission by God bcz Billgates made Covid19 which still killing billions of peoples accross the world and now its turn of God who starts to take action from his house soon will punish Billgate ..... So sorry to hear the news. Very few billionaires spend so much time and effort to help humanity and make positive changes in the world. Glad they will still work on it together, but heartbreaking when people split apart. I hope it all works out for the best for all their family!

🏑 Look out ladies ! I wonder if she had a pre-nup. This is so sad, Alexa play the Jurassic World rap (Please don't tell me that's a real thing) Guy enjoyed everything.

Upcoming richest woman of 2021, just wait for the settlement amount poor Bill. melindagates this is making us all very sad. Life is more precious than any relationship but it's the marriage that keeps it going unto heaven. Both Bill and Melinda to work on fixing it considering people struggle for oxygen in India now. You guys are our strength too.

I would divorce Bill Gates also And just like that, another woman became one of the richest ever by divorcing a rich man. Will BillGates marry Ann Winblad now? Looks like Prince Charles story. Remember reading 27 years back how Ann Winblad asked him to marry Melinda I bet Ms. Bezos will be upset she was dethroned for being the wealthiest woman by doing nothing other than spreading her legs.

About to drop down on that worlds richest list after wifey gets paid out. Bill Gates gonna get Metoo watch lol We often wanna cry out where we know the beautiful world of our great leaders like Entrepreneur, Philanthropy BILLIONAIRE Bill Gates and gorgeous wife and family, 2 gorgeous people filled with passion to create and build. This is heartbreaking News🌹

I hope Melinda takes all Bill’s assets and saves humanity this way. She is our only hope now lol

The market is about to crash most likely. By giving Melinda Gates half the wealth they will be able to shield half their 💰🤑💸💲 This makes me sad. He's already on Tinder... Who cares. It's their personal affair and they should get their privacy. Damn media vultures Steve Miller..... Go on and take the money and run! BillGates is a tool

What if Bill & Melinda Shock the World and both agree to give their entire Wealth away over the next 6-months then re-start separate lives over with a fraction of their net worth? Statement Bill & Melinda Gates. We are to be Divorced. So no more screwing. But don't worry at all. We still intend to screw everybody on earth. Going forward. Masquerading as a charity we will screw humanity. Thank You BillGates MelindaGates

DrutangAtHome oh shhhht ~ Hey, elonmusk , Elon, I am very sad BillGates is getting divorced. Well, at least now he can devote more of his time working with AI he invested so much money into. Hell, can probably make his very own robot wife who does not talk back and argue with him. LoveYouElon If both are going to be single that increased my odds and meeting someone special

She has realized Billy boy is a power hungry elitist who has created the largest genocide ever know to man? Someone will never be able to use Windows again... Follow EjorNimo1 & ejor_official nobody cares about them flops Alimony time wahhhhh Who cares? He's a DB and I hope she takes it all! Anyone know if melindagates is looking for a sugar baby?

Anyone got Melinda's ? Asking for me. She is now the second richest woman on the planet for doing nothing. A philanthropist as claimed by her thriving on her husband's money. Man it sucks to be a man these days. Marriages are dead these days! BillMelindaDivorce BillGates billgatesdivorce golddigger

Who gets custody of my nanobots Maybe it’s living with the deprivation of a real meat burger and being forced to eat his veggie burgers🙄 that was the last straw thanks bill and miranda Hey big head BillGates Please pass Melinda my number...I'm single. Well, they’re still alive and rich, so 🤷🏾‍♀️. People divorce. I’m sure they’ll be ok.

Love and peace to you both. Life moves on. Happiness to both in the years ahead. So they doing propaganda for diverting covid related issues. Pray that Allah will continue to bless the and protect the from all evils and they will continue to do more good deeds. Sweet sweet alimony

LastWeekTonight look what you all did by calling Melinda out in front of Bill like that last night. Add my naughty snapchat premium juicyrebeccca for exclusive content 😈😈😈 This is sad Is he really transitioning? Is anyone else scared he’s going to start hanging out with Bezos and Musk? u3Y4BDE This is shocking to me and sad. 🥺

Good luck to both Oh God no! Sad The saddest news since the announcement of Carl Djerassi's death, a great scientist-philanthropist who made millions on his invention & then funded the arts. God bless you, Carl Djerassi, and other 'givers.' Donald Trump never was philanthropic.

Not surprised. Bill's a beta male simp. 🧐 Probably both transitioning - can’t wait for him to lose 1/2 his cash Sorry to hear this but it's not the first divorce in modern America. That is proof that marriage is HARD! shiiit whats the point of getting married these days if money isn't the problem in the marriage?! Like A Rod n J Lo, Kim Kardashian n Pimp Daddy etc....!!!!

May is ALS Awareness Month. Help share the voices of the voiceless. endALS Will this divorce help them in any way, if say, the multi-billionaires are forced to pay lots of taxes? Asking for a friend. For me this was absolutely horrible news. It seems like no couple lasts, remains together, 'till death do us part anymore.

Well...that's too bad.

i blame donald trump Run woman run! Get out while you can. That is really sad. I mean, Bill Gates is kinda nuts and all. But I still find this sad. He wants a female this time around. She says its micro & soft 😂😂 She was surely with him for his personality. Bill is going to marry Fauci Kim Kardashian looking at her next victim sorry husband.I always felt there was an animal inside Bill waiting to unleash.

We love them 😘❤️. Good people who have done great things. Oh no...right after leaving tech and getting into the vax business together. So sad.Poor billionaires.🤦🏾‍♂️😄🤷🏾‍♂️

Really does anyone care? We have other big issues in our life to be worried about ! aA billionaire getting divorced!It’s boring news It has no effect on anyone’s life just theirs! This is News AP and Enquirer are competing My brother is single. He’s super nice. I would like Melinda to be my new sister in law!

menopause....guys all over the world looking for moisture Here come the Q-Anon cult coming back out of their bushes. She secured the bag. Queen shit America sucks Time for Bill to move in on some fresh pussy whaaaatt Maybe he found a flavor of Linux installed on one of their computers.

Who cares? Omg this is all iamjohnoliver fault bc he was making fun of her in last nights interview for their prior arrests!! iamjohnoliver Did you have ANYTHING to do with this? 🤔 Marriage said: Ctrl, Alt, Delete She’s just like Jeff Bezos’ wife. Ready to tap out and get her coins. Maybe she got tired of him killing people with vaccines and he got tired of her penis in his ass.

Who’s getting the farm? So. Their marriage just needs an update

Told you don't listen to Fauci and stay locked in your million-dollar what point during the pandemic did you guys decide marriage wasnt for you? 'launched the world’s largest charitable foundation' yall really had to find a way to suck his dick huh? Probably the most important thing they're both craving right now is privacy. We should all give them that. I wish them well.

Ladies, let's get in line She probably got tired of his lil white beta thing. Another COVID casualty She got tired of them vaccines that fool was talking her into LastWeekTonight iamjohnoliver What did you do Sad to hear that but good luck to both Did not see that coming.

Haven't found her yet on Tinder. Hey there Melinda, I strongly believe this is why: 100% related to estate tax changes coming down the pike. I think this is a piss pore excuse. Most marriages stop growing. Even though they were both woke and into PC culture, I heard they kept on BUGGING each other which finally lead to their relationship CRASH.

No! Such sad news! They been together that long they could of ride it out Now that Bills hard drive has been formatted I wonder how long before he installs wife 2.0 Hmmm, Billy has a new main squeeze? Hanging out with Bezos too much huh?

cant wait to see what the world becomes with Divorced Dad Bill Gates first orders of business include: - moving into that kicky new condo down the street - buying a totally rad Ford Mustang GT - adding 'hey sport!' to his vocabulary to address the kids that he sees on Wednesdays [Me sliding into Bill Gates’ Tinder DMs] Me: Hey there- I’d love to hear you whisper these 7 words in my ear “Hey baby, Micro-soft... but my dick hard”

Ahhh sad news... they are both good and generous people, champions for good and worthy causes... I wish them and their family well... This is sadly ironic in that the Gates' marriage has been compared favorably to the failed marriage of JeffBezos and Mackenzie Scott. Bill and Melinda Gates were obviously equal partners in their foundation while Bezos obviously neglected Scott as he became the richest man ever.

Who frkin cares Nooo! I’ve admired this couple for their devotion to one another, integrity, and compassion for others. I’m so sorry BillGates and melindagates . This makes me sad. They seemed to bring out the best in each other. Well, 27 years is nothing to sneeze at. Still quite an achievement. Hopefully they’ll both be happy going forward.

But if Bill and Melinda Gates split up who will control the vaccine chips? We need to know. 😢

I sincerely don't understand 😕 Eh, she might walk away with a few bucks perhaps, LOL!! Charitable foundation lol Tax move? Bill bout to land in so much pussy Always sad to see a married couple part ways. Once again I’m reminded that money, and in this couple’s case a significant amount of all the money in the world, doesn’t guarantee lifelong happiness.

Me desperately in a hurry to see if it affected the size of my wallet .....nope. Oh well shit happens This is a sad news. They were married for so long!! I struggle to understand the divorces of such a long marriage. 😕Nevertheless, wish them both the best! Shoulda got a prenup She probably wasn’t on board with the whole depopulating the world

Genuinely gutted by this news! After 27years?! 😌 Who announces their divorce on Twitter?) * eugenicist’s Bill and Melinda Gates Melinda is an anti-vaxxer Did not expect this news... Hope it's not too late for either of them to find love elsewhere. Divorce is an enemy to marriage life, mutual respect, tolerance, honesty, forgiveness, faithfulness, humilty, loving and living, good sense of humor, trusting one another and working amicably should be advocated in a divine union. I will miss this union of Bill and Melinda Gates.

Which one of them is having an affair? Makes me sad. Damn

Can you blame her? He was micro-soft Most random of news on a Monday afternoon i’ve ever seen So sad that this society isn’t valuing family anymore! Her new dating life will now be tracked: Oh shit they might have to split up who gets which mansion. /s Bezos: I feel for ya' Bill. Bill: Thanks. By the way, have a spare bed where I could crash for a little while? Bezos: Only if you're a Prime sub. In all seriousness, no. Go ask Buffett. Better start an OnlyFans page so you don't slip too far down the billionaire list. Later.

It's a private matter. So I really don't need know about this. How about the News media cover news that's actually important. Cause this isn't that. Judge: How much you want? Melinda: HALF But why? This is so random. I guess you never know what's going on in people's lives!

Glad they will still continue with the foundation. It provides a lot of good. DIVORCE has the same letter than COVID +RE JustSaying