Microsoft Founder Bill Gates Divorced His Wife
The couple did not give reasons for the divorce, but close friends say they have been on the verge of separating for the past few years.
Bill Gates, the head of U.S. Microsoft Corp., has divorced his wife of 27 years they were married. The American billionaire announced this in his Twitter account.
As reported by Western media, the couple did not give reasons for the divorce, but close friends say that they have been on the verge of parting for the past few years.
According to Bloomberg Billion Index, Bill Gates is now the fourth richest man globally with a fortune of $146 billion.
The New York Times wonders what will happen to that money next. And they explain why it matters.
In her filing, Melinda Gates asks for no support from her spouse. She asks the court to declare their marriage “irretrievably dissolved.”
At the same time, the billionaire’s wife is asking the court to resolve all property issues under the separation agreement.
The separation contract itself is not included in the divorce petition. Still, the documents show that the couple had been living apart for some time and had settled all property issues by a previously signed legal agreement.
That Bill and Melinda Gates had decided to divorce after 27 years of marriage, the Microsoft founder announced earlier on Twitter. According to him, they took this step “after much reflection and a lot of work on their relationship.”
Recall that in early April, the U.S. magazine Forbes presented its annual ranking of the wealthiest businessmen in the world. Microsoft founder Bill Gates finished in the top five of the list with a fortune of $129.3 billion.)