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Bill and Melinda Gates announce divorce after 27 years

Bill and Melinda Gates announce divorce after 27 years

Bill and Melinda Gates announce divorce after 27 years

Bill and Melinda Gates have announced divorce after 27 years,

saying “we no longer believe we can grow together as a couple.”

“After a great deal of thought and a lot of work on our relationship,

we have made the decision to end our marriage,”

the pair wrote on Twitter.

The two met in the late 1980s when Melinda joined Bill’s Microsoft firm.

They have three children.

They jointly run the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

The organization has spent billions fighting causes such as infectious

diseases and encouraging vaccinations in children.

Bill and Melinda Gates announce divorce after 27 years
Bill and Melinda Gates announce divorce after 27 years

The Gates and investor Warren Buffett are behind the Giving Pledge,

which calls on billionaires to commit to giving away the

majority of their wealth to good causes.

Bill Gates is the fourth wealthiest person in the world,

according to Forbes.

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