Bill, Melinda Gates marriage hit the rocks, part ways after 27 years


Bill and Melinda Gates have announced they are divorcing after 27 years of marriage.

The couple, one of the most famous in the world, built a $127billion fortune.

On Monday, Gates, 65, announced their decision in a tweet.

The Microsoft founder said after a great deal of thought and a lot of work, “we have made the decision to end our marriage”.

He noted that they raised three children and built a global foundation that helps people to lead healthy, productive lives.

Gates said they continue to share a belief in that mission and will continue to work together at the foundation.

He disclosed they agreed there was no more future together as a couple.

“We ask for space and privacy for our family as we begin to navigate this new life”, the statement read.

The couple have three kids; Jennifer, 25, Rory, 21, and Phoebe, 18.

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