Bill Gates, 65, and his wife Melinda Gates, 57, co-founders of Microsoft, one of the world’s largest technology companies, have announced the end of their 27-year marriage. “We can no longer believe that we will be able to live together as a couple in the next phase of our lives,” they said in a statement announcing the break-up, according to the BBC and The Guardian.
Bill Gates and his wife Melinda are one of the five richest couples in the world. Bill Gates has a net worth of 124 billion USD. They suddenly announced their separation. Two weeks ago, the two were virtually involved in a program with paramedics fighting the epidemic.
In a joint message posted on Twitter on Monday, the Gates couple said, “After much thought, we decided to end the marriage.”
In the tweet, Bill Gates and Melinda said, “In the last 27 years, we have had three wonderful children. We have built a foundation that works for the health and well-being of people around the world. The foundation from which we started the foundation will remain. We will continue the work of this foundation together. But we can no longer believe that we will be able to live together as a couple in the next phase of our lives. ‘
The Gates Foundation works primarily to develop the world’s health sector. The foundation is the largest fundraiser for coronavirus treatment and vaccine development. Bill Gates said he wants to spend billions of dollars to prevent the spread of the virus.
The Gates couple have three children, Jennifer, 25, Rory, 21, and Phoebe, 18. Jennifer Gates wrote on Instagram, ‘We had a hard time for the whole family.’ Jennifer, the eldest daughter of the Gates couple, thanked everyone in advance for understanding personal privacy in the next step of life.
Earlier, Melinda said, “Their marriage is in a very difficult situation. Bill regularly works 16 hours a day. It is difficult for him to find time for his family, ”he told the Sunday Times on his 25th wedding anniversary in 2019.