Bill Gates (65) and Melinda Gates (56) have announced the end of their 27-year marriage.
Bill and Melinda Gates, the father of three, wrote on Twitter that they do not believe they can live together anymore.
They further urge through their Twitter message to allow for the privacy that comes with starting a new life.
Founded in 2000, the couple co-founded the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, which plays a significant role for children around the world.
The organization spends billions to fight communicable diseases and encourages children to be vaccinated against infectious diseases.
The base for the COVID-19 relief fund, which Gates has supported for extensive programs on malaria and polio eradication, child nutrition and vaccination, was about $ 1.75 billion last year.
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has become one of the most powerful and influential forces in global public health, spending more than $ 50 billion on global poverty and disease control over the past few decades, according to foreign reports.
According to Forbes magazine, Bill Gates is the fourth richest man in the world with a net worth of $ 124 billion.
Bill Gates became rich through the world’s largest software company, which was founded in the 1970s.
They first met Melinda when she joined Bill Gates’ Microsoft in the 1980s as a production manager.
Their wedding took place in Lanai, Hawaii in 1994, and it was reported that they had rented all the local helicopters to stop flying over other people.
Billionaire Bill Gates left the Microsoft board last year.
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