Bill & Melinda Gates have been a power couple for the past 27 years. They have worked on various projects together but it turns out they are no longer able to continue as a married couple. The two have filed for divorce.
Statement after filing for divorce
They took it to their Twitter accounts announcing the divorce. The note that they both shared read:
“After a great deal of thought and a lot of work on our relationship, we have made the decision to end our marriage. Over the last 27 years, we have raised three incredible children and built a foundation that works all over the world to enable all people to lead healthy, productive lives. We continue to share a belief in that mission and will continue our work together at the foundation, but we no longer believe we can grow together as a couple in this next phase of our lives. We ask for space and privacy for our family as we begin to navigate this new life.”
— Bill Gates (@BillGates) May 3, 2021
Melinda became part of Microsft in the 1980s. But after they got married, Melinda became a stay-at-home mother for three children. Later on, Melinda started jointly running Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Through that foundation, they have donated billions for good causes.
Bill & Melinda Gates over the years
Bill Gates, the 4th wealthiest person globally ($124 billion), had said in a Netflix documentary that they loved each other so much that they were either going to break up or marry each other. But in their married life they were not equal. She believed that they should be equal. And this improved when she started working at the Foundation. She learnt to step up while Bill learnt to accept that equality.
At 65, Bill left his company to focus on the good causes. But it seems that moving forward, their goals don’t align anymore.
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