Bill and Melinda Gates announce divorce


Bill and Melinda Gates, whose joint fortune is estimated at US$130 billion, are ending their marriage but will continue working together on the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. – EPA pic, May 4, 2021.

MICROSOFT founder Bill Gates and his wife and fellow philanthropist Melinda announced yesterday they are divorcing after 27 years of marriage.

One of the world’s wealthiest couples – with a joint fortune estimated at US$130 billion (RM52 billion) – the Gates have channelled billions into charitable work around the globe via their hugely influential foundation.


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