Bill and Melinda Gates announce divorce after 27 years together 

Bill and Melinda Gates

Microsoft co-founder, Bill Gates and wife, Melinda Gates announced their divorce on twitter,Monday after 27 years together.

The billionaire couple who built a $124bn (£89bn) fortune, said is statement;

“After a great deal of thought and a lot of work on our relationship, we have made the decision to end our marriage,”

“will continue to work together to shape and approve foundation strategies, advocate for the foundation’s issues and set the organization’s overall direction,” the Gates Foundation said in a statement.

The couple have three children, Jennifer, 25, Rory, 21, and Phoebe, 18. Jennifer wrote on Instagram that it had “been a challenging stretch of time for our whole family”.

“Thank you for understanding our desire for privacy while we navigate the next phase of our lives,” she wrote.

Ah, this is not good news.

 

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