Bill and Melinda Gates announced on Twitter on Monday afternoon that they are getting divorced.
‘After a great deal of thought and a lot of work on our relationship, we have made the decision to end our marriage,’ states a joint statement by the Gates tweeted by the Microsoft co-founder.
Bill and Melinda wrote that they ‘raised three incredible children’ and ‘built a foundation that works all over the world to enable all people to lead healthy, productive lives’, referring to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
‘We continue to share a belief in that mission and will continue our work together at the foundation,’ the couple stated, ‘But we no longer believe we can grow together as a couple in this next phase of our lives.’
The billionaire philanthropists were married for 27 years. They started their foundation in 2000 and it was reported to be the biggest private foundation in the world in 2019.
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