Bill and Melinda Gates said Monday on Twitter that they will split up after 27 years, Washington Examiner reported.
The couple said the decision came “after a great deal of thought and a lot of work on [their] relationship.”
“We no longer believe we can grow together as a couple in this next phase of our lives,” the couple said while pledging to continue to work together at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
— Bill Gates (@BillGates) May 3, 2021
Bill Gates is 65, and Melinda Gates is 56.
They met each other at Microsoft, the company Bill Gates co-founded in 1975, and together have three grown children.
In 2000, they founded the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, a non-profit organization that promoted a progressive globalist agenda worldwide. For example, in February, the Foundation is funding activists who think math is racist and that showing your work is “white supremacy.” Last September, the Bail Project, an organization that earned millions from the Foundation, was connected to radical Antifa rioters, the National File reported.
The couple’s separation could become the most costly in history, although the financial specifics of the divorce are still unknown. According to Forbes, Bill Gates’s net worth is reported to be over $130 billion, and he owns just over 1% of Microsoft stock, which has a market value of $1.9 trillion.
The most costly divorce to date belongs to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and his ex-wife, MacKenzie. The couple’s $38 billion divorce—which reportedly involved $140 billion in assets—was finalized in 2019, after Jeff Bezos was discovered to be having an affair with media personality Lauren Sanchez.