Philanthropist Bill Gates announced his separation from businesswoman Melinda Gates after 27 years of marriage.
Through their Twitter account, they released a joint statement:
“After thinking about it and working hard on our relationship, we have made the decision to end our marriage. Over the past 27 years, we have raised three incredible children and a foundation that works around the world to enable people to lead lives. healthy and productive. We continue to share the belief that missionaries will continue our work together at the foundation, but we no longer believe that 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 the this new life. ”
The couple has three children: Rory John Gates, Jennifer Katharine Gates, Phoebe Adele Gates.
Who is Melinda Gates?
Melinda Gates is one of the most powerful women in the world according to Forbes, managing one of the largest and most important philanthropic organizations today.
She studied at Duke University and is co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, created in 2000 with a $ 40 billion trust endowment. In addition, it directs its efforts to support the rights of women and girls, to ensure health issues, and currently for vaccines against viral diseases.
Although the one born in Dallas, Texas is the life assured with an individual fortune valued at $ 70 billion.
Who is Bill Gates?
Bill Gates is the co-founder of Microsoft and boasts a fortune of 124,000 million dollars that places him as the fourth richest man in the world, according to Forbes.
His conception of success has changed over the years. At 25 he was just struggling to expand his tech empire and add millions.
Now she believes that success lies in making a difference: inventing something, raising children, or helping people in need. Or, build meaningful relationships.