Unexpectedly, it was the headlines of technology gossip early in the morning.
Microsoft founder Bill Gates issued a statement on the social platform announcing that he had decided to divorce. Gates said that in the 27 years since their marriage, the two have raised 3 outstanding children and founded a foundation (2000).
Although the foundation will be jointly operated with the same philosophy in the future, they cannot get along in life day and night.
According to data,
Bill and Melinda met at the New York trade show in 1987, when Melinda joined Microsoft not long ago. In 1994, the two held a wedding at a golf course in Hawaii. Bill Gates’s wife, Melinda Gates, worked as a product marketing manager at Microsoft and oversaw the launch of many software products before leaving the company in 1996.
It is not clear how the divorce of Bill and Melinda will affect the foundation.
The foundation has donated up to 50 billion US dollars. In addition to two trustees, there is Warren Buffett. Currently, the CEO of the foundation is Mark Suzman.
It is also understood that court documents obtained by the media show that Melinda claimed that the marriage of the two was irreversibly broken, and the two had no prenuptial agreement.
According to Forbes data, Gates has a net worth of US$124 billion, making him the fourth richest person in the world.