Bill and Melinda Gates get a divorce after 27 years of marriage

May 4, 2021


Bill Gates made the announcement on Twitter earlier today.

Earlier today, Bill Gates announced on Twitter that he and his wife, Melinda Gates, will be getting a divorce. This comes after 27 years of marriage, which saw the couple launch several foundations and do a lot of charity work as a unit. Bill and Melinda originally met at Microsoft when she was one of the first female coders to join Bill’s company. 


The couple command a massive estate, worth more than R2 trillion. They have not given any indication as to their respective financial positions after the marriage comes to an end. According to Bill’s tweet, he and Melinda will continue to work together at their foundation, even after their split. He asked for space while they figure out how to navigate their new lives, without each other.