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Bill and Melinda Gates announce divorce: What you need to know


Bill and Melinda Gates. Picture courtesy : Forbes

After 27 years of marriage, Bill and Melinda Gates announced on Monday May 3rd, that they have decided to end their marriage. Here is everything we know about the update so far:

  1. The news was announced on the social media accounts of the couple on Monday afternoon.

  2. The couple has been married for 27 years and has three children together.

  3. The statement released by the couple said that this decision comes after a “great deal of thought and work.”

  4. The statement further said, “We continue to share a belief in that mission and will continue to work together at the foundation, but we no longer believe we can grow together as a couple in this next phase of our lives.”

  5. The couple had built a fortune of about $127bn

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