Bill gates and his Wife, melinda gates have announced their divorce. Bill gates who is a self made billionaire made the announcement via his official twitter handle, saying they can no longer grow together as a couple in the next phase of their lives. This came as as shock to many as the duo have always been considered as the “IT” couple.
In a tweet by bill gates he said “After a great deal of thought and a lot of work on our relationship, we have made the decision to end our marriage. Over the last twenty-seven years, we have raised three incredible children and built a foundation that works all over the world to enable all people to lead healthy, productive lives. We continue to share a belief in that mission and will continue our work together at the foundation, but we longer believe we can grow together as a couple in the next phase of our lives. We ask for space and privacy for our family as we begin to navigate this new life” – Bill and melinda gates.
The duo were known to have met at microsoft back in 1987 while melinda worked as productive manager. Bill Gates became the world’s youngest self-made billionaire after Microsoft went public in 1986. The couple founded their charitable organization in 2000, which works to improve global health and create equal opportunities for people around the world. Gates stepped down as Microsoft CEO in 2008 to focus on the foundation.
The news of their divorce has garnered huge criticisms from media users and influencer alike. To some they thought being rich one wouldn’t have to think about getting divorce because why would you, when you have all the money.
Adam wrote “Melinda not dropping her married name, that’s gateskeeping”.
Oluwajomiloju wrote “Seeing Bill and Melinda Gates not Excel at their relationship has me like “Word?” I wish our Windows weren’t closed but you made it a PowerPoint to stay away. Here’s hoping your future has a better Outlook.”