A new quest by Bill and Melinda Gate to enjoy a little freedom, a little wealth separately, and pursue interests outside matrimony; may be behind an amicable agreement to ditch their marriage.
Bill and Melinda Gates, parents of three children who met at Microsoft in the 1980s, have been married for 27 years.
But both after a ‘micro’ study of their relationship have come out with what appears like a ‘soft’ understanding, saying to friends and associates alike, “we no longer believe we can grow together as a couple”.
Wow! The announcement by the fourth richest man in the universe and his former spouse, Melinda, is spreading like bushfire across the world.
A day after the announcement to effectively end the glamorous tie was made, many are digging deep for bits and pieces of information that may reveal the real reason behind the sudden separation.
The two who jointly run the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation have spent billions fighting causes such as infectious diseases and encouraging vaccinations in children.
Although their common efforts have helped save lives and put hope on the faces of many, Bill and Melinda have however, been unable to save their union.
“After a great deal of thought and a lot of work on our relationship, we have made the decision to end our marriage,” Bill and Melinda said on Twitter.
They further explained, “Over the last 27 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”, they stressed, “but we no 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”, they pleaded
The Gates – along with investor Warren Buffett – are behind the Giving Pledge, which calls on billionaires to commit to giving away the majority of their wealth to good causes.
According to Forbes, Bill Gate is worth $124bn. That makes him the fourth wealthiest person in the world.
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