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Bill Gates and Melinda divorce after 27 years of marriage

 International Desk daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 09:45 AM, 4 May 2021   Updated: 11:26 AM, 4 May 2021

Bill Gates and Melinda Gates; Photo: Collected

Bill Gates and Melinda Gates; Photo: Collected

Bill Gates, the world-famous US billionaire and co-founder of Microsoft, and his wife Melinda Gates have decided to get divorced, with this, their 27 years-long marriage comes to an end.

They announced their separation in a joint Twitter message on Monday night.

In that Twitter message, Bill-Melinda said, “After examining and reflecting on our relationship, we have decided to end our marriage. We don’t think we can live as a couple anymore.”

The two became acquainted when Melinda joined Bill Gates’ Microsoft company in the late 1980s. They later fell in love and got married in 1994. In their 27-year-long marriage, the couple had three children.

Bill-Melinda’s Twitter message, announcing their 27 years marriage

The couple formed the ‘Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’ in 2000. They are both co-directors. The organization has been helping to fight infectious diseases around the world and bring children under vaccination. The organization spends $53.8 billion on a variety of projects around the world, including health and poverty alleviation. 

Together with another millionaire Warren Buffett, the couple started an initiative called ‘Giving Pledge’ – which aims to raise a large portion of the billionaires’ wealth through charity.

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