Bill Gates-Melinda French: According to the report of the news agency Reuters, Bill Gates and Melinda French have officially separated.
Bill Gates and Melinda Gates (File Photo)
The divorce between Microsoft co-founder and billionaire Bill Gates and Melinda French was finalized on Monday. In this way both of them got divorced and they officially separated. The news agency Reuters has given this information citing the court document. Bill and Melinda, the co-founders of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, filed for divorce on May 3 this year after nearly 30 years of marriage.
Bill and Melinda were the second high-profile billionaires to part ways. Before him, Amazon founder and billionaire Jeff Bezos and MacKenzie Bezos divorced in 2019. Bill Gates and Melinda French announced their divorce on Twitter. In the midst of speculation about their divorce, several media reports gave information about the behavior of Bill Gates at his workplace. A recent report in The New York Times said that Gates used to ‘implicate’ women who worked at Microsoft or their foundation.
How will the property be divided, information about it not found
Bill Gates and Melinda French have said that they will continue to work together in their charitable foundation. He also said that they have agreed on how to divide their marital property. Bill Gates is the owner of 152 billion dollars. The order, filed Monday in King County Superior Court in Seattle, Washington, did not disclose any details of the property agreement, Reuters reported. The court has also not issued a property, money or spouse judgment in the divorce of Bill Gates and Melinda French. The court said that the couple should abide by the conditions of separation.
Gates Foundation has spent $50 billion in 20 years
Let us tell you that the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is known for its commendable work in the field of global public health. It has spent more than $50 billion in more than 20 years tackling poverty and disease. The foundation has also been widely praised for its initiatives in malaria and polio eradication, child nutrition and vaccines. At the same time, when the coronavirus pandemic surfaced in front of the world, the foundation promised $1.75 billion to fight the virus.
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