On Monday, they issued a statement on Twitter: “After a great deal of thought and a lot of work on our relationship, we have made the decision to end our marriage,”
New York, NY (WS News Publisher) – Bill and Melinda Gates said they will divorce after 27 years of marriage. According to media reports, the couple did not have a prenuptial agreement before getting married, which means they will allocate assets. With total assets of more than 130 billion U.S. dollars, the couple has been the most generous philanthropist in the world over the past few decades.
According to a petition, the couple had separated, although the date and terms were not disclosed, and a separation contract was signed. According to the document, they have no prenuptial agreement.
In fact, the property owned by the couple is hard to estimate. Gates owns a 20-room spacious family home in Medina, Washington, covering 20,000 square feet and more high-value real estate. Outside of Ling, the couple purchased 242,000 acres of farmland across the country, and they are already the largest agricultural property owner in the United States.
Bill Gates is the co-founder of Microsoft, owns 1% of shares in technology companies, and is worth an estimated $146 billion. According to “Forbes” reports, the 65-year-old Bill Gates is the world’s fourth richest person, worth $124 billion. The divorce agreement is bound to become one of the largest divorce agreements in history.
The most famous example of divorce and wealth redistribution in recent years is the separation of world leader Jeff Bezos and his wife MacKenzie Scott. Scott received alimony payments worth more than 35 billion U.S. dollars.