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Bill, Melinda Gates Announce Divorce

Co-founder of Microsoft, Bill Gates and his wife, Melinda Gates are getting a divorce.

The duo announced this on Monday via in a statement they jointly signed and shared 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,” the joint statement read.

“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.

Bill, Melinda Gates Announce Divorce

“We continue to share a belief in that mission and will continue our work together at the foundation, but we no longer believe we can grow together as a couple in this next phase of our lives.”

Bill Gates married Melinda, a philanthropist and former general manager of Microsoft, in 1994. They both founded the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, a private charitable organization which has spent more than $50 billion since 2000.

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