First it was Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos, and now Bill and Melinda Gates are getting divorced…after 27 years of marriage.
They issued a statement saying, “We no longer believe we can grow together as a couple in this next phase of our lives.”
They added that they will continue to work together at the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation, which helps people all over the world to, “lead healthy, productive lives.” The charity was founded in 2000, and is now worth over $40 billion.
Bill and Melinda got married in Hawaii on January 1st, 1994. He’s 65, she’s 56. They have three kids…a 21-year-old son and two daughters, ages 18 and 25.
Bill is worth around $137 billion. They never had a prenup, but Belinda’s divorce petition says they’ve already come to a “separation agreement”…and she will not need spousal support.