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American billionaire Bill Gates, founder of Microsoft, announced his wife Melinda after 27 years of marriage, and after they had combined a fortune of $ 124 billion.
The 65-year-old Microsoft founder announced his divorce on his Twitter account, writing, “After a great deal of thought and a lot of work, we made a decision to end our marriage.”
Bill Gates added, “Over the past 27 years, we have raised three wonderful children and built a foundation that works all over the world to enable all people to lead a healthy and productive life.”
He continued: “We continue to share belief in one mission and will continue to work together in the organization, but we no longer believe that we can grow together as a couple in this next stage of our lives.”
“We ask for space and privacy for our family as we begin to navigate this new life,” he added.
The couple have three children: Jennifer, 25, Rory, 21, and Phoebe 18, Melinda, 56, and Bill Gates, 9 years younger.