Billionaire Bill Gates and wife Melinda announce divorce

Billionaire businessman Bill Gates and wife Melinda have confirmed they’re getting a divorce after almost three decades of marriage.

The Mircosoft founder confirmed the news in a lengthy statement posted to his official Twitter account on Tuesday.

“After a great deal of thought and a lot of work on our relationship, we have made the decision to end our marriage,” the couple said in the joint statement.


“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.

“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.

“We ask for space and privacy for our family as we begin to navigate this new life,” the statement concluded.

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