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.


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“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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