Bill and Melinda Gates announce divorce after 27 years, saying “we no longer believe we can grow together as a couple”
The pair announced in a statement on their verified Twitter accounts.
Bill and Melinda Gates divorce
“After a great deal of thought and a lot of work on our relationship, we have made the decision to end our marriage,” the statement reads.
The couple founded their philanthropic organization, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, together in 2000. Since then, the foundation has spent $53.8 billion on a wide range of initiatives related to global health, poverty alleviation.