Bill Gate and Melinda Gate announces they’re getting a divorce

Bill and Melinda Gates have announced that they are getting a divorce after their 27 years of marriage.

They made this announcement today, May 3, from their personal accounts.

The couple said that the decision came after a “great deal of thought and work.”

They said they no longer believe they can grow together as a couple in this “next phase” of their lives.

He wrote on Twitter and said;

“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,” they said in a statement. “We ask for space and privacy for our family as we begin to navigate this new life.

Bill Gates was formerly the world’s richest person and his fortune is estimated at well over $100 billion. How the couple end up settling their estate and any impact on the foundation will be closely watched, especially after another high-profile Seattle-area billionaire couple recently ended their marriage.