Bill Gates, who has long been one of the richest men on the planet, announced via Twitter that his more than ten-year marriage relationship with Melinda Gates has come to an end.
Bill Gates is a character who needs no introduction. It is thanks to him that we have entered the era of modern personal computers, with its Microsoft we said goodbye to MS-Dos entering the era of graphical interfaces for the use of PCs, making them accessible to everyone.
“After much thought and a lot of work on our relationship, we made the decision to end our marriage. Over the past 27 years, we have raised three amazing children and created a foundation that works around the world to empower people to have healthy and productive lives. We will continue to share and believe in this mission and continue our common work in the foundation, but we no longer believe we can continue together as a couple in the next phase of our lives. We ask for some space and privacy for our families as we embark on this new life. Melinda Gates and Bill Gates“, This is the message with which the couple announced the separation.
Of the enormous wealth accumulated by Bill Gates and his wife Melinda, only a very small part will be transformed into an inheritance for the three children. To be precise, the three children will inherit only 10 million dollars each, the remaining huge amount will be donated to charity. An asset that at the end of 2020 amounted to 124 billion dollars, making it the fourth richest man in the world after Jeff Bezos of Amazon, Elon Musk of Tesla and SpaceX, and Bernard Arnault of LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton.
The foundation they created, only in 2020 donated $ 250 million to fight the Coronavirus pandemic which affected the entire planet.
We can only wish him the best for the next few years to come.