Microsoft founder Bill Gates has announced a decision to divorce his wife Melinda, after 27 years of being married together.
The announcement was made public, Monday, in a tweet by Gates whose net worth of $130 billion ranks him among the richest men in the world.
Bill Gates and Melinda wrote, “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 wrote further “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.” he said.