Bill and Melinda Gates announced their decision to divorce after 27 years of marriage. Around 4:30 pm EST, Bill Gates tweeted, "After a great deal of thought and a lot of work on our relationship, we have made the decision to end our marriage." He added, "We no longer believe we can grow together as a couple in this next phase of our lives."
Bill Gates, who co-founded Microsoft, has an estimated net worth of $124 billion, according to Forbes. They share three adult children, and they have been known for their philanthropic efforts, including contributing $250 million to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. You can read their full statement above.