Divorce of Bill and Melinda Gates: the first confidenc…

Divorce of Bill and Melinda Gates: the first confidenc...

Bill Gates confided in his divorce with Melinda Gates in the columns of Paris Match published this Thursday. The end of 27 years of marriage…on good terms.

In 2021, Bill and Melinda Gates announce their divorce. The couple separate after 27 years of marriage, celebrated in 1994. The couple had met through Microsoft, Melinda working in the marketing department at the time. In 2000, they created the Bill-and-Melinda-Gates Foundation, which works to fight poverty, disease and inequality around the world.

For their fund, they still work together today. “We are constantly exchanging e-mails in relation to the foundation, told Bill Gates in the pages of Paris Match this Thursday. Mélinda is a valuable partner in ensuring that the money I have invested is spent in the most effective way. I praise the way he works with me, seeing what I don’t see.”

Bill Gates on good terms with Melinda

The founder of Microsoft claims to have a good relationship with his ex-wife and their three children, Phoebe, Jennifer and Rory. “I also have three wonderful children and a very good relationship with Melinda, despite all the mistakes I may have made. So, I consider myself very lucky that she chose to stay at the foundation!”

What is the reason for the divorce? According to a spokesperson for the IT group, “Bill Gates sought to establish an intimate relationship with a company employee in 2000. A board committee reviewed the issue, aided by an outside law firm, to conduct a thorough investigation“. The employee, an engineer within Microsoft, had affirmed, in a letter, to have maintained a sexual relationship with Bill Gatesfor years“, relates the Wall Street Journal, before specifying that the resignation of the billionaire had taken place before the end of this investigation.

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Bill and Melinda Gates divorce after 27 years of marriage.

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In 1994, they said yes for life.

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Together they had three children.

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Bill Gates and his wife Melinda are received at the Elysée to be decorated with the highest distinction, the insignia of Commander of the Legion of Honor. Paris, April 21, 2017.

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Bill Gates and his wife Melinda are received at the Elysée to be decorated with the highest distinction, the insignia of Commander of the Legion of Honor. Paris, April 21, 2017.

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Bill Gates and his wife Melinda came to support their daughter Jennifer during the 13th edition of the Jumping International de Monte Carlo which takes place on the Quai Albert 1er of Port Hercule in Monaco on June 28, 2018. The Jumping International de Monte Carlo is part of one of the stages of the Longines Global Champions Tour. It runs until June 30.

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Bill Gates and Melinda Gates divorce after 27 years of marriage.

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Bill Gates and his wife Melinda during a swimming competition during the 2008 Beijing Olympics. August 9, 2008

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Bill Gates and his wife Melinda during a swimming competition during the 2008 Beijing Olympics. August 10, 2008

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Bill Gates and his wife Melinda came to encourage their daughter Jennifer who is taking part in the 13th edition of the “Jumping International de Monte-Carlo” which takes place until June 30, 2018, on the Quai Albert 1er of Port Hercule in Monaco. The Jumping International de Monte-Carlo is a stage of the Longines Global Champions Tour. Monaco, June 28, 2018.

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The President of the Republic Emmanuel Macron takes part in the “goalkeepers” event with Bill and Melinda Gates, on September 26, 2018, in New York, United States.