On May 3, Bill Gates and Melinda Gates announced their divorce on Twitter. Here’s a look at what is Bill and Melinda’s net worth as the couple decides to go through the divorce without a prenup.
Bill and Melinda have always worked together on various foundations. At the same time, the pair had been married for 27 years before they announced their split. Their announcement comes as a surprise to everyone. However, the couple promises to work together on their foundation even after the split.
What is Bill Gates’ net worth?
Bill has an estimated net worth of $124 billion. He is said to be the fourth richest man in the world. At the same time, he is part of the world’s largest private charitable foundation, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
The Foundation has an estimated $51 billion in assets. A large portion of his net worth comes from his contribution to Microsoft Corporation. As a co-founder of the company, Bill has spent a lot of time trying to make the company one of the best in the world.
However, in 2020, he decided to step down from his position and focus more on his philanthropic work. People got to witness this side to him in his Netflix documentary Inside Bill’s Brain: Decoding Bill Gate. It is reported that he has donated $35.8 billion worth of Microsoft stock to the Gates Foundation. At the moment, Bill only owns 1% of shares in the company.
What is Melinda Gates net worth?
Melinda is estimated to have a net worth of $70 billion. Throughout the years, Melinda has helped Bill with their philanthropic work. She is the co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
Both Bill and Melinda decided to work on the Foundation as they had seen their parents give back to the community. The pair wanted to make sure they were able to follow in their footsteps.
Their Foundation tries to bridge the gap that exists between the public and private sectors. Over the year, Melinda has played a crucial role in building the Foundation.
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Bill and Melinda Gates announce divorce without prenup
Bill and Melinda had announced their divorce on Twitter. The post read: ““After a great deal of thought and a lot of work on our relationship, we have made the decision to end our marriage.”
The statement continued: “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.”
The pair does not have a prenup, but they plan on working together as they build their Foundation stronger.