Bill and Melinda Gates, two of the most influential philanthropists in the world, said on Monday that they were going to divorce.
The couple have emerged as leading figures in the fight against Covid-19 globally, and their breakup is likely to cause shock waves in the fields of charity and health community and business.
The divorce will raise new questions about the fate of Gates fortune, most of which have yet to be donated to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Gates, the co-founder of Microsoft, is one of the richest men in the world, with an estimated net worth of $ 124 billion, according to Forbes.
“After a lot of thought and consideration about our relationship, we made the decision to end our marriage,” the couple said in a statement posted to Mr. Gates. Twitter account.
This is a development story. Check for updates again.