Microsoft co-founder Bill Gentsch and his wife Melinda are separated from each other after 27 years. The property division continues after the declaration of divorce. With this, Melinda is getting a lot of money including a stake in the company.
Bill Gates and Melinda Gates
Bill Gates, one of the richest men in the world, has decided to break his 27-year-old marriage to his wife Melinda Gates. His announcement has shocked his loved ones. However, Melinda became a billionaire as soon as she divorced from the bill. In the last few days, Melinda has raised more than two billion dollars. In addition, he has got a large stake in Cascade Investment, the largest company formed by Bill Gates.
Following the announcement of the search, Melinda has been transferred by Cascade Investment to two of the largest companies in Mexico. According to a report released by Bloomberg this week, Cascade Investment transferred approximately $ 1.8 billion of shares to Melinda to the Canadian National Railway Company and AutoNation Inc. Cascade currently has securities worth more than $ 50 billion. These include Republic Services Inc., Deere & Company and Ecolab Inc.
Even after divorce, they will work together in the foundation
An organization called Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is run on behalf of Bill Gates and his wife. Recently, a statement was issued saying that both of them will work together for the institution even after getting divorced. The Seattle-based entity had total assets of $ 43.3 billion in 2019.
Joint statement issued on marriage break
Bill Gates and his wife Melinda had issued a joint statement on Twitter about their separation from each other. Both said, ‘After much deliberation and working on our relationship, we have decided to end our marriage.’ They declared divorce on 3 May. They were with each other for 27 years. After the decision to end the marriage, the two will also have about 145 billion dollars worth of property, the process of which has already started.
The foundation of love was found from the meeting in the company
Microsoft co-founder Bill Gentsch and his wife Melinda met at the company. Melinda worked as a product manager at Microsoft in 1987. This is where love started between them. After dating each other for a few years, the two got married in 1994 in Hawaii. The couple also has three children.
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