Bill And Melinda Gates Are Getting Divorced.
Bill Gates, co-founder and former CEO of Microsoft, said in a tweet on Monday that he and his wife, Melinda Gates, will be splitting up after 27 years. The two will keep working together on philanthropic work, which has addressed education, gender equality and health care.
He made his money through the firm he co-founded in the 1970s, Microsoft, the world's biggest software company.
The pair both posted the statement announcing their divorce on Twitter.
"After a great deal of thought and a lot of work on our relationship, we have made the decision to end our marriage," Bill and Melinda Gates wrote in a statement that Bill Gates tweeted out.
They first met in the 1980s when Melinda joined Bill's Microsoft firm.