By Monitoring Desk
WASHINGTON : Bill Gates, the world’s richest man, and his ex-wife, Melinda, have recently divorced.
It is now being speculated around the world that since Bill Gates is the fourth richest man in the world, Melinda will also get billions of dollars after her separation. It is said that if she gets an equal share, she can become the richest woman in the world.
Melinda Gates is working for the welfare of women around the world these days. It is estimated that after the divorce from the founder of Microsoft, they will get around ً 73 billion.
According to media reports, Bill Gates and Melinda have filed for divorce in the Family Court. The text of the petition states that their married life has been shattered. It also calls for a fair distribution of assets, valued at 14 146 billion in US currency.
It may be recalled that the two persons were married in 1994 and did not enter into any agreement by mutual consent on this occasion. U.S. law states that if no such agreement is reached, the distribution of wealth after divorce is equal.
The big announcement was made by Bill Gates and Melinda via the social networking site Twitter. “After much thought and consideration of our relationship, we have decided that this marriage should end now,” they wrote.
The two met in 1980 when Melinda joined Microsoft. Bill Gates and Melinda were one of the most successful and richest couples in the world. Together, they run a public welfare organization called the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. They also have three children.
The charity has so far spent billions of dollars vaccinating children against infectious diseases. Bill Gates is the fourth richest man in the world. He has an estimated net worth of 12 124 billion.
He made the bulk of his fortune from his technology company, Microsoft, which he set up with friends in the 1970s. Bill Gates and Melinda wrote in their joint historic tweet that we both tried our best to raise and enable our three children over the course of 27 years. We also founded an organization that aims to serve humanity.
“We are confident that we will continue our mission together, but maintaining marital life is now impossible,” he tweeted. We hope our family’s privacy is protected.