Bill and Melinda Gates announced on Twitter on Monday, 3rd of May, 2021: “After a great deal of thought and a lot of work on our relationship, we have made the decision to end our marriage,”.
Shortly after the announcement was made, Bill Gates, who prior to the announcement ranked 4th richest man in the world, was taken out of the top billionaires’ list.
The divorce is expected to affect their wealth, but the extent to which this will happen is yet to be known. Bill had previously said Melinda is a “truly equal partner”. This may have equal consequences on his wealth in the days ahead.
Story: Ene Ken-Yawe