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BLOOMBERG DELISTS BILL GATES FROM ITS BILLIONAIRE INDEX FOLLOWING DIVORCE ANNOUNCEMENT

Bloomberg has delisted Bill Gates from its billionaire index, following the announcement of a divorce from Melinda Gates.

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.

By 2nd May,, 2021, Bill Gates was fourth on the index with a net worth of $145 billion.

Shortly after the announcement was made on Monday, 3rd April, 2021, Bill Gates name was taken off the 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

Picture: REUTERS

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