Bill Gates and his wife Melinda are divorcing after 27 years of marriage, and after building a fortune of $127billion.
The Microsoft founder announced the split on Twitter.
‘After a great deal of thought and a lot of work, we have made the decision to end our marriage. Over the last 27 years, we have raised three incredible children and built a foundation that works all over the world to enable all people to lead healthy, productive lives.
We continue to share a belief in that mission and will continue to work together at the foundation, but we no longer believe we can grow together as a couple in this next phase of our lives.
‘We ask for space and privacy for our family as we begin to navigate this new life,’ the statement said.
The divorce, though one of the most expensive in history, is not the most. That title goes to Jeff Bezos, the Amazon founder who split his $150 billion fortune with his wife MacKenzie in 2019 after his affair with Lauren Sanchez was revealed.