Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and his wife Melinda have announced they are ending their marriage after 27 years.
“After much thought and a lot of work on our relationship, we made the decision to end our marriage,” the couple said in a joint statement on Monday.
The couple has invested a significant portion of their wealth into the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, which has sought to improve healthcare and reduce poverty around the world.
The couple said they “continue to share a belief in that mission and will continue our work at the foundation, but we no longer believe we can grow together as a couple in this next phase of our lives.”
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