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Microsoft founder Bill Gates and his wife Melinda Gates on Monday announced their divorce but they will keep working together for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation which happens to be one of the biggest charitable foundations of the world. Bill Gates and his wife Melinda Gates informed this through their social media pages separately that they decided to end their marriage after 27 years. Bill Gates was once the richest person of the world and he spent lavishly on charity and was never much interested in expanding his business empire. Bill Gates and Melinda Gates got married in 1994 after they met at Microsoft. In the past, Melinda Gates said that she and Bill Gates are equal partners. Bill Gates stepped down from the bord of Microsoft to focus more on philanthropy.
"After a great deal of thought and lot of work on our relationship, 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 our work together at the foundation, but we no longer believe we can grow together as a couple in the next phase of our lives. We ask for space and privacy for our family as we begin to navigate this new life" posted Bill Gates on his twitter handle.
By Siva Kumar