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Bill Gates and Melinda French Gates finalize divorce, court document shows

The divorce between Bill Gates and Melinda French Gates, co-founders of one of the world’s largest private charitable foundations, was finalized on Monday, a court document showed.

The couple filed for divorce on 3 May after 27 years of marriage but pledged to continue their philanthropic work together. The Gateses said at the time that they had reached agreement on how to divide their marital assets.

No details of that agreement were disclosed in the final divorce order, filed on Monday in King county superior court in Seattle.

The Guardian

Bill and Melinda Gates’ divorce is FINALIZED three months after they announced $130bn split after 27 years together: Neither will pay spousal support and she will keep his last name

A judge in Washington state finalized Bill and Melinda Gates’ divorce on Monday.

It comes nearly three months after the couple – who have a combined net worth of roughly $130billion – announced their split after 27 years of marriage.

Melinda is expected to keep $65billion of the estate along with Bill’s last name.

They divided their assets based on a separation contract with undisclosed terms.

In the wake of the divorce announcement Bill was accused of ‘womanizing’ and sexually harassing colleagues during his time at Microsoft.

Bill and Melinda Gates’ divorce has been finalized nearly three months after they announced their 27-year marriage had come to an end.

The billionaire Microsoft founder, 65, and his wife, 56, shocked the world when they took to Twitter to break the news of their divorce back on May 4.

They tweeted that they ‘no longer believe we can grow together as a couple’ but they will still continue to work together at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

Daily Mail