Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates has announced a divorce of his wife, Melinda Gates. The couple reached an agreement today, May 3, to effect divorce.
“After a great deal of thought and a lot of work on our relationship, we have made the decision to end our marriage,” a joint statement read.
“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.”
The couple founded, in 2000 the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, a private philanthropic organization, which funds health research and advocacy work across the globe, including some of the world’s most impoverished nations.