Bill and Melinda Gates are divorcing after 27 years of marriage.

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Bill Gates, co-founder and former CEO of Microsoft, and his wife, Melinda French Gates, announced their divorce on Twitter on Monday. The two will continue to collaborate on philanthropic efforts addressing education, gender equality, and health care.


After a great deal of thought and a lot of work on our relationship, we have made the decision to end our marriage,” Bill and Melinda said in a statement with a tweet.




Bezos’ announcement comes two years after he and his wife, MacKenzie, announced their divorce. Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos are among the world’s wealthiest individuals, and Amazon and Microsoft compete in the cloud computing market.