Bill Gates, founder of Microsoft, and his wife Melinda have announced that they will end their marriage after 27 years.
“After much thought and work on our relationship, we have decided to end our marriage,” he said in a joint statement on Monday.
The couple has invested heavily in the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, which has also promoted health care and reduced poverty around the world.
The couple says they “continue to believe in the project and will continue to work together on the foundation, but we no longer believe we can grow together as a family in the next phase of our lives”.
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