The big breaking news is getting viral in twitter and everywhere people are talking about this. Why? Bill and Melinda gates divorcing after 27 years spending time with wife Melinda.
In identical Tweets, Bill and Melinda Gates announced their divorce and said they would continue to work together at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The pair, who launched the world’s largest charitable foundation, have been married for 27 years.
Bill and Melinda Gates say they’re divorcing after 27 years. The Microsoft co-founder and his wife, who launched the world’s largest charitable foundation, said they will continue to work together at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Bill and Melinda Gates have donated more than $36 billion to their foundation.
The foundation committed more than $350 million in 2020 to fund development of Covid-19 diagnostics, treatments & vaccines according to Forbes.
The foundation will continue, the former couple say.
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF), a merging of the William H. Gates Foundation and the Gates Learning Foundation, is an American private foundation founded by Bill and Melinda Gates. Based in Seattle, Washington, it was launched in 2000 and is reported to be the largest private foundation in the world, holding $46.8 billion in assets.
The primary goals of the foundation are to enhance healthcare and reduce extreme poverty across the globe, and to expand educational opportunities and access to information technology in the U.S.
Bill and Melinda Gates announced their divorce in identical statements on social media, and said they will continue their work at their foundation.
— Bill Gates (@BillGates) May 3, 2021
Abbreviation – BMGF
Formation – 2000
Founders – Bill Gates, Melinda Gates
Type – Non-operating private foundation
Legal status – 501(c)(3) organization
Purpose – Healthcare, education, fighting poverty
Headquarters – Seattle, Washington, U.S.
Area served – Worldwide
Method – Donations, grants
Key people – Bill Gates (co-founder), Melinda Gates (co-chair), Mark Suzman (CEO)
Endowment – $49.8 billion (2019)
Employees – 1,602 (2021)
Website – www.gatesfoundation.org
Formerly called – William H. Gates Foundation
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF), a merging of the William H. Gates Foundation and the Gates – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_%26_Melinda_Gates_Foundation
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