This is a surprise to many.
One of the richest man to ever walk the planet is now a single man again. Melinda Gates and Bill Gates have decided to divorce.
His official tweet said: "After a great deal of thought and a lot of work on our relationship, we have made the decision to end our marriage," they said in a joint statement posted by each on their Twitter feed. "Over the last 27 years, we have raised three incredible children and built a foundation that works over the world to enable all people to lead healthy, productive lives. We continue to share a belief in that mission and will continue our work together at the foundation, but we no longer believe we can grow together as a couple in this next phase of our lives. We ask for space and privacy for our family as we begin to navigate this new life."
The co-founders of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will not be married but will continue their global charity efforts together.
Bill Gates, was the co-founder of Microsoft. They met while Melinda was a product manager there in 1987. They eventually married in 1994.