In a shocking turn of events, Bill Gates and Melinda Gates released a joint statement announcing to the world that they have decided to separate from one another after 27 years of fruitful union.
The separation news has blown over the internet due to the suddenness of it. Following the announcement, the Twitterverse is already abuzz with speculation (and mostly jokes)… Here are some of the reactions from Twitter;
After the Gates family broke the news on their divorce, social media immediately exploded, with some netizens already sliding into Melinda Gates’ DMs, suggesting that she and the ex-wife of Jeff Bezos, MacKenzie Scott, team up and produce memes about a fading marriage.
On the other hand, some netizens particularly noting that she is now one of the richest single women in the world voiced their readiness to hit her up.
Bill and Melinda Gates are now the second most high-profile divorce coming out of Seattle following Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and MacKenzie Bezos, who finalized their divorce in 2019. Mackenzie has since remarried and now primarily focuses on philanthropy after receiving a 4% stake in Amazon, worth more than $36 billion.
The Gateses are worth an estimated $130 billion, making them the fourth richest people in the world, behind Bezos, Elon Musk, and French luxury goods owner Bernard Arnault.
Their divorce will be the largest division of assets since Jeff Bezos and his wife MacKenzie split in mid-2019.