Bill And Melinda Gates’ Great Deal Of Thought Of Divorce
Bill and Melinda Gates are singles now. They are ending their 27 years of marriage after a great deal of thought. But it would be an amicable divorce as both will work together on the philanthropic projects they have started.
What was that great deal of thought?
The two met in New York in 1980 when Melinda was a manager in Microsoft. Their relationship flourished and they decided to tie the knot in a private ceremony in Hawaii. They raised three incredible children and built a foundation that works all over the world.
Melinda said during a Salesforce event in 2016 that they fell in love with everything they saw that didn’t mean that they fell in love with people. She went on disclosing her personal life by saying that they were asking questions to themselves.
The couple filled a marriage questionnaire later in the trip. Based on their answers, they decided that their resources from Microsoft should go back to society. She said that that was an easy discussion and they thought that would be later in their lives when they got to do that.
How would the couple separate?
Monica Mazzei, a divorce attorney, and a partner at Sideman & Bancroft LLP in San Francisco is looking after their divorce proceedings. She said the biggest concern was the couple’s foundation and family office. It is to be decided as to what extent they want to work together and move forward.
How would the couple work together?
Bill and Melinda Gates would remain co-chairs and trustees of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. They would continue to work together as no changes in their roles were planned. They would shape and approve strategies for the foundation, advocate for the issues with the foundation, and set overall objectives of the foundation.