Bill and Melinda Gates announce divorce after 27 years

Bill and Melinda Gates , Announce Divorce After 27 Years.The Microsoft co-founder announced he and Melinda were splitting up via Twitter on Monday.After a great deal of thought and a lot of work on our relationship, we have made the decision to end our marriage, Bill Gates, Twitter.Over the last 27 years, we have raised three incredible children and built a foundation that works all over the world to enable all people to lead healthy, productive lives, Bill Gates, Twitter.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, Bill Gates, Twitter.The couple married in 1994.The vastly influential Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation oversees an endowment of more than $50 billion.Bill Gates is worth more than $124 billion, making him one of the richest people in the world.The fate of the Gates fortune has yet to be disclosed