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Bil and Melinda gates divorcing after 27 years

Post by TheButcher » May 3rd, 2021, 4:46 pm

Bill gates can 'tsay he beat Jeff Bezos in a divorce settlement I suppose :0
Boy some lawyers are going to have a nice Christmas this year, I wonder of many millions they will bill (no pun intended)

"Bill Gates and his wife Melinda are divorcing after 27 years of marriage, and after building a fortune of $127billion.

The Microsoft founder announced the split on Twitter.

'After a great deal of thought and a lot of work, we have made the decision to end our marriage. 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.

'We continue to share a belief in tat mission and will continue to 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 statement said.

The divorce, though one of the most expensive in history, is not the most. That title goes to Jeff Bezos, the Amazon founder who split his $150billion fortune with his wife MacKenzie in 2019 after his affair with Lauren Sanchez was revealed. " ... RCING.html

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Post by donnie » May 3rd, 2021, 6:57 pm

Never expected this to happen money doesn't buy happiness for all

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Post by greatpornlinks » May 4th, 2021, 7:38 am

"but we no longer believe we can grow together as a couple in this next phase of our lives. "They are not in their 20's or 30's what do they want to do?

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Post by Lenny » May 5th, 2021, 7:51 am

They seem to be handling it in a mature way and not making it a public spectacle,so that is good for their family.

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Post by TheButcher » May 5th, 2021, 11:38 am

Just saw this and it is well hard to understand, how you can be married and go on vacations with former girlfriends and lovers....But then again when I see a photo of Bill I can not quite put my finger on what it is that disturbs me.

"There are many aspects of Bill Gates and Melinda Gates’ marriage that we will likely never understand as they separate after 27 years together, a development announced earlier this week by the ex-couple on Twitter. But one particularly unusual detail about the tech billionaire’s union gained interest today after a 1997 Time profile resurfaced in which his relationship with longtime ex-girlfriend Ann Winblad was discussed in some depth, including the extent to which they remained involved after his marriage to Melinda. Per the article, Gates and Winblad continued to spend a long weekend on the beach together once a year even after he married Melinda in 1994 — and it seems to have been an agreed-upon dynamic with Melinda.

Time‘s Walter Isaacson wrote a profile on Bill Gates’ personality and close relationship in 1997 in which Winblad, and his arrangement with Melinda, are clearly outlined.

“Another of Gates’ vacation companions is Ann Winblad, the software entrepreneur and venture capitalist he dated during the 1980s,” Isaacson writes. “They met in 1984 at a Ben Rosen-Esther Dyson computer conference and started going on ‘virtual dates’ by driving to the same movie at the same time in different cities and discussing it on their cell phones. For a few years she even persuaded him to stop eating meat, an experiment he has since resolutely abandoned.”

“They broke up in 1987, partly because Winblad, five years older, was more ready for marriage,” the article continues. “But they remain close friends. ‘When I was off on my own thinking about marrying Melinda,’ Gates says, ‘I called Ann and asked for her approval.’ She gave it. ‘I said she’d be a good match for him because she had intellectual stamina.’ Even now, Gates has an arrangement with his wife that he and Winblad can keep one vacation tradition alive. Every spring, as they have for more than a decade, Gates spends a long weekend with Winblad at her beach cottage on the Outer Banks of North Carolina, where they ride dune buggies, hang-glide and walk on the beach.”" ... 13891.html

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Post by Jag » May 6th, 2021, 6:38 am

times change people and what was right 27 years ago for them might not be right today.

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Post by ZR1 » May 6th, 2021, 1:44 pm

It appears they had an open marriage or dd I read it wrong

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Post by TheButcher » May 7th, 2021, 2:34 pm

Anyone see this story about Bill Gates’ Chinese Interpreter

"Louisa Ballhaus
Thu, May 6, 2021, 11:41 AM

Bill Gates and Melinda Gates’ carefully crafted statement on the end of their marriage made a few key points clear, but left the public utterly without clues on what might have prompted the dissolution of their relationship after 27 years and raising three kids together. In that vacuum, rumors have begun to flow, as they always do about high-profile splits, and one colleague of Bill Gates’ has found herself in the crosshairs: Chinese interpreter Zhe “Shelly” Wang, who has worked for The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation since 2015. While it’s unclear exactly where the rumors started, at least one popular tweet alleging a romantic relationship between Wang and Bill Gates can be found, and the rumors that Wang was the reason for his split from Melinda grew to the extent that she allegedly issued a public response on Chinese social media platform Weibo, per Page Six.

According to the outlet, Wang allegedly wrote the following message on Weibo: “I thought that the rumors would go away by themselves, but I did not expect the rumors to become more and more crazily spread. How many books can I read, so why spend time on the unfounded rumors? I would like to thank everyone for their concern and help in dispelling the rumors through private messages in the past 24 hours.”" ... 48994.html

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Post by calista » May 8th, 2021, 8:59 am

The fact they will carry on working on their charity shows how well they are handling their break up.

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Post by Russ » May 8th, 2021, 7:38 pm

The more I read about them the more weird they seem to me.

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