Microsoft founder Bill Gates divorced his wife, Melinda Gates. Both divorced after undergoing marriage for 27 years.
The news of the divorce was announced on Twitter. So far, both of them are active in the humanitarian sector through the Gates Foundation, but Bill Gates said he could no longer continue life with Melinda as a partner.
“We continue to share faith in that mission and will continue to work together on that foundation, but we no longer believe we can grow together as a couple in the next stage of our lives,” the Gates pair said, quoted Tuesday (4/5/2021). Berita Terkini
According to Business Insider, Melinda Gates met Bill while working as a product manager at Microsoft in 1987. Initially, Melinda was a little surprised by the attitude of his boss when asking out, because Bill Gates made an appointment two weeks before a date. Melinda commented that Bill was not spontaneous.
Suddenly, Bill Gates called Melinda that night and asked, “was this spontaneous enough for you?”
Bill and Melinda dated for seven years before finally getting married. Initially, Melinda hesitated because she was dating her own boss.
Melinda admits that Bill Gates is a smart person. Berita politik
“I am certainly attracted to his brilliant mind, but apart from that, his curiosity,” said Melinda to Fortune.
Even though Bill’s attitude is a bit “dry”, Melinda likes that side, and says her crush is a fun person.
The two married on the island of Lanai, Hawaii, on January 1, 1994.
Dating in Africa
Before getting married, Melinda and Bill had a date in Africa in 1993. That’s where they witnessed poverty and were determined to be active in the humanitarian field. Berita Hari Ini
Melinda hopes their wealth can help less fortunate people. It was Melinda’s attention that finally sparked the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
The foundation is active in the fields of science and humanity. They also invite rich people to join the Giving Pledge to donate a lot of their wealth.
Mark Zuckerberg, Elon Musk, and Warren Buffett join the Giving Pledge.
Melinda is very active in the foundation and is a frequent speaker in various countries. After the divorce news, Melinda has not commented on her role at the Gates Foundation. Avril Lavigne Fanpage