After 27 years of marriage, Bill and Melinda Gates have announced their divorce.
The couple, one of the most famous in the world, amassed a fortune of $127 billion.
Gates, 65, announced their decision in a tweet on Monday.
After much deliberation and hard work, the Microsoft founder announced, “we have made the decision to end our marriage.”
He mentioned that they raised three children and established a global foundation to assist people in living healthy, productive lives.
Gates stated that they still believe in the mission and will continue to collaborate at the foundation.
He revealed that they had agreed there was no future for them as a couple.
“As we begin to navigate this new life, we request space and privacy for our family,” the statement said.
Jennifer, 25, Rory, 21, and Phoebe, 18, are the couple’s three children.