Bill Gates and Melinda French finally choosing the divorce.
The divorce of Bill Gates and Melinda French Gates has finalized that they are divorcing.
However, the Microsoft co-founder and his wife announced in May that they were ending their 27-year marriage. On Monday, a King County Superior Court judge signed the dissolution decree.
The New York Times reports that the court documents did not detail how they would divide their assets.
However, Bill Gates was once the wealthiest person in the world. His fortune property value at $ 150 billion.
Both of them met after she joined Microsoft as a product manager in 1987. They were married in 1994 in Hawaii.
However, the Seattle-based Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is the most influential private foundation globally. It has funding of about $ 50 billion.
He has focused on US education and global health and development issues since joining in 2000.
The two have said they will continue to work together as co-chairs of their foundation. However, suppose after two years, the two decide that they cannot continue in their roles.
In that case, French Gates will resign her positions as co-chair and trustee, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation announced this month.
If French Gates resigned, Gates would essentially buy her for the foundation. Now, it is one of the largest private charities in the world.
Therefore, she would receive resources from him to do her philanthropic work. The help received would be separated from the endowment of the foundation, according to the foundation.