Bill Gates, wife announce they are divorcing after 27 years of marriage

Microsoft co-founder, Bill Gates and wife, Melinda have announced they are divorcing after 27 years of marriage.

The famous couple, have built a $127billion fortune.

But on Monday, Gates, 65, announced their decision in a tweet.

Bill said after a great deal of thought and a lot of work, “we have made the decision to end our marriage”.

He noted that they raised three children and built a global foundation that helps people to lead healthy, productive lives.

Gates said they continue to share a belief in that mission and will continue to work together at the foundation.

He disclosed they agreed there was no more future together as a couple.

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“We ask for space and privacy for our family as we begin to navigate this new life”, the statement read.

The couple have three kids; Jennifer, 25, Rory, 21, and Phoebe, 18.

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