We all know that Bill Gates is the co-founder and CEO of Microsoft corporation. He is also a philanthropist, an author and an investor. He is considered as the one of the best known entrepreneurs of the micro computer revolution of 1970’s and 1980’s. He married Melinda French on Jan 1 , 1994. Gates changed his work as part time work at Microsoft and full time work at Bill and Melina Gates Foundation which is a private charitable foundation established by Mr and Mrs. Gates in 2008. He then left all the board positions and focused on his philanthropist efforts like global health, climate change , education etc…
He became the world’s richest person from 1995 to 2017. Unfortunately in 2017 he was pushed back by Amazon CEO and founder Jeff Bezos. As on now , he is the world’s 4th richest person in the world.
They both have three children. But on May 3 ,2021 , they both announced that they are getting divorced, but they will keep working together. Many American magazines articles reported that he has an affair with a woman and had created an uncomfortable environment for women in workplace.
He owns 2,42,000 acres of farm land in US and also one of the America’s biggest farmers. He and his wife had brought more than 2,40,000 farmlands across the United States. Due to their divorce, the couple planned to split the farmlands between them. According to the NBC report and Land report, he has 70,000 acres of lands in North Louisiana where they grow rice, corn , soya beans and cotton and has 20,000 acres in Nebraska where they grow Soyabeans. Also they have 6000 acres in Georgia and 14,000 acres in farmland where they grow potatoes. The couple had invested lot in farmlands but we don’t know why? Many reports says that it might be connected to climate change. And they have also initiated a non profit to help the small scale farmers in the countries like India with the tools and necessities which they could need to deal with climate change. After announcing their separation, the couple posted on social media as , ” After a great deal of thought and a lot of work on our relationship, we have made the decision to end our marriage. Over the last 27 years, we have raised the three incredible children and built a foundation that works all over the world to enable all the people to lead healthy and productive lives. We continue to share a belief in that mission and will continue our work together at the foundation , but we no longer believe that we can grow together as a couple in the next phase of our lives. We ask for space and privacy for our family as we begin to navigate this new life”.
After their divorce, they decided to split the farmlands between them. They decided to split their property through the “separation contract ” which makes them to divide their properties without the involvement of court. After receiving her share, she becomes as one of the wealthiest womens in the world.