Bill and Melinda Gates, who jointly run the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the world’s largest private philanthropic foundation, announced on Monday they will divorce after 27 years of marriage.
The Microsoft co-founder tweeted that despite “a lot of work on our relationship” the two decided to end their marriage because they “no longer believe we can grow together as a couple in this next phase of our lives.”
The former couple will continue to work together at their foundation that “works all over the world to enable all people to lead healthy, productive lives.”
Bill Gates stepped down from Microsoft in 2020 to focus on the Gates Foundation during the coronavirus pandemic.
Gates is estimated to be worth over $130 billion.
The couple shares three children.