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Bill and Melinda Gates Getting Divorced...Was It The Haircut?

  1. #1
    stl1 Naturally Camouflaged
    Why Are Bill and Melinda Gates Getting a Divorce After 27 Years of Marriage?
    The Microsoft co-founder and his wife, who launched the world’s largest charitable foundation, said they would continue to work together at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
    Associated Press
    Published 3 May 2021


    The Microsoft co-founder and his wife, who launched the world’s largest charitable foundation, said they would continue to work together at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

    In identical tweets, they said they had made the decision to end their marriage of 27 years.

    “We have raised three incredible children and built a foundation that works all over the world to enable all people to lead healthy, productive lives,” they said in a statement. “We ask for space and privacy for our family as we begin to navigate this new life.”

    Last year, Bill Gates, formerly the world’s richest person, said he was stepping down from Microsoft’s board to focus on philanthropy.

    Gates was Microsoft’s CEO until 2000 and since then has gradually scaled back his involvement in the company he started with Paul Allen in 1975. He transitioned out of a day-to-day role in Microsoft in 2008 and served as chairman of the board until 2014.

    Bill Gates was formerly the world’s richest person and his fortune is estimated at well over $100 billion. How the couple end up settling their estate and any impact on the foundation will be closely watched, especially after another high-profile Seattle-area billionaire couple recently ended their marriage.

    Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and MacKenzie Bezos finalized their divorce in 2019. MacKenzie Scott has since remarried and now focuses on her own philanthropy after receiving a 4% stake in Amazon, worth more than $36 billion.

    The Gateses were married in 1994 in Hawaii. They met after she began working at Microsoft as a product manager in 1987.

    In her 2019 memoir, “The Moment of Lift,” Melinda Gates wrote about her childhood, life and private struggles as the wife of a public icon and stay-at-home mom with three kids. She won Bill Gates’ heart after meeting at a work dinner, sharing a mutual love of puzzles and beating him at a math game.

    She also detailed the ways they navigated imbalances in their marriage and parenting journey and noted how working together at the foundation made their relationship better.

    “Bill and I are equal partners,” Melinda Gates said in a 2019 interview with The Associated Press. “Men and women should be equal at work.”

    The Seattle-based Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is the most influential private foundation in the world, with an endowment worth nearly $50 billion. It has focused on global health and development and U.S. education issues since incorporating in 2000.

    While both are global figures, Melinda Gates has increasingly built her profile as a champion of women and girls. The former tech business executive launched her private Pivotal Ventures investment and incubation company in 2015 and recently partnered with Scott for a newly announced equity challenge.

    David Callahan, founder of the Insider Philanthropy website and author of “The Givers: Wealth, Power, and Philanthropy in a New Gilded Age” says it’s too early to know how the divorce will affect the Gates foundation and the wider philanthropic community.

    Although the couple say they will continue to work together at their foundation, Callahan suggests Melinda Gates could still pursue her own philanthropic work.

    “You can imagine two separate tracks where they’re both working together at the foundation, and each is pursuing their own independent philanthropy outside the foundation,” Callahan said.

    He said the possibility of Melinda Gates opening another philanthropic foundation would have a dramatic impact.

    “Nobody knows what the terms are of their divorce agreement. But if Melinda Gates ends up with just some portion of that wealth and turns to creating her own foundation, it would be among one of the biggest foundations probably in America,” Callahan said.

    As the public face of the foundation’s COVID-19 grants and advocacy work, Bill Gates has come under fire for being a staunch supporter of intellectual property rights for vaccine makers. While the tech icon says protecting the shots’ recipes will ensure incentives for research and development, critics claim that mentality hampers supply in favor of drug company profits.

    He was Microsoft’s CEO until 2000 and since then has gradually scaled back his involvement in the company he started with Paul Allen in 1975. He transitioned out of a day-to-day role in Microsoft in 2008 and served as chairman of the board until 2014.
  2. #2
    Donald Trump African Astronaut
    Originally posted by stl1 Why Are Bill and Melinda Gates Getting a Divorce After 27 Years of Marriage?

    A bunch of words, but the question is never answered.

    You like words, don't you?
  3. #3
    stl1 Naturally Camouflaged
    Not like you.

    You have all the best words.


  4. #4
    Ghost Black Hole
    i like the other thread better, fuck you Stl1 the copy paster leftist nutjob. You would vote democrat even if they wanted to rape kids (which they do btw look up comet ping pong tunnels under DC)
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  5. #5
    stl1 Naturally Camouflaged
    Pizza and a child to go, easily manipulated one?

    Fuck you.
  6. #6
    Donald Trump African Astronaut
    WHY DID THEY DIVORCE? WAS BILL'S LITTLE WILLY NOT TICKLING HER WIZARD SLEEVE VAGINA?
  7. #7
    Ghost Black Hole
    Originally posted by stl1 Pizza and a child to go, easily manipulated one?

    Fuck you.

    I heard you democrats like your pizza with extra cheese, sick fucks. Go pray to your goat owl demon lords you freak
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  8. #8
    Donald Trump African Astronaut


    TYPICAL DEMON-RAT
  9. #9
    ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ African Astronaut
    She doesn't want to be associated or implicated when Billy finally gets his for crimes against humanity.
  10. #10
    Donald Trump African Astronaut
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    stl1 Naturally Camouflaged
  12. #12
    Ghost Black Hole
    You people are sick in the head talking about toilets. As the not-so-lovely DTE would say "get your head checked ya dumb"
  13. #13
    stl1 Naturally Camouflaged
    You're quoting our resident ho?

    Yeah, you are a real Einstein, aren't you?
  14. #14
    Ghost Black Hole
    Yes
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