World’s 4th richest person and founder of Microsoft Bill Gates and his wife Melinda Gates are divorcing after 27 years in marriage.

Bill 65 and Melinda 56 got married in 1994 and have 3 children; Jennifer, 25, Rory, 21, and Phoebe, 18.

The two posted the same joint statement announcing their split on Twitter.

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 three incredible children and built a foundation that works all over the world to enable all people to lead healthy, 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 we can grow together as a couple in this next phase of our lives.

We ask for space and privacy for our family as we begin to navigate this new life.” – they posted

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