Bill Gates, the Microsoft founder and his wife Melinda, have announced that they are divorcing after their 27-year-marriage.
The couple announced the divorce in a joint, 9-sentence tweet, saying they no longer believe they can continue to grow in the next phase of their lives as a couple.
“After a great deal of thought and a lot of work on our relationship, we have made the decision to end our marriage,” Melinda and Gates said.
The couple however maintained that they would continue their joint work on the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the massive charity which funds programs in global health, gender equality, education and other causes.
“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