date of publication:
May 07, 2021 11:48 GMT
Update date: May 07, 2021 12:40 GMT
And the curiosity drives to know the details of the divorce settlement of Bill (65 years) from Melinda (56 years), as the fourth richest person in the world, and thus his wife will get a huge sum and huge assets.
Although the divorce settlement has not yet been finalized, some conditions for it have been reached.
The Wall Street Journal reported that Gates transferred $ 2.4 billion in shares to his wife on the day they announced their separation.
The British newspaper, “Daily Mail”, said that Bill Gates transferred $ 500 million of shares, and granted his ex-wife $ 1.5 billion in “Canadian National Railways”, and $ 300 million in AutoNation shares for cars, with the transfer of $ 120 million. Of Coca-Cola shares as well as $ 364 million of shares in the Mexican television network Grupo Televisa.
Melinda Gates may become the second richest woman in the world after her divorce from Bill GatesAs reported by the British newspaper “The Independent”.
According to court files, she is entitled to receive $ 73 billion.
The couple’s fortune is said to be $ 146 billion, based on the separation agreement, and it is now split between the two.
The former spouses met in 1987, the same year in which Bill became the youngest billionaire in the world at the age of 31, and they married in 1994, and they have Jennifer 25, Rory 21, and Phoebe 18 years old.
In 2000, Bill and Melinda established the largest charitable foundation in the world, the “Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation,” and contributed more than $ 50 billion to eradicate polio and malaria, and the foundation was one of the main investors in coronavirus treatments.
The couple announced in their joint divorce statement: “We made a decision to end the marriage after careful thought and a lot of work on our relationship. We no longer believe that we can continue as a couple in the next stage of our life.”