Bill And Melinda Gates Announce Divorce | NBC Nightly News

Bill and Melinda Gates announced their divorce in identical statements on social media, and said they will continue their work at their foundation.
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100+ comentarios:

Kea E
Kea E:
Word is she wasn't happy with his habit of being in Office365 and having a poor Outlook. Despite how much he would Excel..she just felt like she didn't have Access to him. And tbh..she's got a good PowerPoint there.. Okay I'll let myself out..
Night Rider
Night Rider:
She found out that she now has to pay a subscription for Microsoft office and that was the breaking point for her
AJL A
AJL A:
Divorce lawyers: 1 billion for you, one for me, one for him/her, one billion for her one for me…….and on and on…..
Economic Lessons
Economic Lessons:
When asked what was at the root of the split, Melinda replied "Two words: Micro. Soft."
Louis
Louis:
May Bill and Melinda have all the privacy of a Windows 10 OS.
Anne Lane
Anne Lane:
She says doing dishes, making the table etc are issues . when you’re a billionaire, you just pay other people to do all that stuff and then you just relax. There Must be some deeper conflicts? 27 years is a long marriage.
WillowTDog
WillowTDog:
Aw, it's always so sad when families break up no matter who they are. Marriage is a lot of work, especially at points. Sad.
Wired Weird
Wired Weird:
The Gates bedroom -
Melinda: "Bill, it looks like it's gone micro and soft again."
Bill: "Nothing a 'firm' ware update can't fix, darling."
Nate • 18 years ago
Nate • 18 years ago:
what. This couple separating shocked me more than pop celebrities breaking up
Carlo Jones
Carlo Jones:
All the money💸💸 but love💔 and happiness is priceless 🤣
Lovin Life
Lovin Life:
When she said: “Bill honey, can you dim the light?” She meant the actual light not the sun
Kathryn Geeslin
Kathryn Geeslin:
I usually don't react to other's personal decisions, but this saddens me. I hope they can continue their work amicably.
Ryo8761
Ryo8761:
Here's the kicker, years ago, during an interview when asked what was the best decision he had ever made, because of his success in the tech world and his wealth and he said, " I picked my wife"
William Walker
William Walker:
This was kind of a shock to me. I guess it's not about the money, that's for sure. I'm surprised that this happened. I wish both of them peace and happiness.
beauzer36
beauzer36:
If you believe they were microwaving their meals in that mansion you are nuts.
Uniqwia B
Uniqwia B:
How much more growing can y’all do?
Fat Silver
Fat Silver:
Too sad to hear these news. Melinda and Bill, I wish you two the best.
zolli szo
zolli szo:
Their net worth has nothing to do with the ending of a relationship. I’m sure a difficult situation for them both and wish them well.
Zyx Zyx
Zyx Zyx:
I wonder what is this all about. An interesting twist in the ongoing saga.
Margaret Tudor
Margaret Tudor:
It's sad to see a couple divorce, especially after so many years together. 😕💔💔
Sherry Prather
Sherry Prather:
I am so sorry that you two feel that way. I just want to know why you don t just share the same mansion and live in separate sections of the mansion. It is just a thought, since y'all are still going to be working together anyway. I wish you both the best of luck. It is very discouraging to see such a successful couple just walk away!!!!!!!!!
Nikita Mons
Nikita Mons:
It's easy to walk away from a relationship and start a new. But sticking with it and working through the problems makes a relationship.
Make Racists Afraid Again
Make Racists Afraid Again:
Sad. I've been married for 41 years and I can't imagine divorce.
Tam Pham
Tam Pham:
Ego is the number one cause of failed and broken relationships.
Prime Citizen
Prime Citizen:
Press "Windows" key ---> Type "Control Panel" ---> Select "Add/Remove Programs" ---> Uninstall Wife
digitaljimmy123
digitaljimmy123:
They say that sometime divorce is a happy ending to two person's current miserable lives. The divorce may seem sudden to us but not for them. Who knows? It could of been a build up for decades... they stayed together because they had kids or other issue. I wish them the best and hope everyone can respect their privacy.
Antonia Lyngdoh
Antonia Lyngdoh:
This is shocking they seem so loving and stuff that I'm sure no one saw this coming
James Lewis
James Lewis:
Doubt any love lost here. Sometimes even the rich get bored with each other.
T L
T L:
I hope their “foundation” collapses too!
This World is Screwed up
This World is Screwed up:
Billionaires sharing cooking 'n cleaning duties? Unheard of.
Jared Summers
Jared Summers:
It makes absolutely no sense for them to be divorcing after so many years together and at that stage in their lives. Another blow to the institution of marriage...what a ruinous society we live in
Saichen Yang
Saichen Yang:
When the couple don't get along, it's about time to set apart better than to be or not to be!
831 Farmeros
831 Farmeros:
Melinda leaving Bill because he is "Micro soft!". 🤔 😂🤣👍🏻 LoL!!!!!
Tiffany k
Tiffany k:
Hopefully, after some time apart, they will work through it🤞
JG Hunter
JG Hunter:
"His floppy disc hasn't been functioning for over a decade." - Melinda Gates
Heart Strings
Heart Strings:
" Cheaper to Keep her". Blues Legend Johnny Taylor
Madhu Sharma
Madhu Sharma:
Unbelievable what goes on behind. After 27 years, 3 grown up kids and loads of common interest in philanthropy they can't live together. A bit difficult to stomach.
B Marie
B Marie:
You can make all the snide remarks you want, I guess, if that makes you feel better; but the breaking up of a marriage is truly a sad thing. 😕
wolf blitzer
wolf blitzer:
He tried to vaccinate her and she knows better 🤣💉
Richard Thomas
Richard Thomas:
Well she's taken the vaccine so he can continue to track her via the microchip. Well, at least according to the intelligent folks who seem to be all over Facebook these days.
But on a serious note, they've done a lot of good together and so I wish them the best.
Algorithms Manipulator
Algorithms Manipulator:
They decided to do The Great Reset starts from their family. 😂
Gamer123766
Gamer123766:
Man, this shocked me :( They were really great together.
V M
V M:
I am in the same boat. Getting a divorce after 27 years. Only don’t have any money and may not have a roof over my head. Still I’m sorry about there breaking up.
IJust WatchAndComment
IJust WatchAndComment:
Bill and Linda: We just want privacy right now
News Media: Stalks them
RetroSongHits
RetroSongHits:
Well, at least it ended amicably and I'm glad about that, instead of those crazy people who feel killing their spouse is the only way ~
Rista Ghufron
Rista Ghufron:
Really sad... Family is fondation for everything we do. And their very successful but they are not success to build their families relationship.
Pikáchu thunderbolt
Pikáchu thunderbolt:
I thought they were the only popular couples who haven't divorced yet in USA

but it's no longer true now 😪
Wildflower wind
Wildflower wind:
Money can't buy happiness.
August Calderaro
August Calderaro:
So sorry to hear this news, my prayers go out to them both and their children.
Kellie Kim
Kellie Kim:
Why? I loved just watching them being together for such a long time and cooperate for helping human being!
D Monty
D Monty:
Bill to Melinda: you need to get chipped so I can keep track of you.
Greg Olin
Greg Olin:
She finally figured out what Microsoft really means.
Veni Vidi Vici
Veni Vidi Vici:
For some, love last a lifetime, and for others it seems like lasting love will never happen.Fate.
Obviously.
Robert Bruce
Robert Bruce:
"Copy and Paste" public divorce announcement. -
Both identical!
Precious!
GapYear
GapYear:
Their children are really cute!! I hope they stay friends.
MAQUI CUSTODIO
MAQUI CUSTODIO:
Wtf, after all that hard work....I can't believe they can just quit like this, back here, we do our best not to give up on our investments (emotional and material etc), for the kids, for the kids, for the kids, and for the pets, yes we stick it out until the end because that's what marriage is here. Sacrifice, hard work, no more me, it's we. When you're old you lean on each other, you're best friends & know & trust each other the most....🤓🥰
Tim Sears
Tim Sears:
So she's a genius too, I bet their conversations ran pretty deep, I'd be like wuhhh 🙀, hold on I gotta google it 1st, hopefully I'll understand it 😹✌️
CaneFu
CaneFu:
After being with micro-soft for so long Melinda wants to upgrade the hard-drive.
counting to potato
counting to potato:
Plot twist: they're the same person.
Corenchie Reynaldo
Corenchie Reynaldo:
There is a vaccine to fix this
Justin's Drawing Table
Justin's Drawing Table:
its important to stay happy and know when to move forward in life... Im sure there still happy just in different ways.. life changes.. Congrats on moving forward in life!!
Highzler
Highzler:
I didn’t even know Bill Gates was married lol
neonhamster
neonhamster:
Yeah I’m sure they’ll both be fine...
Number 1Dominator
Number 1Dominator:
Oh no I hope Melinda doesn't get Epsteined.
thatssomething1
thatssomething1:
Well ol' Bill will finally be free to let his Microsoft go find and enter into some new strange spread open gates 😆
Shantia Aikens
Shantia Aikens:
He said in an interview early in their marriage that while he was okay shopping at K-Mart (he was a multi millionaire at the time) and she wanted him to shop at more expensive clothing stores when they were just dating. Here’s to hoping he had a prenup.
ALBUME
ALBUME:
Well soul ties are always there :) 😃
Karen N
Karen N:
Well,well ,well
Arty Nycticious
Arty Nycticious:
That’s key for “ viagra ain’t working no more” 🤷🏻‍♂️
Shiro
Shiro:
She's awesome, you go girl 👑
Ali Omr
Ali Omr:
Money just can't solve some problems🤣🤣🤣 i love how God keept somethings priceless
Ana Maldonado
Ana Maldonado:
😦aw! this is a pity, she is very smart as well, logic. I saw them in TV before in an interview and I liked them.
Anyway, whatever they decide, good luck to them.
LOL
LOL:
Those who have no silimar experience would not be able to understand. That the cleaning routine, kids caring only falls into you every day even you have works to do outside the house. That feeling is like working on a project with your team but your teammates are free -riders. It sounds small for the outside world but when it's happening every day to you, you will understand how it feels.
Brian Davis
Brian Davis:
He’s become too power mad and sinister even for her.
calvin candie
calvin candie:
Bill said it was time for an upgrade...
Joyce W.
Joyce W.:
You don't have to grow as a couple .....You can stay stagnantly happy, LOL!!!!!!
Rinkee Tiwari
Rinkee Tiwari:
I am sad with this news. I always saw them as a perfect couple doing so much for the society, but it's their life and their decision.
migzzy 022
migzzy 022:
This will be the biggest divorce settlement ever.
Anthony Man
Anthony Man:
They were having so much fun rolling out depop together.
Just another opp to reinforce feminism
Christopher Myers
Christopher Myers:
Okay... let's see how much money Melinda gets in the settlement, and who keeps their Seattle mansion?

Bill looks like he could pack a few sweaters in an over nighter, and do quite well at the local Hilton? 🤣
jolanzsuzsanna karpati
jolanzsuzsanna karpati:
So sad. After all that years. Too much money doesn’t help to keep a marriage and a family together. They have beautiful family... one more broken family😥
DistractedActivist
DistractedActivist:
Uh oh....There's trouble in Toyland.
Mgtow
Mgtow:
Marriage is like a Tornado: "In the beginning there's a lot of blowing and sucking, Then you lose your house".
#Mgtow #Leykis #Redpill
Presh
Presh:
Words can't express what WILL_IAM_STONE did for me
Now I can see my husband's phone activities on my phone
Jorge
Jorge:
So sad to hear. Me and Bill have been partners since 1995.
J N
J N:
He finally fell in love with a mother board.
Butterfly
Butterfly:
What a heartbreaking news!
Deify Samurai
Deify Samurai:
This Probably will be right up there with the most expensive divorce in history.
Satguy 141
Satguy 141:
They say as you grow older together two things happen. You start looking like each other and your dog.
I feel sorry for the dog
Stone Forest
Stone Forest:
yes, it is a bit depressive to hear that...i thought those two always appear together happily on TV and new media...when they host charity presentations or etc...it's a bit shocking...to hear about the divorce....
car guy
car guy:
SHE GETS HALF LMAO
Pass B
Pass B:
say hello to forbes's newest female billionaire.... melinda "jackpot" gates, also breaking news bill gates is no longer a billionaire.
LearnToTakeAJoke
LearnToTakeAJoke:
Next phase? Pooping in diapers is a phase in life?
goodmusic
goodmusic:
He deserves as much privacy as his companies gives its users! None! Melinda spill the tea!
Dillard Philosophy
Dillard Philosophy:
Imagine earning that much wealth through your own ingenuity, then paying half to someone in a divorce.
rocked30
rocked30:
I got a feeling Bill Gates probably wants a hot young wife like Jeff Bezos got after his divorce.
Tobi Uchiha
Tobi Uchiha:
I would like to get married, but the way this society is going. Marriage has almost become a joke.
USA 1
USA 1:
I went back to school and had to pay my own way. I applied to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in hopes of a scholarship or other potential funding. I received a reply from them saying I was not eligible because I was not the right color.
Shumete Sam
Shumete Sam:
this is one of the most heart breaking news
KevinJXT38
KevinJXT38:
This confirms even more that anything you do in this life without the guidance of God is bound for failure. Find your purpose through him and live out your purpose with his guidance.

You will make known to me the path of life; In Your presence is fullness of joy;
In your right hand there are pleasures forever.
Psalm 16:11