Bill Gates and his wife Melinda are getting divorced after 27 years. The couple released a joint statement.
In a joint statement Monday, the couple announced they've made a decision to end their marriage, saying, "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."
The Gates' net worth is estimated at more than $130 billion.