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    Bill & Melinda Gates splitting up after 27yrs

    Bill Gates and Melinda Gates are splitting up after 27 years
    PUBLISHED MON, MAY 3 20214:34 PM


    ---Bill Gates, co-founder and former CEO of Microsoft, said in a tweet on Monday that he and his wife, Melinda Gates, will be splitting up after 27 years. The two will keep working together on philanthropic work, which has addressed education, gender equality and health care. The decision reflects a personal change at the top of American business. Gates led Microsoft as CEO from its founding in 1975 until 2000, leaving Steve Ballmer to run the company.

    ---Financial details of the Gateses parting ways are not yet clear. Bill Gates owns 1.37% of Microsoft’s outstanding shares, which are worth more than $26 billion, according to FactSet. The couple were creators, along with Warren Buffett, of the Giving Pledge, which involves giving away more than half of their wealth.


    ---Last year Bill Gates stepped down from Microsoft’s board as the coronavirus became a force around the world. He began spending more time on the nonprofit Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation alongside Melinda Gates. The two are co-chairs and trustees of the foundation, which launched in 2000.

    https://www.cnbc.com/2021/05/03/bill-gates-and-melinda-gates-are-splitting-up.html
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    Welp, she has enough money. Or maybe a prenuptial contract just expired?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DMK View Post
    Welp, she has enough money. Or maybe a prenuptial contract just expired?
    It said they were going to give away half of their money anyway, lol. She will have more money than any one could spend. It's a congenial parting, Bill wrote a nice comment in his Twitter account - which I couldn't copy and paste.


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    I hope they each can find happiness ... without making the rest of us miserable.

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    I wonder who the little floozy is?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dinosaur View Post
    I hope they each can find happiness ... without making the rest of us miserable.
    I agree. I like your kindness dinosaur, if we had more of it things might not be as bad.


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    She wanted kids and he wants to depopulate the world.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Foghorn View Post
    She wanted kids and he wants to depopulate the world.
    If they had had children between them they might have had different outlooks on many things. Life is strange....


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    Bill was an odd duck. I knew him from IBM in Portland. He wouldn't go raise hell with us in the GoGo joints. They made him come in thru the Janitor entrance because of his dress. Enough

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    My guess is, Melinda finally got as fed up as the rest of us with having to deal with Windows and, in particular, Outlook.

    She'll probably find a nice linux distro to settle down with.
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