Facebook with Latestnigeriannews  Twieet with latestnigeriannews  RSS Page Feed
Home  |  All Headlines  |  Punch  |  Thisday  |  Daily Sun  |  Vanguard   |  Guardian  |  The Nation  |  Daily Times  |  Daily Trust  |  Daily Independent
World  |  Sports  |  Technology  |  Entertainment  |  Business  |  Politics  |  Tribune  |  Leadership  |  National Mirror  |  BusinessDay  |  More Channels...

Viewing Mode:

Archive:

  1.     Tool Tips    
  2.    Collapsible   
  3.    Collapsed     
Click to view all Entertainment headlines today

Click to view all Sports headlines today

Bill Gates ends marriage with Melinda

Published by The Nation on Tue, 04 May 2021


By Joseph JibuezeCo-founder and former Chief Executive Officer of Microsoft, Bill Gates, on Monday said he and his wife Melinda will be splitting up after 27 years.Gates owns 1.37 per cent of Microsofts outstanding shares, which are worth more than $26 billion.His net worth is $130.5billion, according to Forbes, and he has donated $35.8 billion worth of Microsoft stock to the Gates Foundation.Gates broke the news via his verified Twitter handle @BillGates, stunning his 54.7million followers.He tweeted: After a great deal of thought and a lot of work on our relationship, we have made the decision to end our marriage.Read Also:Kim Kardashian, Kanye West agree joint custody after divorceOver 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.Last year, Gates stepped down from Microsofts board and began spending more time on the nonprofit Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation alongside Melinda.The two are co-chairs and trustees of the foundation, which launched in 2000.Bill and Melinda met at Microsoft while she had been a marketing manager at the software company.The announcement comes two years after Amazon founder Jeff Bezos said he and his wife, MacKenzie, were getting divorced.Gates and Bezos are among the worlds richest people, and Amazon and Microsoft compete in the cloud computing business.Bezos split his $150billion fortune with MacKenzie in 2019 after his affair with Lauren Sanchez was revealed.The Gates are notoriously philanthropic, giving away vast amounts of their fortune.They, unlike Bezos, are both part of The Giving Pledgea collection of the worlds richest people who have all vowed to devote at least half of their fortunes to charity.
Click here to read full news..

All Channels Nigerian Dailies: Punch  |  Vanguard   |  The Nation  |  Thisday  |  Daily Sun  |  Guardian  |  Daily Times  |  Daily Trust  |  Daily Independent  |   The Herald  |  Tribune  |  Leadership  |  National Mirror  |  BusinessDay  |  New Telegraph  |  Peoples Daily  |  Blueprint  |  Nigerian Pilot  |  Sahara Reporters  |  Premium Times  |  The Cable  |  PM News  |  APO Africa Newsroom

Categories Today: World  |  Sports  |  Technology  |  Entertainment  |  Business  |  Politics  |  Columns  |  All Headlines Today

Entertainment (Local): Linda Ikeji  |  Bella Naija  |  Tori  |  Pulse  |  The NET  |  DailyPost  |  Information Nigeria  |  Gistlover  |  Lailas Blog  |  Miss Petite  |  Olufamous  |  Stella Dimoko Korkus Blog  |  Ynaija  |  All Entertainment News Today

Entertainment (World): TMZ  |  Daily Mail  |  Huffington Post

Sports: Goal  |  African Football  |  Bleacher Report  |  FTBpro  |  Kickoff  |  All Sports Headlines Today

Business & Finance: Nairametrics  |  Business Insider  |  Forbes  |  Entrepreneur  |  The Economist  |  BusinessTech  |  Financial Watch  |  BusinessDay  |  All Business News Headlines Today

Technology (Local): Techpoint  |  TechMoran  |  TechCity  |  Innovation Village  |  IT News Africa  |  Technology Times  |  Technext  |  Techcabal  |  All Technology News Headlines Today

Technology (World): Techcrunch  |  Techmeme  |  Slashdot  |  Wired  |  Hackers News  |  Engadget  |  Pocket Lint  |  The Verge

International Networks:   |  CNN  |  BBC  |  Al Jazeera  |  Yahoo

Forum:   |  Nairaland  |  Naij

Other Links: Home   |  Nigerian Jobs