, August 3, according to the US Chinese website, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates (Bill Gates) and Melinda French Gates (Melinda French Gates) 27 years of marriage in local time 8 It officially ends on the 2nd.

  According to the report, the divorce documents submitted by both parties to the Supreme Court of Kings County, Washington, took effect on August 2; the two announced their divorce plans three months ago.

Data map: Bill Gates and Melinda French Gates.

  According to a report in the New York Times in May, Melinda has been uncomfortable with her husband’s relationship with the late billionaire Epstein. After the media announced the details of the relationship between the two, she hired a divorce lawyer.

  According to court documents, Melinda did not ask for a name change.

Although the two agreed to continue to cooperate in charity, this cooperation may also end with the end of the marriage.

In July, the two co-chairs of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation stated that if either of the two thinks they can't work together after two years, Melinda will resign.

  Gates and Melinda are one of the most influential couples in the global business community.

Bill Gates founded Microsoft with Paul Allen in 1975. Gates was the CEO. Melinda worked at Microsoft from 1987 to 1996.

The two met in 1987, married in 1994, and their foundation was launched in 2000.

  In 2019, Microsoft received a report that Bill Gates had an intimate relationship with an employee in 2000.

A Microsoft spokesperson previously told the media that a board committee hired a law firm to investigate.

Gates left the Microsoft board of directors in early 2020, but a spokesperson for Bill Gates told the New York Times that his decision to step down had nothing to do with this incident.

  According to Bloomberg News, Bill Gates is still the fourth richest man in the world, with a net worth of US$152 billion.

According to a document released by the Securities and Exchange Commission, on May 4, the day the two announced their divorce, the Cascade Investment Company controlled by Bill Gates transferred 14.1 million shares of the Canadian National Railway Company and 2.94 million shares. Shares of AutoNation's stock to Melinda Gates are worth approximately US$1.5 billion and US$309 million, respectively.

  Melinda has recently been actively engaged in philanthropy related to gender equality with McKinsey Scott, the ex-wife of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos.