Bloomberg, a very acknowledged business platform, has removed Co-founder of Microsoft, Bill Gate from its billionaire list.
The business platform took the action shortly after news of Gates divorce to his wife of 27 years went viral.
“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,” they said in a joint statement.
Bill gate was fourth on the list, after Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk and Bernard Arnault before being removed.
Financial details of their parting ways are not yet clear but Melinda may take half of her estrange husband’s wealth.
An unmarried Gates became the youngest American Billionaire in 1987, a record he held until Mark Zuckerberg, the Facebook founder came to the billionaire status in 2007. He got married to Melinda in 1994, after already being named the richest man in America. They have three children together.