Bill Gates, Melinda French officially divorced - report

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Bill Gates, Melinda French Officially Divorced - Report
File photo dated 12/06/09 of Bill and Melinda Gates who have announced that they are divorcing. Issue date: Monday May 3, 2021.
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The divorce between Bill Gates and Melinda French Gates, co-founders of one of the world’s largest private charitable foundations, was finalised on Monday, Business Insider reported, citing court documents.

The couple filed for divorce on May 3rd after 27 years of marriage, but pledged to continue their philanthropic work together.

The Seattle-based Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has become one of the most powerful and influential forces in global public health, spending more than $50 billion over the past two decades to bring a business approach to combating poverty and disease.

The Gateses have backed widely praised programs in malaria and polio eradication, child nutrition and vaccines. The foundation last year committed some $1.75 billion to Covid-19 relief.

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