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Bill Gates officially divorced his wife after 27 years of marriage

Microsoft founder Bill Gates has officially divorced his wife Melinda after 27 years of marriage, writes Business Insider, citing court reports.

It is noted that on August 2, the judge made the final decision on the dissolution of the Gates ' marriage. Neither of the former spouses did ask for a change of surname, CNBC reports. Other details of the divorce are still unknown.

It is assumed that the Gates ' divorce process may become the most expensive in the world. The previous “record” was set by the founder of the online retailer Amazon Jeff Bezos and his ex-wife Mackenzie Bezos. Gates is one of the five richest businessmen in the world, his family's fortune is estimated at $130 billion.

The couple announced their separation on May 3. Bill and Melinda Gates stressed that they are separating after 27 years of marriage and “hard work on the relationship.” They noted that during this time they have raised three wonderful children and created a charitable foundation working around the world. “We will continue to work together on the foundation, but we no longer believe that we as a couple will be able to grow together in this new phase of our lives,” they concluded.

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