One of the world’s wealthiest couples and the co-founders of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation have announced on Monday their separation via Twitter. In the last two decades, the couple has contributed to charitable work around the globe supporting healthcare, gender equality, education, poverty, and more. However, even after the split, the former couple will have no changes to their respective roles and will remain as co-chairs and trustees of the foundation.
In their official statement stated “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”.