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Divorce lawyers not working on the Gates split say some of the personal assets could be hard to value, hard to separate and highly complex.
Some of the wealth has already been divided: Soon after the announcement, $2.4 billion worth of shares in 'AutoNation,' Canadian National Railway and two Mexican companies belonging to the couple were transferred to French Gates -- making her a billionaire in her own right.
An itemized list might be harder to come by.
Nicholas Kulish, David Gelles, Anupreeta Das and Kate Kelly
Fri, May 14, 2021, 8:03 AM
Bill Gates at a conference in New York, Nov. 6, 2019. (Jeenah Moon/The New York Times).
The fortune of Bill Gates and Melinda French Gates exceeds the size of Morocco’s annual economy, combines the value of Ford, Twitter and Marriott International and is triple the endowment of Harvard. While few know how their wealth will be divided in the divorce, one thing is clear: breaking it up can’t be easy.
Gates built one of the great fortunes in human history when he founded Microsoft in 1975 with Paul Allen. The Gateses’ net worth is estimated to be more than $124 billion, and includes assets as varied as trophy real estate, public company stocks and rare artifacts.
This will get very ugly, most probably Melinda thinks she is better off without her husband's regimented thoughts of reducing the world wide population by killing half of them and being proud of the crime!
This could be interesting to follow and see how Bill Gates' highchair falls on himself!
Gates was a loyal Epstein fan, maybe his wife caught him in the act!
I am positively sure that she wants nothing to do with Bill Gates when she realised how evil he was.
Bill Gates and Jeffrey Epstein: A Timeline of Their Relationship
Melinda Gates is said to have warned Bill Gates to stay away from Jeffrey Epstein after the couple met with the convicted sex offender in 2013 in New York. The Microsoft founder and his wife announced they had filed for divorce last week and The Wall Street Journal reports that the separation of the 25-year marriage has been in the works since at least 2019.
Melinda Gates was reportedly "haunted" by her husband's connection with the convicted paedophile financier who died by suicide after he was jailed in 2019, per The Daily Beast.
Newsweek has reached out to representatives for Bill and Melinda Gates for comment.
By Emma Nolan On 5/10/21 at 7:11 AM EDT
Melinda and Bill Gates will be back together - just maybe in hell -- for sure!
If there's a ''HELL'' they both might meet there...