Through social media, Bill Gates and his wife, Melinda Gates, have announced that they will be ending their marriage after 27 years.

See the announcement that came from @BillGates on Twitter below.

According to the announcement from the Gates' they, "... no longer believe we can grow together as a couple in this next phase of our lives". The two conclude their statement asking for privacy during this time.

Bill Gates is, of course, the co-founder of Microsoft and has worked with his wife on the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for years now.

Bill Gates is among the wealthiest people in the world, with a net-worth estimated at roughly $130 Billion. With so much wealth and power in the Gates family, this will surely be a complicated process for the family to progress through.

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