Divorce: Bloomberg delists Bill Gates from billionaire list

Bill Gates, one of the world’s richest men has been removed from Bloomberg’s billionaire list hours after news of his divorce from Melinda Gates.

Before being taken off the list by the business platform, Gates was fourth on the index with a net worth of $145 billion, having gained over $13 billion in 2021 alone.

Financial details of their parting ways are not yet clear but Melinda may take half of her estrange husband’s wealth.

Single Gates became the youngest American Billionaire in 1987, a record he held until Mark Zuckerberg, the Facebook founder came to the billionaire status in 2007.

He got married to Melinda in 1994, after already being named the richest man in America and they have three children together.

 

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