Bill Gates and Melinda Gates are getting a divorce!! Sadly, yes. This is personal between a matter for the couple and their fam. But I cannot help thinking it’s a blow to society as well. Both of them have been such a notable couple. They have established a standard in philanthropy not simply in the how much but in the how. The fate of Bill Gates and Melinda French Gates beats the size of Morocco’s annual economy, blends the value of Ford, Twitter, and Marriott International, and is triple the endowment of Harvard. Whereas some know how their wealth is going to be divided in the divorce, one thing is obvious: breaking it up is not that easy.
Bill Gates built great fortunes in human history when he founded Microsoft in 1975 with Paul Allen. His net worth is valued to be more than 124 billion dollars and includes assets as diversified as trophy real estate, public company stocks, and expensive artifacts. There is a significant stake in the luxury Four Seasons hotel chain. There’re thousands of acres of ranch and farmland land, which also involves Buffalo Bill’s historic Wyoming ranch. There are several dollars worth of shares in companies like Waste Management & AutoNation. There is a beachfront mansion in Southern California & one of Leonardo da Vinci’s journals.
According to the case-setting schedule filed on the 3rd of May, the first “trial date” is set for 4th April 2022. Family law authorities assume the vast majority of divorces are settled outside of court before reaching the trial stage, but the procedure can take weeks, months, or even years. A handful of hearings and deadlines are arriving over the coming months, including completing a family law orientation by the end of June.
Stay tuned for more updates!!