Jeff Bezos has begun trending online as people start to compare his divorce settlement on Melinda Gates’ potential payout…
It comes after news broke over the weekend that Bill and Melinda Gates are getting divorced.
The couple announced their divorce after 27 years of marriage…
Now we all know Gates as the mastermind behind Microsoft – one of the largest tech companies in the world.
The company wrote and developed one of the most-used computer software in the world. According to Forbes, Microsoft is the third biggest company in the world, with an estimated worth of $947 billion dollars.
Not bad for a college drop out…
He dropped out of college in 1975.
Bill and Paul were childhood friends…
Though they didn’t get expelled for this…
The boys started a small company from the school.
Cue the birth of Microsoft…
Microsoft went from strength to strength.
Windows became the staple computer operating system.
And he didn’t stop there…
It seems that Bill has experienced nothing but success with Microsoft.
The fact that he’s one of the world’s richest men alone tells you everything you need to know, doesn’t it?
Microsoft is one of the world’s most respected companies, and I, for one, can’t picture anything ever going wrong for them.
And throughout all of his successes…
Bill had his wife, Melinda, by his side.
They have been married since 1994…
They’re also known for being incredibly generous…
But just days ago…
News emerged that the couple are getting divorced.
The statement reads:
“Over the last 27 years, we have raised three incredible children and built a foundation that works all over the world to enable all people to lead healthy, productive lives.”
“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 the next phase of our lives.”
The Gates’ net worth is estimated at more than $130 billion.
Which of course has led many people to ask about one thing in particular… the divorce settlement.
As Gates currently sit as the fourth wealthiest man on Earth, questions have turned to their divorce settlement.
With many comparing it to the split between Jeff Bezos and MacKenzie Scott.
When Jeff Bezos got divorced, his fortune fell from $159 billion to $121 billion. Two years later, he’s now worth $202B.
If Bill Gates loses the same %, his fortune would fall to $98B. When the pandemic began, he had $98B.
To give you a sense of how fast rich people make money.
Bezos and Scott’s divorce settlement became the biggest in history back in 2019, when gave Bezos gave Scott a 4% stake in Amazon and shares worth a staggering $38 billion.
As a result, Scott became the wealthiest woman in the world when her shares surged .
So, with Gates worth an estimated $130 billion, as per Forbes, people are naturally wondering what Melinda’s payout will be.
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