Ultimate power couple Bill and Melinda Gates called it quits after 27 years of marriage, and many wonder what the split means for the future of their charity foundation — a non-profit organization whose mission is "fighting poverty, disease, and inequity around the world."
What does Bill's divorce from Melinda mean for the woman behind the famous foundation? While it's widely reported that her husband is worth a staggering $130.5 billion, what portion of that rightfully belongs to Melinda?
Before anyone sheds a tear for Melinda, rest assured, the former Microsoft bigwig should be just fine. She may be worth a cool $65 billion (half of her husband's reported net worth) once the dust settles and the ink is dry on her divorce.
As reported by TMZ, divorce documents filed by Melinda indicate that the couple does not have a prenuptial agreement. It's also reported that the divorce documents note the reason for the divorce was due to the state of the marriage being "irretrievably broken."