Bill Gates gets divorced

Bill Gates gets divorced

Bill Gates is one of the world’s richest men. He created the company ‘Microsoft’ with his friend in 1975. Yesterday he announced that he is getting a divorce with his wife Melinda Gates.

In 1987, Melinda joined Microsoft as a product manager and was very successful. Eventually, Melinda and Bill started dating. They got married in 1994 in Hawaii.


Bill and Melinda Gates are worth over $100 billion. Since the year 2000, they have been doing charity work, trying to make the world a better place. They send a lot of money to charities in Africa, where they want to improve hospitals and medical programs.


Bill and Melinda Gates announced their divorce on Twitter, saying “After a great deal of thought and a lot of work on our relationship, we have made the decision to end our marriage”.


Key words:

Divorce – When two married people break up the marriage.

Marry – When two people have a wedding and get married.

Dating (verb) – Before getting married, people ‘date’ each other.

Relationship – When people are dating or married for a long time, they are in a ‘relationship.

Worth – How much money someone has, or, how much money something costs.

Charity – An organisation that helps poor or ill people.

Richest – The person with the most money.


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