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”.
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.