Bill and Melinda Gates have announced their divorce after 27 years of marriage, saying they no longer believe they can grow together as a couple.
The pair wrote on twitter after a great deal of thought and a lot of work on their relationship, they have made the decision to end their marriage.
They first met in the 1980s when Melinda joined Bill's Microsoft firm.
They jointly run the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
The organisation has spent billions fighting causes such as infectious diseases and encouraging vaccinations in children.
According to Forbes Bill Gates is the fourth wealthiest person in the world and is worth US $124 billion.
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