Nigerian media personality, Uti Nwachukwu has stated that he cannot phantom Bill and Melinda Gates’ decision to end their 27-years marriage.
Uti Nwachukwu blatantly stated that it is pointless getting a divorce in one’s 60s.
Bill is 65 while Melinda is 56.
Recall on Monday, May 3, 1st News reported that Microsoft founder, Bill Gates announced that himself were getting a divorce.
In an apparent reaction to their divorce announcement, actor Uti Nwachukwu, via his Twitter handle, wondered what is the point for a couple to seek a divorce when they are already in their 60s or 70s.
‘‘What’s the point of getting divorced in ur 60s/70s…
I just don’t get it!!
At that age what could possibly be the problem that cannot be resolved?
This marriage thing no be scam so? How many are truly happily married
Anyway Jesus sef no even marry so what am I even saying” he wrote.
Bill Gates and Melinda began dating in 1987 after meeting at a New York trade show; and she’d go on to work in marketing for Microsoft; and also be appointed as General Manager of Information Products in the early ’90s.
The couple wed on January 1, 1994, in Hawaii and Melinda left the company in 1996 to focus on starting their family.
Bill Gates and Melinda have 3 adult children — Jennifer, Rory, and Phoebe — and reside in their huge, earth-sheltered family mansion; dubbed Xanadu 2.0, overlooking Lake Washington in Medina, WA.
Along with being mega-rich, the couple is widely known for their philanthropic efforts; ever since launching the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in 2000.
It was estimated in 2014 that they had donated $28 billion to the foundation; a number that’s only skyrocketed in recent years.
For instance, the Gates Foundation made a contribution of $250 million in late 2020 to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.
It’s unclear if their split will lead to the end of the largest private foundation in the world.
The Gates’ net worth is estimated at more than $130 billion.