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Bill and Melinda Gates to divorce after 27 years of marriage

Bill and Melinda Gates have announced they are to divorce after 27 years of marriage, saying they “no longer believe we can grow together as a couple”.

The Microsoft co-founder turned philanthropist and his wife have built up a combined $124bn fortune, making them among the five richest couples in the world.

“After a great deal of thought and a lot of work on our relationship, we have made the decision to end our marriage,” the pair said in a joint statement posted on Twitter on Monday.

The couple, who jointly run the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, said they would continue to run the foundation together.

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