Bill Gates and his wife Melinda are due for divorce, he said.
In a post on the Microsoft founder’s Twitter account, the couple said they made the decision after “a lot of thought and a lot of work on our relationship.”
Gates, the fourth richest man in the world with a net worth of $ 130 billion, married Melinda in January 1994.
“Over the past 27 years, we have raised three amazing children and built a foundation that works around the world to enable everyone to lead healthy and productive lives,” they said.
“We continue to share our belief in this mission and we will continue our work together at the foundation, but we no longer believe that we can grow together as a couple in this next phase of our life.
“We ask for space and privacy for our family as we begin to navigate this new life.”