Jakarta, TOPNews Indonesia –
Founder of Microsoft Bill Gates decide to divorced from his wife, Melinda Gates. The decision was taken after both of them underwent a dip household for 27 years.
So far, both of them are known to be active in the humanitarian field. However, now Bill feels that he is no longer able to continue his life with Melinda as a husband and wife.
27 years is certainly not a short time for a husband and wife to live a household life together. The love story of the two even started more than 27 years ago.
Quoting US Magazine, the couple met in 1987 ago. At that time, Melinda started working at Microsoft, a company founded by Bill.
“He [Melinda] I have another girlfriend, and I have Microsoft, “said Bill recalling his first meeting with Melinda in the miniseries Netflik Inside Bill’s Brain which was released in 2019.
A few weeks after the first meeting, Bill then took the courage to ask Melinda out. He was so busy that Bill even had to set a date two weeks in advance.
While dating, Melinda had doubts about her relationship. Imagine, the man who is her date is the boss where she works.
Before getting married, both of them had a date in Africa in 1993. This date made them determined to be active in the humanitarian field.
After their relationship became more serious, Bill made a list of pros and cons to convince him to propose to Melinda. The two then married in Pulai Lanai, Hawaii, United States, to coincide with the new year 1994 ago.
Bill and Melinda welcomed their first baby, Jennifer, in 1996. In 1999, their second son Rory was born, following the youngest Phoebe who was born in 2002.
Since the birth of her first daughter, Melinda has decided to quit her career at Microsoft and focus on raising her daughter.
However, Melinda’s departure from Microsoft did not mean that she would stop doing her activities. He continues to work with Bill managing a charity organization which was an early version of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation which was released in 1994.The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation itself is a philanthropic organization that focuses on issues of global health, education, access to digital information through libraries, and support. for risky families.
“Working together and fostering a family together, there is a certain intensity for that. We are very lucky, because we see many things in the same way, the goal is almost the same,” said Bill on Facebook Live in 2019.
For Bill, as stated in Inside Bill’s Brain, Melinda is an equal partner. “He was very similar to me because he was optimistic and interested in science,” said Bill.
Their charity efforts received so much public attention that Bill and Melinda were finally named Time’s Persons of the Year in 2005.
Their household relationship continues to run well. One time, Melinda also talked about the different points of view between the two of them which actually made them attracted to each other.
“I’ve always been interested in his point of view [Bill] and I know he’s always been interested in my point of view. I think sometimes our disagreements sharpen what we are proposing to each other, “Melinda said on Facebook Live 2019.