Bloomberg removes Bill Gates from billionaire list after divorce
The company network acted soon after news of Gates’ divorce from his 27-year-long wife went viral.
Gates was fourth on the index before being removed, with a net worth of $145 billion and a gain of over $13 billion in 2021 alone.
The financial particulars of their split are still unknown, but Melinda may receive half of her estranged husband’s fortune.
In 1987, an unmarried Gates became the youngest American billionaire, a record he held until Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook, surpassed him in 2007. He married Melinda in 1994, after already being elected America’s richest man. They are the parents of three daughters.