The couple posted identical tweets on Monday saying they had made the decision to end their marriage of 27 years.
“We have raised three incredible children and built a foundation that works all over the world to enable all people to lead healthy, productive lives,” they said in a statement. “We ask for space and privacy for our family as we begin to navigate this new life.”
The couple will be the second high-profile Seattle-area billionaire couple to end their marriage in recent years. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and MacKenzie Bezos finalized their divorce in 2019. MacKenzie Scott received a 4 per cent stake in Amazon, worth more than $36 billion, and has since remarried.
Folks on Twitter naturally had a lot to say. Here are some of the best reactions and viral comments so far on what is set to be one of the biggest divorces in history.
The first pounced on the likely financial hit the billionaire is about to take...
Bill Gates was afraid Liz Warren would take all his money.
Now it looks like Melinda Gates is gonna do that instead.
— Victoria Brownworth (@Victoria Brownworth)
One person felt pretty downcast that it had all fallen apart, despite the financial advantage.
If Bill Gates got all that money and still can't make it work, tf ya'll expect outta the rest of us? lmaoooo