Bill Gates, co-founder and former CEO of Microsoft, and his wife, Melinda French Gates, said on Twitter on Monday that they will split up after 27 years.
Gates dropped out of Harvard University to co-found technology giant Microsoft with school friend Paul Allen in 1975.
Bill Gates is the fourth wealthiest person in the world, according to Forbes, and is worth $124bn (£89bn).
Melinda met Bill at Microsoft in 1987, shortly after the computer science and economics graduate joined the technology firm, Aljezeera reports.
She is the “most powerful woman” in philanthropy, according to Forbes.
Reports on Tuesday said the couple did not sign a prenuptial agreement before they got married in 1994.
Read their statements below.
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