The Microsoft boss has given the public a glimpse of how he has fared since ending his 27-year-old marriage with Melinda.
Microsoft founder and billionaire Bill Gates has opened up about life after divorcing his wife of 27 years Melinda Gates. The fourth world richest man and his ex-wife Melinda parted ways earlier this year, an experience which has forced Bill Gates in an open letter on his website GatesNotes to recount the past twelve months as “a year of great personal sadness for me.’’
“Even though I think the things I’ve been working on are by far the most interesting part of my year, I know a lot of people are curious about a subject closer to home: my divorce,’’ he pointed out.
“Melinda and I continue to run our foundation together and have found a good new working rhythm, but I can’t deny that it’s been a year of great personal sadness for me.
“Adapting to change is never easy, no matter what it is.
“I’ve been impressed by how resilient my loved ones – especially my kids – have been in this challenging time.’’
The billionaire also touched on the pandemic, describing it as a “strange and disorienting experience.’’
Bill Gates also noted about the difficulty in seeing his children grow older and leave the family home.
“My personal world has never felt smaller than it did over the last twelve months.
“My family also experienced a lot of changes beyond what you probably saw in the news – my oldest daughter, Jenn, got married this fall, and her wedding was the highlight of my year.
“Our youngest, Phoebe, graduated from high school and went off to college.
“Since my son Rory is also away at school, that means I’m officially an empty nester – the house is a lot quieter without a bunch of teenagers hanging around all the time.
“I miss having them at home, even if it is easier to focus on reading a book or getting work done these days.’’
Bill Gates is the fourth world richest man with an estimated net worth of $139 billion.
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