New Delhi: Bill and Melinda Gates have decided to end their 27 years of marriage, saying ‘we no longer believe we can grow together as a couple’. In an official statement on Twitter, the duo said, “After a great deal of thought and a lot of work on our relationship, we have made the decision to end our marriage. 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.” Also Read - Covid Vaccines, Charity: How Melinda Gates Plans to Spend Life After Divorce From Bill Gates

“We continue to share a belief in that mission and will continue our work together at the foundation, but we no longer believe we can grow together as a couple in the next phase of our lives. We ask for space and privacy for our family as we begin to navigate this new life”, the statement added. Also Read - Bill Gates-Melinda Gates Divorce Update: Talks Began in 2019 About 'Irretrievably Broken' Marriage

The billionaire couple met for the first time at a trade show in New York and began dating in 1987. They tied the knot on New Year’s Day in 1994 in Hawaii. They have three children. Also Read - Bill Gates And Melinda Gates Divorce: Reason Behind The High-Profile Split That Shook Everyone

Notably, they jointly run the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, which apparently works to help all people lead healthy, productive lives. The organisation has spent billions to tackle causes such as infectious diseases and encouraging vaccinations in children.”

In July 2019,  Jeff Bezos and MacKenzie Scott had shocked the world by announcing separation after 25 years of marriage.

Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos married in 1993 and have four children. Jeff Bezos founded Amazon in their Seattle garage in 1994 and turned it into a colossus that dominates online retail.