Bill and Melinda Gates 'officially divorced'
The divorce between Bill Gates and Melinda French Gates, co-founders of one of the world’s largest private charitable foundations, has been finalised, Business Insider reports, citing court documents.
The couple filed for divorce on May 3 after 27 years of marriage but pledged to continue their philanthropic work together.
The Seattle-based Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has become one of the most powerful and influential forces in global public health, spending more than $US50 billion ($A68 billion) over the past two decades to bring a business approach to combating poverty and disease.
The Gateses have backed widely praised programs in malaria and polio eradication, child nutrition and vaccines.
The foundation last year committed $US1.75 billion to COVID-19 relief.
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