August 2, 2021 | 2:33pm | Updated August 2, 2021 | 2:59pm
Melinda and Bill Gates have reportedly had their divorce finalized by a judge. AP/Kamil Zihnioglu
Billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates and estranged wife Melinda finalized their divorce Monday — months after they first announced their split, a report said.
A judge formally signed off on the pair’s divorce, TMZ reported, citing court documents. The gossip outlet did not specify the name of the judge or where the documents were filed.
This court document titled “Decree of Dissolution” is signed by Judge Josephine Wiggs-Martin.BACKGRIDOrder number 4 reveals that Melinda has not requested to revert to her maiden name and she will remain Melinda Gates.BACKGRIDThis court document dated August 2, 2021 is signed by attorneys Sherri M. Anderson and Ted D. Billbe.BACKGRID
The Microsoft co-founder and his wife announced they were breaking up after 27 years of marriage in May.
The pair founded the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation while they were together and built it into one of the largest charitable organizations in the world.
Bill Gates and Melinda Gates were married for 27 years.Jeff Christensen/Getty Images
He was listed as the fourth richest person in the world by Forbes this year with an estimated $124 billion fortune.