- Reports have emerged on what could have eventually led to Bill and Melinda Gates's divorce announced weeks ago
- It was gathered that long before the divorce, Bill Gates had had many inappropriate relationships with female staff members
- In their divorce filings, Melinda was said to have written that the 27-year-old marriage was broken beyond repair
On Monday, May 3, Bill and Melinda Gates announced an end to their 27-year-old marriage that produced three children.
The announcement was unexpected and almost everyone was wondering what could have gone wrong. Nevertheless, many praised the billionaire couple for maturely ending the relationship on their own terms with any needless scandalous stories.
However, weeks after the divorce, stories have started filtering out on what could have triggered the divorce.
According to a report filed by Dailymail UK, the Microsoft founder had an 'inappropriate' sexual relationship with a female staff member in 2000.
He was said to have resigned while an investigation into the relationship was being investigated by the company board.
Daily Beast also reported that Bill Gates admitted to having an affair with the staff member, a Microsoft engineer.
The newspaper reported some members of the Board of Directors thought Bill Gates should leave the board, but he resigned before the probe could be completed and now claims his exit had nothing to do with the matter.
Legit.ng gathers that the scandalous relationship ended amicably 20 years ago.
However, his affair was not limited to the said Microsoft engineer as media reports also claimed that while Gates was married to his wife, Melinda, he was known to “pursue” multiple women he worked with.
Several incidents of the billionaire's inappropriate messages to female staff members were also reported by Daily Beast.
The New York Times also reported that Gates asked two female staff members out on dates while he was still married to Melinda.
In the divorce filings, Bill Gates' ex-wife who now bears the name Melinda French Gates, said the marriage is 'irretrievably broken'.
Meanwhile, following their divorce, Bill Gates and his ex-wife are already sharing their fortune, and Melinda’s wealth in the process has shot up, making her a billionaire.
The Microsoft founder’s ex-wife got a transfer of $1.8 billion (N684,900,000,000) in Cascade Investment on Monday, May 3, on the same day they made their divorce public to the media.
With the wealth allocation, the former wife of the tech giant is now richer as Gates’ fortune takes a mild hit. It should be noted that despite the fall in his wealth, Bill is still the world’s fourth-richest person with a net worth of $128.6 billion (N48,856,200,000,000).