Billionaire couple Bill and Melinda Gates paid tribute to their “incredible” children on Monday (May 3) by announcing their divorce after 27 years of marriage.
Bill and Melinda are the parents of Jennifer, 25, Rory, 21, and Phoebe, 18.
Although Bill Gates is one of the richest people in the world with a net worth of $ 130 billion, he and Melinda have raised their children in a very easy way.
It’s worth noting that the trio will inherit only a tiny percentage of their parents’ wealth, which will be around $ 10 million each.
Speaking about his decision to give most of his money to charity, Bill said in a 2013 Q&A on Reddit: “I really think leaving huge sums of money for kids n ’tis no favor for them. “
Speaking to The Times in 2019, Melinda said, “We’re trying to break the ice, but it’s not the easiest.”
Jennifer, 25, is the couple’s oldest and is currently studying medicine. Jennifer is also passionate about horseback riding. Jennifer graduated from Stanford University in 2018.
Speaking about her childhood, Jennifer once said, “I was born in a huge position of privilege, and I think it’s about using those opportunities and learning from them to find things that I’m passionate about. and hopefully make the world a little bigger. a better place. “
Following her parents’ divorce, Jennifer wrote on Instagram: “Hi friends, many of you have now heard the news that my parents are separating. It has been a tough time for all of our family. I am learning always doing better. I am supporting my own process and emotions as well as my family members at this time, and I am grateful to have the space to do so. I will no longer personally comment on anything regarding the separation , but know that your kind words and support mean the world to me. Thank you for understanding our desire for privacy as we navigate the next phases of our lives. “
Rory, 21, prefers to stay out of the spotlight.
Melinda once praised him in an interview and said, “When my son Rory was born, I spent a lot of time imagining what this little person would look like and who he would be growing up. Now that we are approaching his 18th birthday, I have my answer. Rory is compassionate and curious. He is a wonderful son and a caring brother. He inherited his parents’ obsessive love for puzzles – and one of the things that makes me proudest: Rory is a feminist. As he steps out into the world, I feel more optimistic than ever about the future his generation will build. “
Phoebe was born in 2002 and is the youngest child of Bill and Melinda Gates. Phoebe has 84,400 followers on Instagram despite her profile being private.