Bill and Melinda Gates are divorcing after a whole 27 years in marriage. Can you believe that? This is a power couple that had it all! What could make a couple that had everything that money could buy break up?
There is no doubt that money is good; it can buy you all the creature comforts in this world. However, it would appear, too much of it can be overly suffocating to other important things in life, such as meaningful relationships.
Why are BILL and MELINDA Gates Divorcing?
This is mostly due to the unwarranted attention and scrutiny that the filthy rich attract from the public.
As much as money can buy all the material things that you can think of, there are some things that it can never afford. Long-lasting love and
happiness in marriage, contentment or fulfillment in life – and immortality, are just but a few of the things that money can’t buy.
Bill and Melinda Lavish Wedding.
When Bill and Melinda got married on the Hawaiian island of Lanai, in 1994, they reportedly hired up all the local helicopters, to stop unwanted guests from flying over the island.
That is just a sneak preview of how lavish and fancy their wedding was.
Perhaps there is one important lesson that we can learn here: a lavish or fancy wedding can never be an accurate measure of how successful and happy a marriage will turn out to be.
It is amazing to what extents couples are normally willing to go, just to make their weddings lavish and unique. Some go into serious debt, just to accomplish this, only to begin dealing with auctioneers immediately after their honeymoon. I digress.
But, that’s besides the point for Bill and Melinda. If the number of helicopters they hired for their wedding is anything to go by, then the two must’ve been already extremely rich by the time they got married.
The Gates Big Announcement on Twitter.
There is every likelihood that the sheer power and huge doses of limelight that normally follow immense wealth is what has been slowly suffocating their marriage.
In their tacitly written joint communique announcing their divorce on Twitter, the two had this to say.
“Over the last 27 years, 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…
….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.”
In recent times, especially during the current Covid-19 global pandemic, the Gates family has been getting a lot of negative press.
Most of it emanated from conspiracy theorists, who seem to think that the family has had a hidden agenda behind the corona pandemic that is currently ravaging the globe.
Conspiracy Theories about the Bill Gates Empire.
I won’t be surprised if the recent negative press associated with the Bill Gates empire turns out to be the last straw that broke the proverbial camel’s back.
Nevertheless, their sensational divorce on Twitter opens even more room for new conspiracy theories about their family.
As usual, the tabloids, media houses and bloggers are waiting in the wings to land on the juiciest conspiracy theories that will emerge from this latest development.
Any story regarding the 4th richest man on the globe (According to Forbes Magazine) is a biiig deal. The big divorce is enough fodder to feed the conspiracy and rumor mills for the next several months.
Splitting the Vast Bill Gates Empire after Divorce.
The Bill Gates business empire is estimated to be in the neighborhood of $134.1 billions, upwards.
What will be of immediate interest to the media and the public is how the humongous Bill Gates fortune will be split between the two divorcees, after the divorce settlement proceedings are over.
Whichever way their estate will be split, one thing is clear: both of them will still remain in the dollar billionaire club.
However, the split will definitely kick Bill Gates out of the the top ten, or even top twenty list of the richest men on earth. And that folks, is life.