Bill and Melinda Gates: A life in pictures


Bill and Melinda Gates have announced they are ending their marriage after 27 years because they “no longer believe they can grow as a couple in the next phase of our lives”.

The couple set up the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation – a non-profit agency that set out to fight poverty, disease and inequity around the world – in 2000.

May be an image of 2 people and text that says 'BILL AND MELINDA'Mr Gates, the co-founder of Microsoft who made his fortune developing software for the personal computer, stepped down from his day-to-day role running the tech company in 2008.

The couple first met in the 1980s when Melinda joined the Microsoft firm.

Source: BBC



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