- Bill Gates has enlisted the help of an old-time friend, Charlie T Munger, as his divorce lawyer
- Bill and his wife Melinda Gates were married for 27 years and did not have a pre-nuptial agreement in place, which makes the divorce sticky
- The couple are also worth almost R1.8 trillion, which will now need to be divided between the two of them
Bill Gates has reportedly hired Charlie T Munger, a 97-year-old American investor who once lost all his money in a divorce settlement and then rebuilt his success, as his divorce lawyer after he and Melinda announced their plans to separate.
Bill and Melinda, who were married for 27 years, reportedly did not have a pre-nuptial agreement in place. This makes their divorce quite tricky since they are worth $130 billion or nearly R1.8 trillion.
Munger whose divorce cost him a ton of money in the 50s seemingly has experience with this sort of thing as he later remarried and rebuilt his fortune, seems to be the best person that Bill has in mind to represent him, an IOL article reports.
Briefly News earlier reported that one of the world's richest men, Bill Gates and his wife Melinda, has announced that they are working on getting a divorce. The two have been together for 27 years but no longer believe that they can grow together as a couple.
In a joint statement released on their personal social media account, the former couple noted their decision was made after "a great deal of thought" and putting a lot of work into their relationship.
Meanwhile, the firstborn daughter of Bill and Melinda Gates, Jennifer Gates, has shared on Instagram stories that the family is going through "a challenging stretch of time.”
This is after her parents announced on Monday, May 3, that they are divorcing after 27 years of marriage. The 25-year-old heiress to the family's $130 billion empire is the eldest among two other siblings; 22-year-old brother Rory and lastborn sister Phoebe, aged 19.
She added that she will not offer any comments on her parents' decision but asked for people to be kind and offer them support. Taking direction from her parents, who requested space and privacy during the period, Jennifer expressed her desire (and that of her siblings) for privacy and respect.
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