- It was recently revealed that Bill and Melinda Gate's children would be getting $10 million each out of their parents' divorce settlement
- Various news publications reported the news with a hint of surprise that the kids would be getting "only" about R140 million each
- This resulted in a plethora of reactions from internet users who demanded an explanation as to why such a massive amount was being considered a disappointment
Recent publications have revealed that the children of Bill and Melinda Gates were to receive $10 million, or R140 million, each from the couple's divorce settlement. Jennifer, 25, Rory, 21, and Phoebe, 18 - the couple's three kids - will now have a very comfortable start in life.
When the news was revealed, many headlines included the word "only", which left thousands of internet users puzzled at how so much money could be considered as too little or "not that much".
Many of them wasted no time dedicating various posts to how ridiculously rich the Gates are that such a big amount of money appears to be not that much to them. Read a few of their interesting and sometimes funny comments below:
"Only 10 mill EACH?? Poor them."
"Considering he's worth about $120,000,000,000, $10m isn't actually a lot."
"My dad only gave me $10 before he left the family."
"What do you mean only?"
@KateFlood jokingly said:
"$10 million, a mere pittance."
" 'Only'? That's A LOT of money!"
Briefly News earlier reported that 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.” The 25-year-old heiress to the family empire is the eldest among three siblings; 22-year-old brother Rory and lastborn sister Phoebe, aged 19.
“I’m still learning how to best support my own process and emotions as well as my family members at this time and am grateful for the space to do so,” she wrote.
She added that she would not offer any comments on her parents' decision but asked for people to be kind and offer them support.
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