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Bill & Melinda Gates announce split after nearly 27 years
Posted by: pRICE cUBE
Date: May 03, 2021 04:36PM
[us.yahoo.com]

Microsoft (MSFT) co-founder Bill Gates and his wife, Melinda, will separate after 27 years together, the billionaire announced on Monday, ending a marriage that launched a globe-spanning philanthropic and humanitarian empire.

Via Twitter, Gates — one of the world's wealthiest men — said that he and his wife remain committed to their "mission" as philanthropists, but "we no longer believe we can grow together as a couple in this next phase of our lives."

The couple jointly chairs one of the world's largest philanthropies, and both are signatories of Warren Buffett's Giving Pledge, a commitment of the world's wealthiest people to donate the majority of their wealth to philanthropic endeavors.

According to multiple sources, foundation staff was alerted ahead of time before the couple broke the news on social media — with one staffer describing the internal mood as one of "total shock."

The Gates' divorce raises questions about how one of the world's largest fortunes will be divided, but Amazon (AMZN) founder Jeff Bezos provides a useful test case of how the fruits of the Gates' union will be divided.





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Oh no! The Gates calling it quits
Posted by: MikeF
Date: May 03, 2021 04:05PM
Bill and Melinda Gates breaking up:
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Re: Oh no! The Gates calling it quits
Posted by: Paul F.
Date: May 03, 2021 04:06PM
Ooof... that's gonna cost him!



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Re: Oh no! The Gates calling it quits
Posted by: macphanatic
Date: May 03, 2021 04:12PM
Maybe the vaccine actually has a tracker in it and Melinda found out where Bill was. smiley-laughing001

Note: Above was said with sarcasm.
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Re: Oh no! The Gates calling it quits
Posted by: hal
Date: May 03, 2021 04:18PM
They had a hell of a run. There's plenty of money for everyone. I imagine this will remain amicable.
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Re: Oh no! The Gates calling it quits
Posted by: Acer
Date: May 03, 2021 04:19PM
Seems like a nice guy in his dotage. He can crash at my place for a few until he gets his head together. (Very reasonable rent)
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Re: Oh no! The Gates calling it quits
Posted by: Bernie
Date: May 03, 2021 04:25PM
Maybe the vaccine actually has a tracker in it and Melinda found out where Bill was.

No Sarcasm implied.

secret smiley




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Re: Oh no! The Gates calling it quits
Posted by: p8712
Date: May 03, 2021 04:28PM
Wife Swap Bezos edition
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Re: Oh no! The Gates calling it quits
Posted by: rgG
Date: May 03, 2021 04:29PM
Awe. I hate to hear that.





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Re: Oh no! The Gates calling it quits
Posted by: Paul F.
Date: May 03, 2021 04:31PM
So.. she's gonna be single and worth HOW much?
devil smiley



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Persistence is necessary for Excellence. And Persistence is a Decision.

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Re: Oh no! The Gates calling it quits
Posted by: AllGold
Date: May 03, 2021 04:35PM
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So.. she's gonna be single and worth HOW much?
devil smiley

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Re: Oh no! The Gates calling it quits
Posted by: mikebw
Date: May 03, 2021 04:38PM
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So.. she's gonna be single and worth HOW much?
devil smiley

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If you have to ask...
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Re: Bill & Melinda Gates announce split after nearly 27 years
Posted by: Speedy
Date: May 03, 2021 04:44PM
I doubt after nearly 27 years it has anything to do with his annual visits to his ex-girlfriend.



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Re: Bill & Melinda Gates announce split after nearly 27 years
Posted by: August West
Date: May 03, 2021 05:01PM
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Re: Bill & Melinda Gates announce split after nearly 27 years
Posted by: MikeF
Date: May 03, 2021 05:05PM
And why couldn't the "new topic" be inserted into the thread rather than taking over the original?
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Re: Bill & Melinda Gates announce split after nearly 27 years
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: May 03, 2021 05:08PM
Washington is a community property state. but does it matter, it's not like either of them are going to be poor.

it really is rather amazing that the marriage lasted this long. I can't imagine the stress having that much money and responsibility has on a marraige.



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Re: Oh no! The Gates calling it quits
Posted by: Lux Interior
Date: May 03, 2021 05:09PM
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Ooof... that's gonna cost him!

Yeah. Now I'm never gonna get that money from forwarding all of his tracking emails!
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Re: Bill & Melinda Gates announce split after nearly 27 years
Posted by: Lemon Drop
Date: May 03, 2021 05:12PM
Very sorry to hear this. Always a tragedy when a once happy family dissolves. I thought they were a rock solid couple. Oh well.
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Re: Bill & Melinda Gates announce split after nearly 27 years
Posted by: pRICE cUBE
Date: May 03, 2021 05:12PM

Hey ladies, I'm available.




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Re: Bill & Melinda Gates announce split after nearly 27 years
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: May 03, 2021 05:27PM

Bill first met Tim at a Sun Valley Media conference in 2015
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Re: Oh no! The Gates calling it quits
Posted by: Lemon Drop
Date: May 03, 2021 05:43PM
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Paul F.
So.. she's gonna be single and worth HOW much?
devil smiley

Mackenzie Scott (formerly Bezos) married her kids middle school science teacher. He resigned, apparently. smiling smiley

So ya never know..
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Re: Bill & Melinda Gates announce split after nearly 27 years
Posted by: MrNoBody
Date: May 03, 2021 06:17PM
Bill caught Melinda with her new love...



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Re: Oh no! The Gates calling it quits
Posted by: GGD
Date: May 03, 2021 06:57PM
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Maybe the vaccine actually has a tracker in it and Melinda found out where Bill was.

No Sarcasm implied.

secret smiley

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Re: Oh no! The Gates calling it quits
Posted by: N-OS X-tasy!
Date: May 03, 2021 07:16PM
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Paul F.
So.. she's gonna be single and worth HOW much?
devil smiley

Lauren Bezos is much cuter and probably worth more, to boot.



It is what it is.



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Re: Bill & Melinda Gates announce split after nearly 27 years
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: May 03, 2021 07:24PM
.....I split.......on your grave......



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Re: Oh no! The Gates calling it quits
Posted by: davester
Date: May 03, 2021 07:25PM
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Paul F.
Ooof... that's gonna cost him!

Not really. He has far more money than any human could spend in a lifetime. Based on strong advice from his dad, he (and Melinda) have been giving their wealth away as fast as they could to good causes. I don't expect this event to have any effect at all on his real wealth or their giving.



"In science it often happens that scientists say, 'You know that's a really good argument; my position is mistaken,' and then they would actually change their minds and you never hear that old view from them again. They really do it. It doesn't happen as often as it should, because scientists are human and change is sometimes painful. But it happens every day. I cannot recall the last time something like that happened in politics or religion." (1987) -- Carl Sagan
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Re: Bill & Melinda Gates announce split after nearly 27 years
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: May 03, 2021 10:33PM
....when one Gates closes.....another opens......



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Re: Oh no! The Gates calling it quits
Posted by: d4
Date: May 04, 2021 05:18AM
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Ooof... that's gonna cost him!

Oof! That's gonna cost her as well!



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Re: Oh no! The Gates calling it quits
Posted by: bobinmurphy
Date: May 04, 2021 06:52AM
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Paul F.
Ooof... that's gonna cost him!

Oof! That's gonna cost her as well!

Wouldn't be surprised if it's being done as a plain business decision over taxes. With the new taxes probably coming down from DC they can probably save enough with a divorce to fund a half dozen small countries.
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Re: Oh no! The Gates calling it quits
Posted by: Lemon Drop
Date: May 04, 2021 07:29AM
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Paul F.
Ooof... that's gonna cost him!

Oof! That's gonna cost her as well!

Wouldn't be surprised if it's being done as a plain business decision over taxes. With the new taxes probably coming down from DC they can probably save enough with a divorce to fund a half dozen small countries.

Well..you made it political. The Gates family including quite prominently the late Bill senior have long advocated for returning federal income tax rates for the wealthiest Americans to what they were 20 years ago. IoW, higher.
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Re: Oh no! The Gates calling it quits
Posted by: mrbigstuff
Date: May 04, 2021 07:32AM
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N-OS X-tasy!
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Paul F.
So.. she's gonna be single and worth HOW much?
devil smiley

Lauren Bezos is much cuter and probably worth more, to boot.

ha. my thoughts exactly.
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Re: Oh no! The Gates calling it quits
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: May 04, 2021 08:36AM
.....how bad must it be that at 65 (for Gates) that they can no longer stay together at retirement age.....



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Re: Oh no! The Gates calling it quits
Posted by: Lemon Drop
Date: May 04, 2021 08:47AM
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So.. she's gonna be single and worth HOW much?
devil smiley

Lauren Bezos is much cuter and probably worth more, to boot.

ha. my thoughts exactly.

Who is Lauren Bezos??
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Re: Oh no! The Gates calling it quits
Posted by: Carnos Jax
Date: May 04, 2021 09:28AM
LOL....think we’re confusing wives of the big three tech CEO’s....Laurene was Steve Jobs wife.
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Re: Oh no! The Gates calling it quits
Posted by: macphanatic
Date: May 04, 2021 11:22AM
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Paul F.
Ooof... that's gonna cost him!

Oof! That's gonna cost her as well!

Wouldn't be surprised if it's being done as a plain business decision over taxes. With the new taxes probably coming down from DC they can probably save enough with a divorce to fund a half dozen small countries.

Well..you made it political. The Gates family including quite prominently the late Bill senior have long advocated for returning federal income tax rates for the wealthiest Americans to what they were 20 years ago. IoW, higher.

There's never been a legal restriction preventing people from voluntarily paying more than they are legally required to pay.
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Re: Oh no! The Gates calling it quits
Posted by: Lux Interior
Date: May 04, 2021 11:27AM
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Lemon Drop

Well..you made it political. The Gates family including quite prominently the late Bill senior have long advocated for returning federal income tax rates for the wealthiest Americans to what they were 20 years ago. IoW, higher.

There's never been a legal restriction preventing people from voluntarily paying more than they are legally required to pay.

Gosh! I bet they never thought of that!

You should email him!
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Re: Oh no! The Gates calling it quits
Posted by: macphanatic
Date: May 04, 2021 12:27PM
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Lemon Drop

Well..you made it political. The Gates family including quite prominently the late Bill senior have long advocated for returning federal income tax rates for the wealthiest Americans to what they were 20 years ago. IoW, higher.

There's never been a legal restriction preventing people from voluntarily paying more than they are legally required to pay.

Gosh! I bet they never thought of that!

You should email him!

There's been a bunch of wealthy people who state that they should have to pay more. I'd bet that none of them do so and probably take advantage of every loop hole/deduction to minimize what they pay.
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Re: Bill & Melinda Gates announce split after nearly 27 years
Posted by: Mactel
Date: May 04, 2021 04:22PM
Melinda is going to pair up with Lauren to form the wealthiest lesbian power couple ever!
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Re: Oh no! The Gates calling it quits
Posted by: kj
Date: May 04, 2021 05:25PM
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Lemon Drop

Well..you made it political. The Gates family including quite prominently the late Bill senior have long advocated for returning federal income tax rates for the wealthiest Americans to what they were 20 years ago. IoW, higher.

There's never been a legal restriction preventing people from voluntarily paying more than they are legally required to pay.

Gosh! I bet they never thought of that!

You should email him!

There's been a bunch of wealthy people who state that they should have to pay more. I'd bet that none of them do so and probably take advantage of every loop hole/deduction to minimize what they pay.

I've said that to wealthy people who complain about the same thing. They clearly mean something else, although I don't know what it would be, exactly. I figure it's just something they say to make average money'd people less critical of them.
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Re: Oh no! The Gates calling it quits
Posted by: freeradical
Date: May 04, 2021 06:26PM
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Lemon Drop

Well..you made it political. The Gates family including quite prominently the late Bill senior have long advocated for returning federal income tax rates for the wealthiest Americans to what they were 20 years ago. IoW, higher.

There's never been a legal restriction preventing people from voluntarily paying more than they are legally required to pay.

Gosh! I bet they never thought of that!

You should email him!

There's been a bunch of wealthy people who state that they should have to pay more. I'd bet that none of them do so and probably take advantage of every loop hole/deduction to minimize what they pay.

I've said that to wealthy people who complain about the same thing. They clearly mean something else, although I don't know what it would be, exactly. I figure it's just something they say to make average money'd people less critical of them.


They're talking about OTHER people's money.

winking smiley
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Re: Oh no! The Gates calling it quits
Posted by: kj
Date: May 04, 2021 07:04PM
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Lemon Drop

Well..you made it political. The Gates family including quite prominently the late Bill senior have long advocated for returning federal income tax rates for the wealthiest Americans to what they were 20 years ago. IoW, higher.

There's never been a legal restriction preventing people from voluntarily paying more than they are legally required to pay.

Gosh! I bet they never thought of that!

You should email him!

There's been a bunch of wealthy people who state that they should have to pay more. I'd bet that none of them do so and probably take advantage of every loop hole/deduction to minimize what they pay.

I've said that to wealthy people who complain about the same thing. They clearly mean something else, although I don't know what it would be, exactly. I figure it's just something they say to make average money'd people less critical of them.


They're talking about OTHER people's money.

winking smiley

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