A Look at the Surprising Aftermath of Bill and Melinda Gates’ Divorce Filing

There's no such thing as a billion-dollar divorce that slips under the radar—let alone a $124 billion divorce.

And the May 3 announcement that Bill and Melinda Gates were ending their marriage after 27 years came as a shock regardless, the Microsoft cofounder and his partner in global philanthropy innocuously chugging along all this time, their Seattle-area home base a 66,000-square-foot mega-mansion with its own beach on the shore of Lake Washington.

(Though there's no such thing as too much space at times, such as during a pandemic.

"Working from home—that was a piece that I think we hadn't really individually prepared for quite as much," Melinda told...

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