Jeff Bezos has begun trending online as people start to compare his divorce settlement on Melinda Gates' potential payout...
It comes after news broke over the weekend that Bill and Melinda Gates are getting divorced.
The couple announced their divorce after 27 years of marriage...
Now we all know Gates as the mastermind behind Microsoft - one of the largest tech companies in the world.
The company wrote and developed one of the most-used computer software in the world. According to Forbes, Microsoft is the third biggest company in the world, with an estimated worth of $947 billion dollars.
Not bad for a college drop out...
He dropped out of college in 1975.
via: GettyCollege life isn't for everyone. A mere 2 years after enrolling, Bill left Harvard and re-joined his partner, Paul Allen, whom he had started a small computer company with when he was just fifteen. Beats what I was doing when I was fifteen...
Bill and Paul were childhood friends...
Though they didn't get expelled for this...
The boys started a small company from the school.Instead of going to parties, smoking cigarettes round the back of the bikesheds, or partaking in any of the other generic high school shenanigans, Bill and Paul actually launched their first computer company while in high school, labeled Traf-O-Data. They even sold a computer to the City of Seattle, which was then used to count traffic.
Cue the birth of Microsoft...
Microsoft went from strength to strength.
via: GettyAfter nearly ten years of writing and developing the Microsoft operating systems, the company released its crowning achievement in 1985: Microsoft Windows.
Windows became the staple computer operating system.
And he didn't stop there...
It seems that Bill has experienced nothing but success with Microsoft.
The fact that he's one of the world's richest men alone tells you everything you need to know, doesn't it?
Microsoft is one of the world's most respected companies, and I, for one, can't picture anything ever going wrong for them.
They have been married since 1994...
via: GettyAnd they have accomplished a hell of a lot together, including setting up the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, which aims to reduce poverty and enhance healthcare in the United States.
They're also known for being incredibly generous...
via: GettyAnd they've donated hundreds of millions of dollars over the years to numerous charities and organizations around the world.
TMZ broke the news.
Announcing that the couple revealed their divorce in a joint statement.
The statement reads:
"Over the last 27 years, we have raised three incredible children and built a foundation that works all over the world to enable all people to lead healthy, productive lives."
"We continue to share a belief in that mission and will continue our work together at the foundation, but we no longer believe we can grow together as a couple in the next phase of our lives."
The Gates' net worth is estimated at more than $130 billion.
Which of course has led many people to ask about one thing in particular... the divorce settlement.
As Gates currently sit as the fourth wealthiest man on Earth, questions have turned to their divorce settlement.
With many comparing it to the split between Jeff Bezos and MacKenzie Scott.
MacKenzie Scott and Melinda Gates 2 of the richest woman in the world.— Shan (@shanuddin889) May 3, 2021
Jeff Bezos and Bill Gates: pic.twitter.com/czpTYShLw0
Bill Gates looking at Jeff Bezos after the divorce with Melinda Gates. pic.twitter.com/dvdDEe7TWf— Soham Naskar (@SohamNaskar) May 3, 2021
When Jeff Bezos got divorced, his fortune fell from $159 billion to $121 billion. Two years later, he's now worth $202B.— Dan Price (@DanPriceSeattle) May 3, 2021
If Bill Gates loses the same %, his fortune would fall to $98B. When the pandemic began, he had $98B.
To give you a sense of how fast rich people make money.
*Jeff Bezos when he hears Melinda and Bill Gates are getting divorced: pic.twitter.com/IjBPDVYsqG— Sheddy King??'s Assistant (@fakesheddyking) May 3, 2021
Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos wives at August meetings ?? pic.twitter.com/bDYO5iBXRF— L? Mα???? ? (@o6inna) May 3, 2021
Jeff Bezos welcoming Bill Gates to the club ???? pic.twitter.com/yWzhMCoH1H— Vandit (@vandit1920) May 3, 2021
Bezos and Scott's divorce settlement became the biggest in history back in 2019, when gave Bezos gave Scott a 4% stake in Amazon and shares worth a staggering $38 billion.
As a result, Scott became the wealthiest woman in the world when her shares surged .
So, with Gates worth an estimated $130 billion, as per Forbes, people are naturally wondering what Melinda's payout will be.
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