Bloomberg delists Bill Gates, one of the world’s richest men, from billionaire list after the news of his divorce from Melinda Gates, was made public by the estranged couple, through their social media accounts on May 3.
Recall that Bill Gates, was fourth on the index with a net worth of $145 billion, having gained over $13 billion in 2021 alone.
The action was allegedly taken by Bloomberg, following the financial implications on Bill Gates, from the divorce, which Melinda may take half of her estrange husband’s wealth.
Although, the financial details of their parting ways are not yet clear. He got married to Melinda in 1994, after already being named the richest man in America. They have three children together.
Bill Gates became the youngest American Billionaire in 1987, while he was still single, until 2007 when Mark Zuckerberg, the Facebook founder came to the billionaire status.