Bloomberg has delisted Bill Gates, one of the world’s richest men, from its billionaire index, following the announcement of a divorce from Melinda Gates, TheCable can report.
On Monday, the co-chairs of Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation announced their divorce after 27 years together as a married duo.
Immediately after the announcement, Gates was taken out of the top billionaires’ list, where he usually hovers in the top four spots.
As of May 2, 2021, Gates was fourth on the index with a net worth of $145 billion, having gained over $13 billion in 2021 alone.
In 1987, an unmarried Gates became the youngest American Billionaire, a record he held until Mark Zuckerberg, the Facebook founder came to the billionaire status in 2007.
Gates got married to Melinda in 1994, after Bill was already named the richest man in America. They have three children together.
The divorce is expected to affect their wealth, but the extent to which this will happen is yet to be known.
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