December 7, 2023

Business Tycoons Bill and Melinda Gates Divorced: Knowledge About Correct Way of Living Can Keep the Family Intact

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It is seen very less often that a couple after spending such a long time together separates out. But it happened with the founder of the famous software company Microsoft, Bill Gates and his wife Melinda Gates. It is because of the absence of the correct way of living, even the healthiest of the couples decides to part their ways and thereafter children suffer losses in absence of their parents throughout their lifetime. A correct way of living is the requirement of society now with such uneven changes occurring around. 

Key Points

  • Microsoft founder Bill Gates and his wife Melinda Gates separated after 27 years of marriage. 
  • They filed a joint petition for the divorce at the King County Superior Court in Seattle in Washington, America. 
  • Division of assets hasn’t been disclosed yet, however the spouse has asked the court to certify the agreement consisting of the details of the division. 
  • Bill and Melinda Gates together founded the non profit Gates Foundation which is the biggest philanthropic foundation in the United States as well as in the world. 
  • In Spite of having such wealth still deprived about the correct way of living and getting separated on this stage of relationship will surely leave blanks in their children’s life. 
  • Divorces are a curse for the families as it shatters the peace inside the family. Knowledge about the correct way of living can keep the family physically and mentally healthy. 
  • Read the book WAY OF LIVING written by Saint Rampal Ji Maharaj to know about how a person should live his life to avoid any kind of mishap. 

Bill Gates and Melinda Gates Divorced

On this Monday 3 May 2021, the founder of the greatest software company ever Microsoft, Bill Gates- American Business Magnate and his wife Melinda Gates- American Philanthropist, after 27 years of their marriage filed a joint petition for divorce. The joint petition was filed at the King County Superior Court at Seattle, Washington, United States. 

Bill Gates net worth is around $130 billion as per Forbes, has made no revelation about the divorce settlement in terms of their financial assets, however they hold some written settlement, which aren’t made public uptil now. Although both have mentioned that they will not part ways while working for their philanthropy foundation as they collectively hold the world’s biggest philanthropy foundation Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation- Foundation that works for the public welfare in the entire globe. 

Bill and Melinda Gates Declared It Via Social Media

The notification came into the public through Bill Gates Twitter account and his Melinda Gates updated the same tweet with her account also to update the public about their divorce. 

This sort of divorce is second among the uppermost ranks of richest persons as the earlier was between Jeff Bezos- CEO of Amazon and MacKenzie Scott (now his ex-wife). However the divorce settlement of their split was easy as Bezos fortune was majorly concentrated in Amazon stocks. But it is not the case in Bill Gates divorce. 

Expected Divorce Settlement

Gates’s most investments are considered to be in Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) and his another source of major investment lies in Cascade Investment which is further invested as shares in various real estates, energy and hospitality companies such as Canadian National Railway and Deere & Co etc. However their exact worth is still not up in front. 

A divorce attorney and partner at Sideman and Bancroft LLP at San Francisco, Monica Mazzei, said that their settlement depends upon upto what extent they are planning to work together in the future,eventually that will split into two parts. “Even in the most amicable divorces I’ve seen, the preference has been to split the foundation in two so that there’s more autonomy and less intermingling,”.

The law and Infrastructure of Washington has given us some hints regarding the divorce settlement, which means anything acquired during the course of marriage will be divided into 2 parts that may or may not be equal. “It is not a mandatory 50-50”,”The courts can award more or less, depending on what is just and equitable.” a family lawyer in Washington, Janet George (belongs to the firm McKinley Irvin). She also said it may or may not come in front of the public as this information can be hidden behind public contracts.However, it is done after completion of a 90-day cooling off period from the day of filing the divorce and can be finalized by the judge in charge further. 

Impact on the Family

Bill Gates, age 65- American Business Magnate, co founder at Microsoft Corp., and Melinda Gates, age 56 – American Philanthropist and a former Microsoft manager came into international limelight by the effect of Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) has two daughters Jennifer K. Gates(eldest) and Phoebe A. Gates (youngest) and a son, Rory J. Gates as their children from their marriage. 

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In a world where everything is unpredictable, mishaps like these leave a huge impact on families of the concerned persons. However with such an enormous amount of wealth, the impact on the family cannot be overshadowed. Childrens are the first one to be impacted from a divorce because they remain deprived of the care and attention they should get from their parents. Now the divided love and affection from their parents will be just a formality for the children. Their eldest daughter took to Instagram stories to express their extent of suffering as a daughter and as a family which is really very sad to see. 

What is the use of such wealth if it shatters our family and mental peace after having such a long relationship for years? It is better to opt for a better Way of Living to have a family and to have mental peace rather than accumulating more and more money. Giving and spending time with family has always been important but it has not happened in the case of the 4th richest man of the World Bill Gates. Any amount of money will be bogus if you aren’t following the true way of living. Adopt the True Way of Living. 

Who Is Giving Us the True Way of Living? 

In a world of uncertainties, where any hardship can occur to any person anytime, it has become the need of the hour to adopt the correct way of living given by Spiritual Leader Saint Rampal Ji Maharaj so as to bring mental peace into our families. It is the first and foremost benefit given by Saint Rampal Ji to His devotees. With the example of Bill Gates, it has been proved that accumulating more and more money is not the path to be followed as it has a dead end at last.

Saint Rampal Ji has proved through His disciples that His way of worship can not only cure any sort of disease but can also give any sort of happiness to His devotees. He belongs to the holy land of Haryana, India and is all set to give us happiness by giving us salvation and the way of living we all desire for by taking our souls to our native eternal abode Satlok, where all came from, so as to end our brutal cycle of birth and death here and experiencing the pain again and again. 

Message to the Society

We advise all the citizens of this world by this platform to read the Book ‘WAY OF LIVING’ written by Saint Rampal Ji Maharaj as it contains the true spiritual knowledge one is looking for ages now. Our soul is in need of God from the time we came from Satlok and that is the reason why we always call for God in our every hardship. This book will give you the way to attain the Supreme God Kabir and His benefits that were only heard of uptil now. So take Naam Diksha (Initiation) from Saint Rampal Ji Maharaj and perform worship correctly.

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