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As you're likely aware due to an abundance of news and, frankly, memes, Bill Gates and Melinda Gates are divorcing. Which is a huge deal due to the fact that they have billions of dollars between them (Bill's net worth alone is said to be 134.1 billion!!!!). So yeah, obviously everyone is, um, mildly "curious" about what's gonna happen with their $$$$.
According to TMZ, it sounds like the financial arrangements of Bill and Melinda's split were in the works ahead of their divorce. In fact, the outlet reports that Bill, as they put it, "lined his estranged wife's pocket" with almost $2 billion on the same day they announced their split.
Per TMZ, an investment firm controlled by Bill transferred over 14 million shares of Canadian National Railway Co. to Melinda, as well as more than 2.9 million shares of AutoNation Inc. The shares are worth over $1.8 billion total, no bigs.
TMZ claims Melinda's divorce docs also make it "clear there's no prenup" so guess we'll have to wait and see how the rest of their billion-dollar assets are split up. Oh, and before we go, here's Bill and Melinda's divorce announcement, in case ya missed it!
"After a great deal of thought and a lot of work on our relationship, we have made the decision to end our marriage. 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 this next phase of our lives. We ask for space and privacy for our family as we begin to navigate this new life."
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