The Wall Street Journal claims that the relationship between the couple was вЂњirretrievably destroyedвЂќ back in 2019.
The reason for the divorce of Microsoft founder Bill Gates and his wife Melinda was the businessman's contacts with the American financier Jeffrey Epstein, who was accused of sex trafficking minors. This is reported by The Wall Street Journal, citing its own sources.
According to the publication's interlocutors, Gates's contacts with Epstein becameвЂќ one of the sources of concern вЂњ for Melinda. According to a former employee of the Gates Charitable Foundation, Melinda's fears began in 2013 after the couple's first meeting with a millionaire, who was later accused of trafficking minors for the purpose of their sexual exploitation.
The publication clarifies that Melinda Gates began consulting with lawyers about her divorce from Bill in 2019, calling their marriage вЂњirretrievably destroyed.вЂќ In particular, she spoke with lawyers several times in October 2019, when the media reported several meetings between Gates and Epstein after the millionaire was accused of raping minors.
Then the representative of Microsoft founder Brigitte Arnold stated that the entrepreneurs discussed charity issues and Gates regretted it and recognized the meetings with Epstein as a mistake.
Recall, the founder of Microsoft Corporation Bill Gates, and his wife Melinda announced their divorce.
It was also reported that businesswoman Melinda Gates refused alimony in her divorce from Microsoft founder Bill Gates.
Note that Bill Gates said that the threats to humanity after the coronavirus pandemic will be climate change and bioterrorism.