The tycoon has announced his divorce through social networks, and clarifies that he will continue to work with Melinda in her foundation.

Tycoon Bill Gates, co-founder of Microsoft, announced the end of his marriage to Melinda Gates after 27 years of marriage.

Gates assured that both will continue working together in the foundation that they have; however, as a couple they will no longer maintain the sentimental bond.

“After thinking a lot and working hard on our relationship, we have made the decision to end our marriage. During the last 27 years, we have raised three incredible children and built a foundation that works around the world to allow all people to lead healthy and productive lives, “said the tycoon through his Twitter account.

“We continue to believe in this mission and we will continue our work together at the foundation, but we no longer believe that 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, “he added.