#Roommates, social media practically exploded when it was announced earlier this week that former Microsoft mogul and co-founder Bill Gates and his wife Melinda Gates were officially divorcing after being married for 27 years. Now, more details have emerged regarding their split—and according to recent reports, Bill Gates reportedly gave Melinda a jaw-dropping $1.8 billion in stocks the very same day that she filed for divorce.
@TMZ_TV reports, in a sign that Bill Gates and Melinda Gates have been working on their divorce behind the scenes before it was officially announced publicly, it’s being reported that Bill set up Melinda very nicely financially before their actual divorce proceedings…to the tune of billions. Recent court documents reveal that Bill’s investment firm transferred millions of stocks in two companies, which are worth almost $2 billion based on current stock prices, to Melinda’s account earlier this week.
Bill Gates’ investment firm, Cascade Investment LLC, sent Melinda over 14 million shares of Canadian National Railway Company stock and more than 2.9 million shares of AutoNation Incorporated stock. Canadian National Railway is currently worth $1.53 billion and AutoNation is worth $310 million—which totals the $1.8 billion Melinda received.
As we previously reported, court documents revealed that Melinda Gates filed for divorce citing that her marriage to Bill was “irretrievably broken.” The documents also asked the judge to rule that their marriage officially ended “as of the date in the separation contract.” Shockingly, it was also revealed that the billionaire couple does not have a pre-nup in place.
Additionally, the only written agreement that they have related to the divorce is the separation agreement. Melinda is not asking for spousal support and the now-estranged couple recently asked for an April 2022 trial date.
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