Bill and Melinda Gates are officially single and very eligible bachelors because their bitter divorce is now a done deal. One good part of the case is that Melinda will not be changing her last name.
Bill Gates and Melinda Gates are officially divorced
Court records confirm that the judge signed off on their divorce on Monday which speaks about one way to start the week.
As reported, Melinda filed for divorce in May after 27 years of marriage, and there was no prenuptial agreement. Bill’s net worth is estimated at more than $130 billion, so the divorce settlement could leave Melinda more than $65 billion.
Melinda has been cashing in on the split for months – remember, Bill lined his pockets with nearly $2 billion in stock the day he filed divorce papers, and the next day, he bought her out with 25 million shares of Mexican Coca-Cola.
The judge’s signature takes a bow to an acrimonious divorce. As we reported, Bill’s family was extremely upset with him earlier this year, when they all, went to a private island when they thought the news of the divorce would become public.
The family was also said to be upset over allegations that he was having affairs with different women some of whom worked at his company.
Some final details about the divorce
Some important points that are named in the final divorce documents of Melinda Gates and Bill Gates state that: neither party will receive spousal support.
Also, Melinda will not be changing her last name. The document says that all property is divided in accordance with the “separation agreement.” That is another term for the prenuptial agreement.
There are no custody issues since they have no minor children, so there are no custody or child support issues. Prenuptial addresses support their children as adults.