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Melinda Gates QUITS the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation… but gets VERY hefty sum under terms of agreement with her ex-husband

Melinda Gates has quit the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation – but she is receiving a very hefty sum under the terms of agreement with her ex-husband.

The 59-year-old revealed she would get $12.5 billion as part of the deal with the Microsoft founder, who is also the father of her three children.

Melinda said the move was part of her transition to ‘the next chapter of my philanthropy’ in a statement posted on X.

‘After careful thought and reflection, I have decided to resign from my role as co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation,’ the statement reads. ‘My last day of work at the foundation will be June 7th.’

With a joint fortune of $130 billion at their peak, the Gates were among the world’s richest couples until they divorced in August 2021 after Melinda said their marriage had been ‘irretrievably broken’.

The Gates’ foundation is the world’s largest private charitable foundation, with an endowment of $75.2 billion as of December 2023 according to its website.

In 2015, Melinda founded her own organization, Pivotal Ventures, which aims to implement innovative solutions to problems affecting U.S. women and families.

On Monday, Melinda said she was ‘immensely proud’ of the foundation’s ‘extraordinary work to address inequities around the world’ and she was leaving it with ‘extremely capable CEO Mark Suzman’ and the rest of the leadership team.

‘The time is right for me to move forward into the next chapter of my philanthropy,’ she added.

‘This is a critical moment for women and girls in the U.S. and around the world, and those fighting to protect and advance equality are in urgent need of support.

‘Under the terms of my agreement with Bill, in leaving the foundation, I will have an additional $12.5 billion to commit to my work on behalf of women and families.

‘I’ll be sharing more about what that will look like in the near future.’

Bill and Melinda met in 1987 – the same year he became the world’s youngest billionaire at the age of 31.

They went on to marry in Hawaii in 1994, and have three children together: Jennifer, 28, Rory, 24, and Phoebe, 21.

Their divorce came amid rumors about Gates’ checkered love life after it emerged he had an affair with a Russian bridge player, and that Jeffrey Epstein had tried to ‘extort’ him over the relationship.

The 68-year-old Microsoft founder claims he never had any business relationship or friendship with Epstein, and their meetings were solely to discuss philanthropic ventures.

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