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Bill and Melinda Gates Divorcing

Tue May 04, 2021 5:16 am

That's a surprise.

Bill and Melinda Gates have announced their divorce after 27 years of marriage, saying "we no longer believe we can grow together as a couple".

"After a great deal of thought and a lot of work on our relationship, we have made the decision to end our marriage," the pair tweeted.

They first met in the 1980s when Melinda joined Bill's Microsoft firm.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-56975466
 
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Re: Bill and Melinda Gates Divorcing

Tue May 04, 2021 5:49 am

Surprising indeed but they seem to still want to run the BMGF together. Perhaps their personal interests have diverged too much in recent years.
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Re: Bill and Melinda Gates Divorcing

Tue May 04, 2021 6:55 am

Bill will drop in the richest man standings.
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Re: Bill and Melinda Gates Divorcing

Tue May 04, 2021 7:20 am

Aesma wrote:
Bill will drop in the richest man standings.


He'll be devastated.
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Re: Bill and Melinda Gates Divorcing

Tue May 04, 2021 7:39 am

Aesma wrote:
Bill will drop in the richest man standings.


I don't believe that's a major concern for him.
 
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Re: Bill and Melinda Gates Divorcing

Tue May 04, 2021 7:44 am

Must be a divorce lawyers wet dream. I'm betting Bill gets Word and Melinda Excel.
 
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Re: Bill and Melinda Gates Divorcing

Tue May 04, 2021 8:19 am

I don't know. The Bezos one where he was boincing the nanny was probably more interesting for a lawyer.
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Re: Bill and Melinda Gates Divorcing

Tue May 04, 2021 8:53 am

scbriml wrote:
Aesma wrote:
Bill will drop in the richest man standings.


He'll be devastated.


Or he’ll just stop giving it away as he’s been doing for years. He’s already given away something like $50B over the last few decades.
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Tue May 04, 2021 11:13 am

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Must be a divorce lawyers wet dream. I'm betting Bill gets Word and Melinda Excel.


No, Bill gets only Altair BASIC.
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Tue May 04, 2021 11:41 am

dtw2hyd wrote:
Virtual737 wrote:
Must be a divorce lawyers wet dream. I'm betting Bill gets Word and Melinda Excel.


No, Bill gets only Altair BASIC.


$640 million ought to be enough for anybody ;)
 
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Tue May 04, 2021 11:51 am

Virtual737 wrote:
dtw2hyd wrote:
Virtual737 wrote:
Must be a divorce lawyers wet dream. I'm betting Bill gets Word and Melinda Excel.


No, Bill gets only Altair BASIC.


$640 million ought to be enough for anybody ;)


Well played, Sir!
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Tue May 04, 2021 12:19 pm

Virtual737 wrote:
dtw2hyd wrote:
Virtual737 wrote:
Must be a divorce lawyers wet dream. I'm betting Bill gets Word and Melinda Excel.


No, Bill gets only Altair BASIC.


$640 million ought to be enough for anybody ;)


Like someone said on Twitter, Melinda is not the only person wants Bill out of their lives. If he can go away permanently $640 Million is amicable. That is wishful thinking, he will be in our lives for a long time.
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Re: Bill and Melinda Gates Divorcing

Tue May 04, 2021 12:29 pm

Will Melinda Gates be trying to get more divorce cash than Mackenzie Bezos, as a form of trying to outdo her ?

Will Bill Gates sign up to Tinder ?
 
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Tue May 04, 2021 3:23 pm

Virtual737 wrote:
Must be a divorce lawyers wet dream. I'm betting Bill gets Word and Melinda Excel.


Or it could be pretty plain and boring.

Impossible to guess without knowing whether things are amicable between them or not. Yes, there’s a lot of assets to divide, but maybe they’ve already had these discussions and have the big items figured out. Then it’s just compromising on small stuff.

If they are still on good working terms and acting reasonably they could get it done for less than a lot of middle class couples. Too often they go through prolonged court proceedings over child custody and fighting about every little item they own.
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Tue May 04, 2021 4:20 pm

I suspect the Gates have always spent a lot on accountants and attorneys. There will likely be an uptick in the amounts but nothing spectacular.
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Tue May 04, 2021 5:18 pm

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Will Melinda Gates be trying to get more divorce cash than Mackenzie Bezos, as a form of trying to outdo her ?

Will Bill Gates sign up to Tinder ?

Seriously doubt she will - she wasn't exactly at poverty level when she and Bill met - she comes from a well to do family. This isn't like The Price and the Pauper. Not only that, if she ended up going after as mush a she could in the settlement and came off looking like a gold digger it would hurt her image as a philanthropist
 
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Re: Bill and Melinda Gates Divorcing

Tue May 04, 2021 5:26 pm

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Must be a divorce lawyers wet dream. I'm betting Bill gets Word and Melinda Excel.


It's probably amicable so its pretty easy for the lawyers.
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The Marriage has entered



Image

Maybe if they file a divorce, and restart dating, this will correct itself.
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Wed May 05, 2021 12:22 pm

dtw2hyd wrote:
Like someone said on Twitter, Melinda is not the only person wants Bill out of their lives. If he can go away permanently $640 Million is amicable. That is wishful thinking, he will be in our lives for a long time.

When I married in India 2004 AIDS was a big issue. The Gates Foundation started supporting NGOs that organized prostitutes. That led to some power towards abuse of police and pimpfs/ husbands. They started using condoms. The expected health crises was avoided. There are few people in the world which I admire more than the Gates.

Reminds me of 1 John 3:
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Wed May 05, 2021 4:17 pm

All you single people out there, here's your chance.
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Re: Bill and Melinda Gates Divorcing

Wed May 05, 2021 4:36 pm

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All you single people out there, here's your chance.

I suspect it is about Bill and Melinda wanting to play the field a bit before their innings end.

I look forward to seeing Bill with some disgustingly young hotties.

Hey, being one of the richest men alive has to have some perks, no?
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Re: Bill and Melinda Gates Divorcing

Thu May 06, 2021 11:51 am

LMP737 wrote:
All you single people out there, here's your chance.


The Queen of England is now single and Bill Gates suddenly gets a divorce. :biggrin:

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Thu May 06, 2021 1:10 pm

US makes vaccines patent free, and Malinda cuts her losses :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:
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Re: Bill and Melinda Gates Divorcing

Thu May 06, 2021 3:36 pm

Revelation wrote:
LMP737 wrote:
All you single people out there, here's your chance.

I suspect it is about Bill and Melinda wanting to play the field a bit before their innings end.

I look forward to seeing Bill with some disgustingly young hotties.

Hey, being one of the richest men alive has to have some perks, no?


He was a billionaire when he married Melinda, yet she wasn't exactly a "hottie".
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Re: Bill and Melinda Gates Divorcing

Thu May 06, 2021 4:14 pm

Aesma wrote:
Revelation wrote:
LMP737 wrote:
All you single people out there, here's your chance.

I suspect it is about Bill and Melinda wanting to play the field a bit before their innings end.

I look forward to seeing Bill with some disgustingly young hotties.

Hey, being one of the richest men alive has to have some perks, no?


He was a billionaire when he married Melinda, yet she wasn't exactly a "hottie".

Priorities change. Back then he could have been looking for a sensible, stable, respectable type, good mother material, someone the fellow captains of industry would feel comfortable with. Now he could be looking for someone to have a fling with for a while and then move on to the next one. TMZ et al report she initiated the divorce and the rest of the family is taking her side not his. This all suggests that I will be getting my pictures of Grandpa Bill with some disgustingly young hotties.
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Priorities change. Back then he could have been looking for a sensible, stable, respectable type, good mother material, someone the fellow captains of industry would feel comfortable with. Now he could be looking for someone to have a fling with for a while and then move on to the next one.
...
This all suggests that I will be getting my pictures of Grandpa Bill with some disgustingly young hotties.

Like Howard from Big Bang Theory?
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Re: Bill and Melinda Gates Divorcing

Fri May 07, 2021 9:27 am

Revelation wrote:
Aesma wrote:
Revelation wrote:
I suspect it is about Bill and Melinda wanting to play the field a bit before their innings end.

I look forward to seeing Bill with some disgustingly young hotties.

Hey, being one of the richest men alive has to have some perks, no?


He was a billionaire when he married Melinda, yet she wasn't exactly a "hottie".

Priorities change. Back then he could have been looking for a sensible, stable, respectable type, good mother material, someone the fellow captains of industry would feel comfortable with. Now he could be looking for someone to have a fling with for a while and then move on to the next one. TMZ et al report she initiated the divorce and the rest of the family is taking her side not his. This all suggests that I will be getting my pictures of Grandpa Bill with some disgustingly young hotties.


I just don't see Bill as the guy to go chasing after disgustingly young hotties, he's not like Bezos.
 
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Re: Bill and Melinda Gates Divorcing

Fri May 07, 2021 9:35 am

Kiwirob wrote:
Revelation wrote:
Aesma wrote:

He was a billionaire when he married Melinda, yet she wasn't exactly a "hottie".

Priorities change. Back then he could have been looking for a sensible, stable, respectable type, good mother material, someone the fellow captains of industry would feel comfortable with. Now he could be looking for someone to have a fling with for a while and then move on to the next one. TMZ et al report she initiated the divorce and the rest of the family is taking her side not his. This all suggests that I will be getting my pictures of Grandpa Bill with some disgustingly young hotties.


I just don't see Bill as the guy to go chasing after disgustingly young hotties, he's not like Bezos.


Bezos is more than that - he's the chase young hotties *and* send nudes of himself after gym sessions type. :lol:
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Re: Bill and Melinda Gates Divorcing

Fri May 07, 2021 2:34 pm

Aesma wrote:

Maybe he's doing the Prince Charles thing? Ewwww...

Kiwirob wrote:
I just don't see Bill as the guy to go chasing after disgustingly young hotties, he's not like Bezos.

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Fri May 07, 2021 3:32 pm

I am hoping that both lose in this saga as they are both arrogant, white-savior limousine liberals with a nasty penchant for authoritarianism.
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Fri May 07, 2021 4:14 pm

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I am hoping that both lose in this saga as they are both arrogant, white-savior limousine liberals with a nasty penchant for authoritarianism.

So, what have you achieved in fighting poverty and the spread of diseases?
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Interesting. So even with a somewhat open marriage, it still didn't work out. Perhaps because it was one-sided?
 
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I am hoping that both lose in this saga as they are both arrogant, white-savior limousine liberals with a nasty penchant for authoritarianism.


Class envy is an ugly thing. Even if they 'lose' they will both still be better off then most people in a certain southern state, and both I suspect will continue to do charitable acts with their time and resources.

petertenthije wrote:
So, what have you achieved in fighting poverty and the spread of diseases?


This ^
 
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petertenthije wrote:
texdravid wrote:
I am hoping that both lose in this saga as they are both arrogant, white-savior limousine liberals with a nasty penchant for authoritarianism.

So, what have you achieved in fighting poverty and the spread of diseases?



Oh nothing more than giving free medical care for 20 years.
As if I have to explain things to your ilk.

This is about arrogant and authoritarian people like Bill and Melinda Gates are their attempt at sainthood with their money and power trying to be the white saviors to us.

So go ^ all you want. Ha ha. And keep praying to your Internet bettor and savior, Billy Gates.
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Re: Bill and Melinda Gates Divorcing

Sat May 08, 2021 1:48 am

Will Bill be changing the name of his Software company?

Melinda rightfully owns the copyright for the current name. It was the nickname she coined for Bill on their wedding night! :lol:
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Sat May 08, 2021 2:19 am

texdravid wrote:
petertenthije wrote:
texdravid wrote:
I am hoping that both lose in this saga as they are both arrogant, white-savior limousine liberals with a nasty penchant for authoritarianism.

So, what have you achieved in fighting poverty and the spread of diseases?



Oh nothing more than giving free medical care for 20 years.
As if I have to explain things to your ilk.

This is about arrogant and authoritarian people like Bill and Melinda Gates are their attempt at sainthood with their money and power trying to be the white saviors to us.

So go ^ all you want. Ha ha. And keep praying to your Internet bettor and savior, Billy Gates.


What in the world did they do to you? Since you explained, explain some more.

They could just sit around and collect toys to play with, but instead they have worked full time to bring innovation to applications a lot of philanthropists ignore. Is that....bad? :? :boggled:
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Sat May 08, 2021 2:41 am

I will be damned if this is related to Epstein. If that is the case settlement conference would be similar to Alan Harper's. I thought he is spending too much time on vaccines.

They did relatively better than most philanthropists. Gates foundation invested more than $450 Million in SII, India's AZ vaccine manufacturer, that gives them access to cheap vaccine, which will be distributed in poor countries. They did decent work in making HIV medicines accessible. Pharma IP and ever-greening is a tough game for Gates foundation or even US Government.

5G believers must be happy their marriage is ending.
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Sat May 08, 2021 3:11 am

Kiwirob wrote:
Revelation wrote:
Aesma wrote:

He was a billionaire when he married Melinda, yet she wasn't exactly a "hottie".

Priorities change. Back then he could have been looking for a sensible, stable, respectable type, good mother material, someone the fellow captains of industry would feel comfortable with. Now he could be looking for someone to have a fling with for a while and then move on to the next one. TMZ et al report she initiated the divorce and the rest of the family is taking her side not his. This all suggests that I will be getting my pictures of Grandpa Bill with some disgustingly young hotties.


I just don't see Bill as the guy to go chasing after disgustingly young hotties, he's not like Bezos.


Maybe the disgustingly young hotties will be doing the chasing
 
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Sat May 08, 2021 9:28 am

texdravid wrote:
petertenthije wrote:
texdravid wrote:
I am hoping that both lose in this saga as they are both arrogant, white-savior limousine liberals with a nasty penchant for authoritarianism.

So, what have you achieved in fighting poverty and the spread of diseases?



Oh nothing more than giving free medical care for 20 years.
As if I have to explain things to your ilk.

This is about arrogant and authoritarian people like Bill and Melinda Gates are their attempt at sainthood with their money and power trying to be the white saviors to us.

So go ^ all you want. Ha ha. And keep praying to your Internet bettor and savior, Billy Gates.

You really do not see the irony in complaining about B&M’s arrogance and authoritarianism with a reply like that, do you?

Edited to add, if you really did do 20 years of free healthcare, then good on you. From your posting history here I genuinely did not think that likely.
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The reasons people do something don't really matter. Is it good or bad is all that matters. The B&M fundation might not always do good, but it seems to do alright. When I look at billionaires who spend their money buying politicians to get tax cuts and screw over the average people, I know who I prefer.
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The reasons people do something don't really matter. Is it good or bad is all that matters. The B&M fundation might not always do good, but it seems to do alright. When I look at billionaires who spend their money buying politicians to get tax cuts and screw over the average people, I know who I prefer.


What do you think these people do out of sight ?

What billy boy dreams about is a "benevolent" nightmare for the rest of the world.
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Sat May 08, 2021 4:41 pm

Blurb on the local news this morning said Bill transferred $2.4 Billion in stock to Melinda, so I guess she'll be okay after the split :lol:
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That's a lot of characters. Maybe they can make a soap opera out of it. But how does Bill Gates fit in? By traveling once in his jet?
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. And keep praying to your Internet bettor and savior, Billy Gates.
I hope you own an Apple computer or the irony of this post is just too rich.
 
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texdravid wrote:
. And keep praying to your Internet bettor and savior, Billy Gates.
I hope you own an Apple computer or the irony of this post is just too rich.


Some of us run Windows on our Macs - we’re
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Aaron747 wrote:
johns624 wrote:
texdravid wrote:
. And keep praying to your Internet bettor and savior, Billy Gates.
I hope you own an Apple computer or the irony of this post is just too rich.


Some of us run Windows on our Macs - we’re
a confused lot :lol:


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johns624 wrote:
texdravid wrote:
. And keep praying to your Internet bettor and savior, Billy Gates.
I hope you own an Apple computer or the irony of this post is just too rich.


I hope you get out and keep buying his products and make him more wealthy so he may own you some more.

But hey, he helped bring down Trump so that makes Gates all right doesn’t it?? Doesn’t it?

So predictable....
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I will be damned if this is related to Epstein.


I think it is. Imagine if there is something that incriminates Bill Gates in Epstein's activities. That could put Bill Gates' fortune at risk from trial lawyers. Think of the lawsuits against the Catholic church for priests who sexually abused children but with more money at stake. It would explain why Melinda Gates would want a divorce and splitting up the estate.

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