Washington: Bill and Melinda Gates were formally divorced and a court ordered a fair distribution of the property between them.
More than $ 3 billion in stock in Bill Gates’ company, Cascade Investments, has been transferred to Melinda since the divorce of Bill Gates and Melinda French was revealed in May, according to the details.
According to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, the 3 billion is part of his 146 billion fortune at the time of his divorce, but it is difficult to predict exactly how the assets will be divided between the ex-partner. Bill Gates, 65, has $ 150 billion in assets.
Under Washington law, a couple has the same right to what they collect during their married life, but if both parties agree and the court deems it appropriate, the decision to split the separation contract is up to them.
The judge, who ruled to divorce Bill and Melinda, asked for a “just and equitable” division of their property.
Bill Gates, one of the richest men in the world, and his wife, Melinda, divorced three months ago and their 27-year marriage finally came to an end.
Under Washington law, there is a 90-day period between filing a divorce petition and the final decision. According to court records, neither Bill Gates nor Melinda will change their names, nor will they be persuaded to provide financial support for each other.