By the Numbers: Expensive divorces

A closer look at billionaire divorces and the settlements following the news of Bill and Melinda Gates’s separation.
1:08 | 05/05/21

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Now to the divorce of bill and Melinda Gates it's reported to be amicable but still it could end up being one of the most expensive divorces of all time we take a look. By the numbers 124 billion dollars us Bill Gates is an estimated net worth making him the fourth richest person in the world according to Forbes. The couple's assets include more than 229 acres of farmland and several multimillion dollar properties. Including an eight point seven million dollar house in Florida and gates is largest only in Washington. Worth 131. Million dollars but they gamble on spending nearly. Keeping five billion dollars the endowment of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation which addresses a global health gender equality and public policy. The gates is of course join other billionaires who have split like Amazon CEO Jeff phase Allison MacKenzie Scott. She walked away with stock currently worth 36 billion dollars in their divorce in 2019. I'm Paul McCartney and his former wife Heather Mills who settled for more than 48 million dollars in their 2008 split. And media titan Rupert Murdoch to divorce his second wife in 1999. With a one point seven billion dollar settlement.

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