How Did Melinda Gates Make Her Money?

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Melinda Gates became known to the world as the wife of software pioneer, Microsoft Corporation founder, and billionaire Bill Gates. The two married in 1994 and remained married for 27 years before they announced their divorce in May 2021. They started dating in 1987 after meeting him at a trade fair in New York. They got married in 1994. Their divorce announcement shook the world who has been following them from the start. Together, they share three children together. They are daughters Jennifer and Phoebe and a son Rory. 

Melinda Gates was co-associated with Microsoft for a long time. She previously worked as a general manager at Microsoft. She later left her position in 1996 reportedly to focus on starting a family.

Along with Bill Gates, the two have been known for the philanthropic works as well. Through their Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the two have donated over 40 billion in several sectors worldwide. Together, the Gates has consistently been ranked as one of the world's most powerful women by Forbes. 

Her book, The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World in 2019.

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How much did Bill Gates's wife get?

Bill and Melinda have just announced their divorce. However, they have yet to decide the divorce settlements. Forbes reported that Melinda is likely to get around $65 billion from her divorce settlement with Bill Gates. Bill Gates is one of the richest people in the world who remained the richest person in the world in most of the years in the 1990s, 2000s, and the 2010s. At present, Bill Gates has a net worth of $145.1 billion. 

As they announced their divorce settlements, Gates transferred stakes in a Coca-Cola bottler, Mexican broadcaster, and other companies worth nearly $2.4 billion to Melinda Gates. He also transferred some of his holdings in Canadian National Railway Co. and AutoNation Inc. to Melinda. 

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What is Melinda Gates' Net Worth?

Melinda Gates is one of the richest women in the world. Thanks to Bill Gates whose Microsoft Corporation is one of the top multinational companies that is worth multiple billions. 

As of May 2021, her net worth is estimated at $2.4 million. No details about her divorce settlement have been released or finalized yet. Once it gets finalized, Melinda's fortune would surely grow in billions in double digits.