Bill and Melinda Gates Split

Idk about you, but I'm pretty heartbroken. They seemed like your perfect no-nonsense couple, and their foundation has done amazing work. I wonder what happened.

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May 3, 2021 - 5:18pm

Sad to hear. Bill wants Mackenzie doesn't he...

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

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May 3, 2021 - 7:14pm

IncomingIBDreject

She already has remarried

wow that was fastย 

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May 3, 2021 - 6:05pm

This was likely a contributing consideration. My parents did the same.ย 

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May 3, 2021 - 6:12pm

Another case where liberals can't stand each other. Truly the most miserable people on the planet, ruining it for everyone else.

Never discuss with idiots, first they drag you at their level, then they beat you with experience.

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May 4, 2021 - 1:15am

Not my joke, but the guy named his company MICRO and SOFT. It was never going to last.

Never discuss with idiots, first they drag you at their level, then they beat you with experience.

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May 5, 2021 - 11:23pm

I literally never thought about that. You've ruined the company for me...

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May 5, 2021 - 3:02pm

You guys shove your politics down everything: sports, workplace, education, advertisement. And it's not like they are good ideas or anything. No, they are retarded and they only reason they go through is that you terrorize people so that noone speaks against it. So yeah, you have politicized everything? Good, everything bad is your fault. You will be blamed, mocked and ridiculed for everything.

Never discuss with idiots, first they drag you at their level, then they beat you with experience.

May 6, 2021 - 6:49pm

She got the Apple microchip instead

Iโ€™m a fun guy. Obviously I love the game of basketball. I mean thereโ€™s more questions you have to ask me in order for me to tell you about myself. I'm not just gonna give you a whole spill... I mean, I don't even know where you're sitting at
May 3, 2021 - 8:35pm

Bill Gates should marry Mackenzie Scott and Jeff Bezos should marry Melinda

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May 4, 2021 - 1:07pm

Pls no.

My wife would have a meltdown.

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May 3, 2021 - 11:34pm

crazy that she may now become a billionaire all because she gave above average blowjobs to good ol Bill.

IB, PE, prospects.. I think I found a job that will get you better exit options than editing powerpoint slides!

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May 4, 2021 - 5:03pm

Don't disagree with the general sentiment here but let's not forget that it's at least 1000x easier to become an MD at a top PE firm, even a GS partner, than it is for the person to whom you are offering fellatio to 1) be gay and 2) become a billionaire

May 4, 2021 - 8:55am

Think they would get divorced if he got to keep all the money he made from Microsoft?

Also, if Bill was slanging it around, I'm not condoning it, but he's arguably a top ten famous person in the world. There's chicks out there who would get with him just to say they did, in every town, in every city, in every state, in every country. Again, not condoning it, but if I was lady and married a super rich famous guy (i wouldn't tell him), but in my head I'd think, the first 1,000 times he gets with someone else is a hall pass.ย 

May 4, 2021 - 10:34pm

I disagree -ย being rich or famous should not excuse someone from engaging in immoral behavior.

I agreed, I'm not excusing anyone (hence why I said I don't condone it twice).ย 

Its just a matter of what should happen, and what will happen. It like if you took a see through box filled with $1M and left it in Time Square. Should it be there when you get back, yes, will it be back there when you get back, probably not.ย 

May 6, 2021 - 10:24pm

This is probably the most underrated comment on WSO. Yeung monkeys take notes.

This is the most underrated comment on WSO. Young monkeys take note.

No

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

May 6, 2021 - 10:25pm

Marriage continues to be a scam, nothing new

So basically you're not religious?

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

May 5, 2021 - 7:39am

Think no one really trusts his mr rogers sweater holier than tho attitude and we want to see some real dirt like bezos sending his dicpic.ย  It doesn't really make sense that they would actively divorce and take all the publicity than to just live separated unless he was naughty.

May 6, 2021 - 6:00pm

They probably didn't have much harmony, sure they put on a happy front for the public but it wasn't like that in private. That level of fame and all the commitments they had eventually tookย its toll on the relationship.ย 

May 5, 2021 - 9:22pm

Idk I'm sort of seeing a pattern. Trump divorced first wife because she was more of a "work partner" than a wife, and he didn't like that. Melinda considered herself an equal partner to Bill. Is it that perhaps these billionaire men just don't want a wife that is more of a work partner?ย 

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May 5, 2021 - 11:02pm

jorbanana56

Idk I'm sort of seeing a pattern. Trump divorced first wife because she was more of a "work partner" than a wife, and he didn't like that. Melinda considered herself an equal partner to Bill. Is it that perhaps these billionaire men just don't want a wife that is more of a work partner?ย 

I think that's most normal dudes tbh. I don't wanna be talking work with my girl, that's dumb afย 

May 6, 2021 - 12:44am

Yes this is smart.ย  When they married, he was already super wealthy and successful.ย  He was like 40 already and Microsoft had been around for 15+ years and she was just out of MBA I believe working for him.ย  This illusion of parity and equality was a consensual hallucination that finally fell flat as soon as the youngest graduated high school.ย  Maybe the parity thing works if you start the relationship young and poor and one becomes successful due to the other's support - but this was mostly a fraud set to fail.ย  I'm sure she was an expert nagger.

May 6, 2021 - 11:01am

The idea of getting married as a billionaire without a rock-solid, legally enforceable pre-nup is beyond my comprehension. In fact, I can't even understand getting married at all.ย 

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May 6, 2021 - 1:44pm

Actually the real pattern is affair.

Trumps first divorce was due to an affair.

Bezos divorce was due to an affair.

Gates had at least one side chick (unclear if that was what caused the divorce see above)

Buffet had a well documented side chick (but didn't lead to divorce)

Musk divorced due to an affair.

Your friend's husband had an affair (although you said they're still together)

And another "unexpected" example - Carl Lentz being fired for having an affair (pastor of Hillsong NYC)

I could go on ...

An affair is a personal choice. Doesn't matter if the girl is stay at home or working this is fully on the guy. Pre marriage these guys would have slept or had physical relations with so many women that even after marriage they want to continue with the life of variety (and easily can given their income).

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