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Bill gates stood tall as the richest person in the world for over a long period of time. After hanging up his shows as active Microsoft CEO, his position declined. Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk took the honors of getting on the top of the list on the leaderboard. Now, after finally settling his Divorce last week, Bill Gates is the 5th richest person, he ranks just below Mark Zuckerberg.
His Ex-Wife Melinda Gates is now worth an estimated $5.7 billion as she gets stocks transferred as a part of a divorce settlement. Gates’s current worth is $129.6 billion (according to Forbes). Bill Gates investment company transferred nearly $2.4 billion worth of stocks to Melinda on Thursday, reports Bloomberg on Monday. According to SEC filings, Melinda received 3.3 Million shares of AutoNation and now owns 8.8% of the company.
The couple parted ways after series of disturbing events, primarily circulating around the Bill Gates affair with a Microsoft employee in 2000. This was investigated by the board in 2019, reports Wall Street Journal. Gates stepped down in March 2020 after the investigation finished. The reason however was not attributed to that particular investigation. Gates and Melinda have vouched on a promise to remain at the helm of affairs for Gates Foundation, founded in 2000 and is now the world’s largest philanthropic organization.