Bill and Melinda Gates call it quits after 27 years, but who gets what?
Family law attorney Jennifer Brandt breaks down the billionaire’s break-up on ‘Kennedy’
The juiciest part of any high-profile split is the money.
So when Bill and Melinda Gates made their surprising divorce announcement, attention quickly turned to their bank account — and how one of the world’s richest couples would divide their enormous wealth.
With an estimated $130 billion in assets, the Microsoft co-founder, 65, and Melinda Gates, 56, will likely be contenders for one of the costliest divorces ever — and joining the company of other billionaire couples, such as Jeff Bezos and MacKenzie Scott or Jocelyn and Alec Wildenstein.
Here’s how the Gateses’ divorce could stack up beside some of the most expensive breakups in history:
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