Bill Gates Had $1.8 Billion in Stocks Transferred to Melinda Gates the Day She Filed For Divorce

When it comes to Bill Gates and Melinda Gates’ divorce, the attorney we consulted on the terms of Melinda’s filing, Leslie Barbara of Davidoff Hutcher & Citron LLP, said it best: “No one is going to suffer here on a financial front.” On Monday, the Gates’ sent the world into a tailspin with their announcement that they were separating after 27 years and intended to continue their joint work on the Gates Foundation, after which TMZ uncovered documents revealing Melinda had filed for divorce that day. Now, new documents have emerged reminding us just how much money may be moving around as the tech billionaire with a $129 billion net worth and his wife, the founder of the largest private charity organization in the world, go about divvying up their empire. On the same day that Melinda filed a divorce petition citing a marriage that was “irretrievably broken,” a staggering $1.8 billion in stocks were reportedly transferred from one of Bill’s companies to Melinda’s name.

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