• Bill and Melinda Gates bought a $43 million beach house in California last year- see inside

    8 days ago - By Business Insider

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    Bill and Melinda Gates bought a beachfront home near San Diego, California.
    They reportedly paid $43 million for the six-bedroom, 5,800 square foot house.
    The mansion is part of a massive real estate portfolio that could be divided in the couple's divorce.
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    Bill and Melinda Gates bought an oceanfront property near San Diego last year.
    Gates, who rose to prominence as co-founder of Microsoft, bought the Del Mar, California home for $43 million, the Wall Street Journal first reported. It was reportedly one of the...
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  • Bill and Melinda Gates said they'll continue their philanthropy work after their divorce. Here are their biggest projects, including spending nearly $2 billion to fight COVID-19

    Bill and Melinda Gates said they'll continue their philanthropy work after their divorce. Here are their biggest projects, including spending nearly $2 billion to fight COVID-19

    8 days ago - By Business Insider

    Bill and Melinda Gates have announced they are to divorce.
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    Bill and Melinda Gates said their divorce wouldn't get in the way of their philanthropic work.
    The couple set up the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in 2000, which focuses on health, education, and poverty.
    Here are the foundation's biggest projects.
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    Bill and Melinda Gates announced Monday that they're getting divorced after 27 years of marriage. They would continue their work at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, they said. The billionaire couple have been...
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  • Melinda French Gates will not change her name after her divorce, according to court documents

    Melinda French Gates will not change her name after her divorce, according to court documents

    8 days ago - By Business Insider

    Summary List Placement Melinda French Gates will not change her name as part of her divorce from Microsoft founder Bill Gates, court documents show.
    According to court filings, French Gates did not request a name change as part of her divorce, announced publicly by the couple on Monday .
    The court filing also indicated that the couple had already been separated at the time of the petition for divorce, filed by French Gates on Monday.
    In the filing, French Gates described the marriage as " irretrievably broken ." The two were married in Hawaii in 1994.
    The couple, who first met in 1987...
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  • Bill Gates added a $43 million beachfront home to his sprawling real estate portfolio last year. Here's a closer look at his empire, which also includes a $130 million Washington mansion and horse ranches in Florida

    8 days ago - By Business Insider

    Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates.
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    Bill Gates has amassed a multimillion-dollar property empire.
    His portfolio includes Florida horse ranches, a Washington mansion, and a San Diego beach house.
    Now, that property may be divided in his divorce from his wife of 27 years, Melinda.
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    Bill Gates has amassed a property empire over the years. From his $130 million Washington mansion nicknamed "Xanadu 2.0," to Florida horse ranches, to his latest California oceanfront purchase , the Microsoft billionaire's personal real estate holdings...
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  • Melinda Gates bought a $1.2 million cottage in Seattle 3 weeks before she and Bill Gates filed for divorce

    Melinda Gates bought a $1.2 million cottage in Seattle 3 weeks before she and Bill Gates filed for divorce

    8 days ago - By Business Insider

    Summary List Placement Melinda Gates bought a $1.2 million cottage in Seattle's North Broadway neighborhood three weeks before she and Bill Gates filed for divorce.
    She bought the four-bedroom, two-bathroom home in early April, according to a deed seen by Insider.
    The Gates announced they were divorcing on Monday after 27 years of marriage.
    "After a great deal of thought and a lot of work on our relationship, we have made the decision to end our marriage," they said in a statement. "Over the last 27 years, we have raised three incredible children and built a foundation that works all over...
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