Bill Gates’ name has been removed from Bloomberg’s list of billionaires after his divorce.
Bill Gates, one of the world’s richest men, has been delisted from Bloomberg’s billionaire list index just hours after announcing his divorce from wife Melinda. Gates revealed on Monday that he and Melinda, co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, were divorcing after 27 years of marriage. “After much thought and a lot of work on our relationship, we have decided to end our marriage,” the couple said on Twitter. “Over the last 27 years, we have raised three amazing children and established a foundation that operates all over the world to help people live healthier lives,” they added.
Immediately following the announcement, Bloomberg, a multinational media conglomerate that provides financial news and information, research, and financial data, removed Gates from its list of top billionaires, where he normally ranks in the top four. Gates was fourth on the index on May 2, 2021, with a net worth of $145 billion, having raised over $13 billion in 2021 alone. In 1987, Gates became the youngest ‘American Billionaire,’ and he has been on Bloomberg’s list ever since. He has also been a constant on the Forbes billionaire index, often appearing on the real-time billionaire list.