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    ^If he’s like most dudes who be emotionally n financially ravaged after divorce......that will be a hard pass

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    More power to them. People shouldn’t stay married if they are unhappy.
    Focus more on what you want than on what you don’t want

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    Can you imagine though? You'd never have a private moment again the rest of your life. Every corner would have a camera aimed your way.



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    I was kinda thinking like that but more like Melinda is now available! ;-)
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    He can come cry his sorrows at my club.

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    I have seen so many people trying to gossip about this like they will ever know what happened. Like the digging up supposed affairs. Everything is locked up tight, the process should go smoothly. I doubt she feels wronged. He has transferred like 2 billion to her this week. She does legally own half that foundation. They are meticulous. Their wealth is so vast.

    I was surprised though. Just from knowing his father professionally (way before my current career, nothing juicy here) he was/is a very moral kind man. We often shared life lessons we had learned and kinda always figured Bill would stay married because her idolized his parents a lot.

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    I am curious what (if any) kind of prenups did they have

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    I am curious what (if any) kind of prenups did they have

    No prenup in the traditional sense. There are certainly business agreements, in terms of paying out one partner if the partnership dissolves. Much like in the Bezos divorce.

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    I read that Melinda Gates was disturbed by Bill Gates relationship with Jeffrey Epstein.

    https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/371419

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    Anytime there is no prenup to someone extremely wealthy I don't know how these women are not scared for their life. I've watched so many of those crime tv episodes and whenever a rich man is involved he wants to end her life so she doesn't take half of "his" money lol. Maybe I've watched too many of them LOL!

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    ^some of them do be getting desperate either ending the woman’s life so he doesn’t have to pay out alimony, child support, n other assets

    Or more commonly he will do what he can to hide all of his wealth.

    Pretty much gotta have money for high priced divorce attorneys and be like a barracuda to get ahead of dudes like this.

    *and the reverse can be true about a high earning woman divorcing her dude

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    https://www.rawstory.com/bill-gates-divorce/

    According to a report from the Wall Street Journal, Melinda Gates -- wife of Microsoft founder Bill Gates -- began seeking legal advice for a possible divorce two years ago.

    The report states that the wife of the billionaire technology pioneer became concerned after her husband's ties to accused pedophile Jeffrey Epstein had become public.

    "Ms. Gates consulted with divorce lawyers roughly two years before she filed for divorce from Mr. Gates, saying their marriage was 'irretrievably broken,' according to people familiar with the matter and documents," reviewed by the Journal

    The report went on to state that "One source of concern for Ms. Gates was her husband's dealings with convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, according to the people and a former employee of their charity, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Ms. Gates's concerns about the relationship dated as far back as 2013, the former employee said," before adding, "According to the documents reviewed by the Journal, Ms. Gates and her advisers held a number of calls in October 2019 when the New York Times reported that Mr. Gates had met with Mr. Epstein on numerous occasions. Mr. Gates once stayed late into the night at Mr. Epstein's Manhattan townhouse."

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    Default Re: Want to become one of the wealthiest people in the world?

    Once, in a class, not even sure why we did this exercise, but a professor asked us to take 5 minutes and think about the last breakup we went through - romantic, friendship, even a family member - and spend some time writing privately about why we broke up. People took the whole 5 minutes and most weren't even done when she told us to stop. Then she put up a picture of Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston and asked us to tell her why they broke up. Everyone who raised their hands gave very short, black-and-white answers. She asked us why she thought that their breakup was any less complicated than ours...

    The point being that when it comes to our own breakups, we could go on and on about the nuances, complexities, and numerous factors that all eventually added up to why the relationship didn't work out. It's usually not just one, simple thing. But when it comes to other people, especially celebrities, we think we can boil down their relationships and breakups to a soundbite or 2 minute news article. That really stuck with me when trying to judge people's lives or explain their actions when I'm not privy to their personal lives.

    Who knows what they had going on behind the scenes for almost 3 decades? It could have been one big thing that triggered the divorce, or it could have been a lot of little things. Maybe it's a combination - one big thing triggered it, but when Melinda is drinking wine with her friends, she could go on and on about all the stupid little things she put up with in their marriage over the years. Or, same with Bill.

    I honestly haven't seen them being particularly acrimonious during this. They seem to be cooperating and being careful with their and each other's public images. The only reason they pretty much had to announce it to the world is because they are some of the richest people on the globe and are tied into each other pretty extensively in business.
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    LOL, Miss AP, about Bill Gates hiding his wealth. ;-)

    Bill III's mother had him promise on her death bed that he understood that this growing fortune had to be put to work for the greater good. Bill Sr. was involved full time in the philanthropy project from the very beginning, as was Melinda, even while Bill was still running Microsoft.

    They both subscribed to Warren Buffet's principle for wealth of this magnitude: leave your kids enough so that they can do anything - not enough so that they can do nothing.

    So, this is not likely to become a typical, "no pre-nup, let's lawyer up and fight over the money" divorce. There is just too much of it, and they have both been pioneering the concept for decades, that the real name of the game is not how much you keep, but how to use it to have an impact and set an example.
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