Gates Foundation insights on mega divorce planning over charitable interests

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Gates Foundation insights on mega divorce planning over charitable interests

On 2 August, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and Melinda French Gates finalised their divorce after 27 years of marriage. With their combined wealth thought to be c.$150bn, this is one of the biggest divorce settlements imaginable, say Emily Foy and Emily Grosvenor-Taylor. Not only has it involved the disentangling of wealth of epic proportions, including business investments, land and property (alongside classic cars and artwork) but, also, the fact that a third of the wealth, over $50 bi...

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