There’s a new report that suggests Bill Gates’ estranged wife Melinda Gates might be gearing up for a showdown over their children’s inheritance.
In fact, sources suggest Melinda could seek to increase the $10 million inheritance Bill set for their three kids. The Microsoft co-founder previously said that his kids will get a “miniscule” portion of his vast wealth. Here’s what you need to know.
Bill Gates plans to leave just $10 million to each of his kids — Jennifer, 25, Rory, 21, and Phoebe, 18. During a past Reddit talk, the billionaire stated, “I definitely think leaving kids massive amounts of money is not a favor to them,” and, “Some people disagree with this but Melinda and I feel good about it.”
Bill Gates Divorce: Melinda Gates Wants To Make Sure Her Kids Inherit The Millions They Deserve
But Melinda definitely wants more. According to her divorce filing that a separation agreement was in place, and sources say that if the parameters of the couple’s inheritance are not detailed in the pact, either party could change the amount their kids inherit.
Of course, it didn’t take long at all for both fans and critics to weigh in on the matter. Many of them took to social media to write, “I don’t envy those kids. They will need security for the rest of their lives. it will be difficult to trust any romantic partner or friend.
People will try to sue them all the time,” along with, “Hmmm, as I recall the narrative at the time, it was Melinda who convinced Bill to join with Warren Buffet to start the Giving Pledge, where billionaires pledge to give at least half their wealth to charity.”
Another critic wrote, “Half to charity sure, but I’m sure that Melinda wasn’t thinking 30 million out of 66.5 billion which is half what Bill is worth. Those kids should be getting at least ten times what he promised.”
It’s also been pointed out that Bill and Melinda have raised three kids that are on the straight and arrow, as one is in med school and the other is attending the University of Chicago. Watch this space as we have a feeling there is so much more to come.
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