The couple announced their divorce in early May.
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation sold all of its shares of Apple and Twitter in the first quarter of this year, before the breakup of the couple was announced, reports Barron’s, after reviewing the form submitted by the entity to the US Securities and Exchange Commission, in which its operations were revealed.
By March 31, the investments in question disappeared from the foundation. Bill and Melinda Gates announced their divorce on May 3, confirming through a statement that both will continue their “work together at the foundation.”
Meanwhile, Melinda Gates has received already a total of $ 3 billion in shares since the separation from his spouse was announced. The woman’s fortune reached this level after Cascade Investment, an investment and management company controlled by Microsoft’s co-founder, delivered 2.25 million shares worth a total of $ 851 million from agricultural machinery maker John Deere. .
Previously, the American businesswoman obtained values from the Mexican companies Coca-Cola FEMSA and Grupo Televisa estimated at more than 500 million dollars.