Lord Sugar’s brutal swipe at Bill and Melinda Gates divorce news sparks huge divide

Bill Gates, who is the co-founder of Microsoft, and his wife Melinda Gates have announced their divorce as the couple explained “we no longer believe we can grow together as a couple”. Lord Alan Sugar, 74, took to Twitter and took aim at the couple’s news in a swipe which caused social media users to react.

It comes as Bill and Melinda announced their separation after 27 years of marriage.

In a statement posted to Mr Gates’ Twitter account, the philanthropist said: “After a great deal of thought and a lot of work on our relationship, we have made the decision to end our marriage.

“Over the last 27 years, we have raised three incredible children and built a foundation that works all over the world to enable all people to lead healthy, productive lives.

“We continue to share a belief in that mission and will continue our work together at the foundation, but we no longer believe we can grow together as a couple in this next phase of our lives.

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“Why comment on someone else’s divorce?” a fourth quizzed.

News of the couple’s divorce went viral on Monday with many social media users sharing their sympathy over the news.

Others took aim at the couple’s divorce news as they joked Melinda could secure a large pay-out from Mr Gates in their divorce.

The pair had up a combined $124 billion (£89bn) fortune, making them among the top five richest couples in the world.


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