Pakistanis posted funny reactions to Bill and Melinda Gates’s divorce. Bill Gates and Melinda Gates announced on Monday that they are getting divorced. Both are co-founders of one of the world’s largest private charitable foundations. They have pledged to continue their philanthropic work together despite their divorce.
In a joint petition for dissolution of marriage, the couple asserted their legal union was “irretrievably broken,” but said they had reached an agreement on how to divide their marital assets. No details of that accord were disclosed in the filing in King County Superior Court in Seattle.
While on Twitter, the hashtag #BillGates started trending in Pakistan Tuesday.
One Pakistani user said Bill Gates should have announced his divorce through a Windows notification.
Another user highlighted that Pakistanis are overreacting to Bill Gates’s divorce even though there would be no impact on the lives of Pakistanis.
— Talha (@talha_umair_) May 3, 2021
A netizen tweeted a 03 seconds video showing iconic Windows XP shutting down. He creatively compared the ending of the Gates relationship with shutting down the Windows computer.
bill gates & melinda gates’s relationship really said: pic.twitter.com/XDdKqInsCQ
— A N A S 🇵🇸✨ (@GoLiveAnas) May 3, 2021
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has become one of the most powerful and influential forces in global public health, spending more than $50 billion over the past two decades to bring a business approach to combating poverty and disease.
Bill Gates, 65, who co-founded Microsoft Corp, and his spouse, Melinda French Gates, 56, met after she joined the software giant as a product manager, and they dated for a few years before marrying in January 1994 in Hawaii.
While a Twitterati wished to marry Malinda Gates.
— Zak (@Zakr1a) May 3, 2021
“After a great deal of thought and a lot of work on our relationship, we have decided to end our marriage,” the two said in a joint statement posted on each of their individual Twitter accounts.
The divorce petition, which states that the couple has no minor children, comes after the youngest of their three offspring recently turned 18.