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From Bill and Melinda Gates to Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos, a look at power couples who parted ways

Updated : May 04, 2021 10:08 PM IST

Here's a look at some high profile divorces from the recent past

Co-founder and former CEO of Microsoft Bill Gates and wife Melinda Gates announced that they are parting ways after 27 years of marriage. The world was shocked by the announcement, but relieved that they would continue working on philanthropic efforts. The news brought back memories of when billionaire Jeff Bezos and wife MacKenzie Scott announced their split. Here's a look at the some high profiles divorces in the recent past. (Image: Reuters)
Co-founder and former CEO of Microsoft Bill Gates and wife Melinda Gates announced that they are parting ways after 27 years of marriage. The world was shocked by the announcement, but relieved that they would continue working on philanthropic efforts. The news brought back memories of when billionaire Jeff Bezos and wife MacKenzie Scott announced their split. Here's a look at the some high profiles divorces in the recent past. (Image: Reuters)
Bill and Melinda Gates | After 27 years of marriage the couple announced on May 4 that they are divorcing. It is unclear how the couple would split their fortune that is estimated to be over $100 billion. (Image: AP Photo)
Bill and Melinda Gates | After 27 years of marriage the couple announced on May 4 that they are divorcing. It is unclear how the couple would split their fortune that is estimated to be over $100 billion. (Image: AP Photo)
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and MacKenzie Scott | The couple finalised their divorce in 2019.  MacKenzie Scott has since remarried and now focuses on her own philanthropy after receiving a 4 percent stake in Amazon, worth over $36 billion. (Image: AP Photo)
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and MacKenzie Scott | The couple finalised their divorce in 2019.  MacKenzie Scott has since remarried and now focuses on her own philanthropy after receiving a 4 percent stake in Amazon, worth over $36 billion. (Image: AP Photo)
It was a marriage made in heaven when Lady Diana married Charles, Prince of Wales, the British Queen's eldest son and heir apparent. Many thought the couple were made for each other with Diana’s charisma compensating the aloofness of Charles. However, the couple divorced in 1996 after various factors including age difference, extramarital affairs among others made separation inevitable. (Image: Reuters)
It was a marriage made in heaven when Lady Diana married Charles, Prince of Wales, the British Queen's eldest son and heir apparent. Many thought the couple were made for each other with Diana’s charisma compensating the aloofness of Charles. However, the couple divorced in 1996 after various factors including age difference, extramarital affairs among others made separation inevitable. (Image: Reuters)
When Hollywood superstars Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie tied the knot in 2014 after being together for nearly a decade, no one would've guessed they'd divorce within five years. The couple were regarded highly for their views on politics and their philanthropic activities. But that did not prevent them from filing divorce citing irreconcilable differences in 2019. (Image: Reuters)
When Hollywood superstars Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie tied the knot in 2014 after being together for nearly a decade, no one would've guessed they'd divorce within five years. The couple were regarded highly for their views on politics and their philanthropic activities. But that did not prevent them from filing divorce citing irreconcilable differences in 2019. (Image: Reuters)
Johnny Depp was at the height of his career when he married Hollywood sweetheart Amber Heard in 2015. However, Heard filed for divorce in 2016, just 15 months into the marriage over alleged domestic abuse charges. (Image: Reuters)
Johnny Depp was at the height of his career when he married Hollywood sweetheart Amber Heard in 2015. However, Heard filed for divorce in 2016, just 15 months into the marriage over alleged domestic abuse charges. (Image: Reuters)
Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow | The actress famously referred to their divorce as a
Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow | The actress famously referred to their divorce as a "conscious uncoupling" after 10 years of marriage. The Coldplay frontman and Paltrow have two children together. They divorced on July 14, 2016. Later reports said that distance and a grueling work schedule were reasons for the divorce. (Image: Reuters)
Published : May 04, 2021 10:06 PM IST
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