What do folks think about the Bill and Melinda Gates divorce

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05 May 2021, 1:40 pm

I looked for this topic but didn't find one.

Does this belong at an autism site? Well yeah, I think he's got some autism traits. Not as much as Mark Zuckerman, but yeah. (Not an informed professional opinion, of course)


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05 May 2021, 1:51 pm

I hope it is an amicable one.....nobody will suffer financially from this, that's for sure.

They were married quite a long time; they put up with each other for all this time.

It seems like Bill has at least some Spectrum characteristics; I'm not really sure about Melinda.

I'm thinking of this analogy: Maybe Melinda is like Princess Di, and Bill's ex is like Camilla. Bill used to vacation with his ex at least one a year.



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05 May 2021, 2:37 pm

Who is Bill's ex?

I could never love Bill Gates. He is so cerebral and projects reptilian characteristics. But maybe that's just my take on it.


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05 May 2021, 2:40 pm

I can't say that the private lives of rich folks concerns me all that much.



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05 May 2021, 2:46 pm

Did I ever tell you guys Microsoft once paid me $10 hourly for 3D modeling from laser scans?

It's a ruthless profiteering software empire that I'm deeply familiar with & enabled by. Whether you think it's run by the lizard king is of little consequence to me save for being pretty damn funny.

This will be a strange thread. Where's my popcorn?


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05 May 2021, 2:54 pm

BeaArthur wrote:
What do folks think about the Bill and Melinda Gates divorce?
Meh.  Sucks to be them, I guess.

Maybe not.


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05 May 2021, 2:58 pm

Thats a lot of money Bill is going to be dishing out.



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05 May 2021, 3:01 pm

There is nothing else to be done with that much money. :lol: You literally have to give it away if you want to do anything for yourself with it at that point.


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05 May 2021, 3:05 pm

Mr Reynholm wrote:
Thats a lot of money Bill is going to be dishing out.
Yeah ... he is going to be reduced to living off only a few million per week ... poor, poor Bill ...


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05 May 2021, 3:15 pm

cberg wrote:
There is nothing else to be done with that much money. :lol: You literally have to give it away if you want to do anything for yourself with it at that point.


Oh, they have plenty to do with that money. All the billionaires are working on an elaborate spaceship, and have already colonized Mars. When everything turns to s**t here, and we're gasping for breath as we fry in the sun, they'll be safely on that ship, flipping us the bird, saying, "So long, suckers!"



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05 May 2021, 4:00 pm

The "ex" is named Ann Winblad.

Melinda agreed to this arrangement. Who knows? Maybe she got tired of it.....



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05 May 2021, 4:33 pm

Mr Reynholm wrote:
Thats a lot of money Bill is going to be dishing out.

Oh, stop. It's a community property state, they were married for a significant amount of time, and she enabled him to have something like a normal life - 3 children, for instance. Plus their charitable foundation was always a joint enterprise. She humanized him to the rest of the world, in my opinion.

So it's not Bill's money that he's going to be dishing out. She's entitled to half of the money they came by during their lengthy union.


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05 May 2021, 4:35 pm

kraftiekortie wrote:
The "ex" is named Ann Winblad.

Melinda agreed to this arrangement. Who knows? Maybe she got tired of it.....

Maybe she got tired of Bill.


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05 May 2021, 4:37 pm

VegetableMan wrote:
I can't say that the private lives of rich folks concerns me all that much.

Well, these two were more public than most ultra-rich folks, with all their globe-trotting philanthropic enterprises and so on. Most of the news about the split has speculated on the future of the foundation.


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05 May 2021, 4:43 pm

Yeah....maybe she got tired of Bill....



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05 May 2021, 5:51 pm

I had to google who Bill Gates is. I'd heard of him but wasn't sure - I actually thought he had died a few years ago.

Divorces happen all the time. I'm sure their settlement will be overseen carefully.

Do they have kids?