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Melinda French Gates net worth $3.3 billion after more Stock transfers from Bill Gates

Melinda French Gates has become $3.3 billion richer after getting more stock from Bill Gates amid their divorce.

On Thursday May 13, Bill via his investment vehicle, Cascade Investment, transferred $851 million worth of shares of farm equipment maker Deere & Co. DE to Melinda.

Before the $851 million worth of shares was transferred, Bill Gate on May 3, had already transferred $2.4 billion worth of stock in four companies Canadian National Railway, car dealership group AutoNation AN, Mexican Coke bottler Coca-Cola Femsa KO and Mexican broadcaster Grupo Televisa to his ex-wife Melinda.

In their divorce petition, Bill and Melinda said their relationship was “irretrievably broken,” but the former couple did not reveal reason for their split.

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Meanwhile there was reported that Bill had an affair with a Microsoft employee in 2000, which the company’s board investigated in 2019, also according to the Wall Street Journal.

However in terms of wealth, Bill still remains the fourth-richest person in the world, with an estimated net worth of $126.1 billion after the latest stock transfer.

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