Bill Gates is still wearing his wedding ring, two weeks after announcing his split from wife Melinda Gates.
The Microsoft Founder spoke at a virtual event with the US Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday where the ring was clearly visible.
He and Melinda, his wife of 27 years, announced their divorce on May 3.
The couple didn’t give a specific reason for the split but said they couldn’t ‘grow together’ as anymore.
They have three adult kids; Jennifer, 25, Rory, 21, and Phoebe, 18. It’s unclear where Bill was when he Zoomed into the appearance on Wednesday.
He has been staying at a villa at a California golf club.
The Microsoft Founder spoke at a virtual event with the US Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday where the ring was clearly visible
Gates is believed to be staying in a villa at a California golf club
Gates and his wife Melinda announced on May 3 that they were separating after 27 years
Since announcing their divorce, Bill has transferred more than $3billion in stock to Melinda.
In a move divorce experts say is highly unusual, Melinda has added top trust and estate lawyers to her legal team as she and Microsoft founder Bill divide their combined $130billion in assets after 27 years of marriage.
Celebrity divorce attorneys Harriet Newman Cohen and Martha Cohen Stine explained the potential significance of the unlikely representation to Page Six on Monday – speculating that it could signal Melinda’s desire to alter the inheritance for her and Bill’s three kids – Jennifer, 25, Rory, 21, and Phoebe, 18.
Over the years Bill has repeatedly said that he would leave the children a mere $10million apiece – accounting for less than .008 percent of their parents’ total wealth.
But Melinda may be eyeing a different plan for the kids’ financial future, and could use the trust and estate lawyers in her divorce to make it happen, according to Newman Cohen and Cohen Stine.
While the pair are not involved in the Gates divorce, their speculation is supported by their ample experience with high-profile splits – including those of New York Gov Andrew Cuomo, Harvey Weinstein and Howard Stern.