微軟創辦人比爾蓋茲(Bill Gates)與妻子梅琳達蓋茲(Melinda Gates)在美國當地時間 3 日下午,共同發表聲明結束 27 年婚姻,因為「我們不再相信能以夫妻的身份,在生命的下個階段共同成長。」


雙方透過 Twitter 社群媒體發表共同簡短聲明。




過去 27 年,我們養育了 3 名令人驕傲的孩子並建立了基金會,在世界各地使所有民眾都可以過著健康、生產力的生活。我們會持續分享對於任務的信念,且一同延續基金會的工作;但是我們不再相信能以夫妻的身份,在生命的下個階段共同成長。






After a great deal of thought and a lot of work on our relationship, we have made the decision to end our marriage. Over the last 27 years, we have raised three incredible children and built a foundation that works all over the world to enable all people to lead healthy, productive lives. We continue to share a belief in the mission and will continue our work together at the foundation, but we no longer believe we can grow together as a couple in the next phase of our lives. We ask for space and privacy for our family as we begin to navigate this new life.


-Melinda Gates and Bill Gates


比爾蓋茲在 1975 年建立微軟,他與梅琳達蓋茲在 1994 年 1 月 1 日結婚,婚後育有兩子一女。梅琳達蓋茲過去曾是微軟員工。


兩人在 2000 年成立「比爾及梅琳達蓋茲基金會」(Bill & Melinda Gates foundation),以西雅圖為基地,以全球範圍為目標,長期關注人類健康、教育、環境、衛生等議題。




首圖來源:Wikipedia. This photo was taken by Kjetil Ree