Bill and Melinda Gates announced their divorce today, May 3rd ending their marriage of 27 years.

The couple announced it via their twitter accounts.They said the came to the decision after a great deal of thought and a lot of work on their relationships.

The news sparked reactions from everywhere. Though they will both continue the great work at the Gates foundation as co-founder and co-chair but no longer believe the can grow as a couple anymore. The Gates foundation has  impacted several developing countries positively and the world at large.

Microsoft co-founder, Bill Gates, met Melinda French after she started working at Microsoft in 1987. The two married on Jan. 1, 1994, and raised three children together. It is yet another another power couple getting divorce in recent times, with the likes of Jeff and Mackenzie Bezos, Kanye West and Kim Kardashian.

By Emmanuel Metajuwa-Kuda