How their money, philanthropy and foundation have helped the world

Bill and Melinda Gates announced on Monday they were divorcing after nearly 30 years of marriage, saying they could no longer “grow together”.

In the video above, we take a look at how the couple have used their massive wealth for philanthropic causes.  

They are one of the world’s most powerful couples, with a combined estimated fortune of $127 billion, and are famous for their philanthropy.

The pair founded the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in 2000 and it has since become the world’s largest charitable organisation, donating billions of dollars.

It has played an important role in developing and distributing Covid-19 vaccines.

To find out more about their achievements, watch the video in full.

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