Bill and Melinda Gates filing for divorce

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Microsoft co-founder and Berkshire Hathaway board member Bill Gates smiles during an interview with Liz Claman on the Fox Business Network in Omaha, Neb., Monday, May 5, 2014. The annual Berkshire Hathaway shareholders meeting concluded over the weekend. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

(KSNT) – Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and his wife Melinda announced Monday they are filing for divorce.

Bill made the announcement on Twitter, noting that the pair who also started the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation “continue to share a belief” in enabling “all people to lead healthy, productive lives.”

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation improves people’s health and gives them the chance to lift themselves out of hunger and extreme poverty, according to the foundation’s website. The former couple will continue to work together at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, according to the Associated Press.

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