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The incredible life of Melinda Gates - one of the world's richest and most powerful women

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She heads a foundation with a $40 billion endowment.
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Melinda Gates is one of the most powerful women in the world, according to Forbes.
She could be worth $73 billion if she and Bill Gates split their fortune equally in the divorce.
Gates will continue in her role as co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
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Melinda Gates is the fifth most powerful woman in the world, and the second American - after Vice President Kamala Harris - to make the Forbes 2020 most powerful women...
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Melinda Gates calls her marriage to Bill 'irretrievably broken' in divorce filings, and says the couple are already separated

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Bill and Melinda Gates.
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Bill and Melinda Gates' marriage is "irretrievably broken," according to the couple's divorce filings.
The couple announced their upcoming divorce Monday after "a lot of work on our relationship."
They first met at Microsoft in 1987, and have been married for 27 years.
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Before they announced their plans to get divorced on Monday, Bill and Melinda Gates had already separated, according to divorce filings shared by TMZ. Melinda officially filed for divorce on Monday, and said that her...
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