Former world’s richest man Bill Gates reportedly gave his estranged wife Melinda Gates about $2 billion in stocks the same day she filed for divorce from him after 27 years of marriage.
According to docs obtained by TMZ, the 65-year-old Microsoft tycoon’s investment firm Cascade Investment LLC transferred more than 14 million shares of Canadian National Railway Co. and more than 2.9 million shares of AutoNation Inc. to his estranged wife, the same day she filed for divorce.
Based on Wednesday’s stock prices, the shares are worth $1.8 billion.
Melinda Gates said in a court room paper work filing that her marriage to Bill had irretrievably broken down. They didn’t have a pre nuptial in place when they contracted it on January 1, 1994.