Melinda Gates indicated on the social network of June.

The foundation has been one of the main donors to the World Health Organization (WHO) and exerts considerable influence on policies in developing countries, particularly in the areas of health and education.

His work made it possible, for example, to reduce mortality associated with malaria and other infectious diseases.

The Gates couple announced their divorce in May 2021, after 27 years of marriage. The foundation said at the time that the two would continue to preside over the organization.

“The time has come to address the next chapter of my philanthropy”, Melinda Gates now explained, adding that she has 12.5 billion dollars (about 11.58 billion euros) at her disposal to get involved in projects linked to “women and families”.

“We live at a pivotal time for women and girls in the United States and around the world, and those fighting to protect and promote equality urgently need support,” he added.

In July 2021, the foundation released a statement announcing that “if, after two years, either of them decided that they could not continue to work together as co-chairs, Ms. Melinda French Gates would resign from her position”, receiving “personal resources” from Bill Gates for his philanthropy work.

Bill Gates, one of the founders of Microsoft, praised his ex-wife’s “essential contributions” to the organization, which will be renamed the Gates Foundation, and promised to remain “fully involved” in the project.

In addition to Bill Gates’ fortune, the foundation, which in 2023 financed initiatives in 48 North American states and 135 countries, has also been financially supported by American millionaire and businessman Warren Buffet.

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