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Bill Gates' Ex-Wife Melinda Walking Away From Failed Marriage Without Spousal Support, Gets To Keep His Famous Last Name

Aug. 2 2021, Published 6:15 p.m. ET

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Bill Gates' ex-wife Melinda won't be getting spousal support in their $130 billion divorce.

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As Radar reported, the 56-year-old philanthropist and the ex-Microsoft mogul -- who is nine years her senior -- finalized their divorce on Monday.

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A judge signed off on the paperwork marking Bill and Melinda officially single, just three months after she filed to end their marriage.

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According to the documents, Melinda isn't the only one walking away without spousal support because Bill isn't getting any either.

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Here's the kicker -- Melinda gets to keep the Gates' famous last name.

She has longtime gone by her maiden name of French and tacked on Gates in addition.

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Despite a bitter divorce battle riddled with allegations of cheating, Bill and Melinda agreed their property will be divided in accordance with the "separation contract," which simply means they worked it all out when they broke up.

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And while Melinda isn't getting any spousal support, she is most likely stepping away with a good chunk of change.

As Radar reported, the duo didn't have a prenup, and Bill's fortune stands strong at $130 billion.

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Bill and Melinda share three adult children -- Jennifer, 25, Rory, 22, and Phoebe, 18 -- so child support and custody are not issues.

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However, it's been reported in the past that the exes were at odds over how much of Bill's inheritance they would get.

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Despite their father being one of the richest men in the world, Bill allegedly was only giving them $10 million each.

After Melinda filed for divorce in May, things turned ugly.

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Almost immediately after pulling the plug on their nearly three-decades-long relationship, rumors swirled that Bill once told his buddies they had a "loveless" marriage.

There were also allegations that Bill was unfaithful, which he later copped to.

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The New York Times also posted a bombshell report claiming the tech tycoon “pursued women who worked for him at Microsoft and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.”

Following the report, Bill admitted he had an affair over 20 years ago with an ex-employee at Microsoft.

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