How Melinda and Bill Gates might handle the division of their billions

CNN Business

In the divorce of Melinda and Bill Gates, the division of their vast wealth is unlikely to cause fireworks and fury.

For one thing, they have a lot of money to share. Plus, they’ve publicly committed to giving the majority of their wealth to philanthropy. But another reason their divorce is likely to be drama free may be the fact that they already have a separation contract in place.

Daniel Jaffe told CNN Business in a May 5 article, “When we deal with enormous wealth, whether someone gets 50% or 54% or 46% [of the marital property], it truly makes no difference to their life because they’ll have sufficient assets to do what they want.”

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