Melinda Gates has received a share value which is certainly no small amount after divorcing from Bill Gates. This also now makes Melinda able to become a billionaire for her own wealth.
Transfer of US $ 1.8 billion in Stocks to Melinda Gates
Cascade Investment, Bill Gates’ holding company created by the sale of Microsoft shares and dividends, shipped more than $ 1.8 billion worth of shares on the same day the couple announced their divorce. which is surprising. According to the Forbes report, Friday (7/5/2021).
That leaves Melinda with a net worth of at least $ 2.4 billion. Thus, Melinda is now a billionaire. While the transfer of shares slightly reduced Bill’s net worth, which fell to around $ 128.1 billion, from $ 130.4 billion the previous day.
Even so, after making a ten-digit transfer, the founder of Microsoft remains the fourth richest person in the world.
Melinda Receives Shares from Bill
Melinda received 2.94 million shares of AutoNation and 14.1 million shares of Canadian National Railway Co., which are worth USD 309 million and USD 1.5 billion, respectively.
Bill also gave Melinda 25.8 million shares of Mexico-based Coca-Cola Femsa worth USD 120 million. There is also 155.4 million shares of Mexican broadcaster Grupo Televisa SA. They are worth USD 386 million, according to filings of the SEC, United States Securities and Exchange Commission.