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The incredible life of Melinda Gates — one of the world’s richest and most powerful women

Melinda Gates

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Melinda Gates is the fifth most powerful woman in the world, and the second American — after Vice President Kamala Harris — to make the Forbes 2020 most powerful women in the world list.

She and her former husband, Bill, announced their divorce on May 3. Though they don’t have a prenuptial agreement, if they split their $146 billion fortune equally, Melinda would be worth around $73 billion.

Gates has become one of the most prolific philanthropists in the world as co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, which she helmed virtually on her own details ⇒

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