Full Name: Melinda French Gates
Why Famous: Gates is a computer scientist, philanthropist and co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, which she co-founded with her then husband Bill Gates.
- 1994-01-01 Microsoft CEO Bill Gates (38) marries Melinda French (29)
- 2021-05-03 Bill Gates and his wife Melinda Gates announce their divorce after 27 years
- 2008-06-27 Bill Gates steps down as Chairman of Microsoft Corporation to work full time for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.