Bill Gates and his wife Melinda shocked the world when it was announced that the two split. Many projected a long divorce to divide up the billionaire Microsoft founder’s assets, but they were mistaken.

Bill and Melinda Gates called it quits and were able to finalize their divorce in three months according to Us Weekly. They made things official on August 2nd. but it wasn’t noted exactly how they split the financials.

The couple were married in 1994 and have three children together, daughter Jennifer, 25, son Rory, 22, and daughter Phoebe, 18. Their split seems to be an amicable one as Bill cut his now ex-wife a $1.8 BILLION check during the breakup.

Not all divorces can be this easy, because some like Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s keep stretching out forever, but Bill and Melinda set a new record for speed when finalizing their split. Getting a $1.8 billion check in the process probably helped the situation for Melinda as well.

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H Jenkins

Years of experience in writing, journalism, and digging exclusive insider info for Ringside News opened the door for a new opportunity for Jenkins. With a history in finance, he broke into the journalism game by writing on blogs and other freelance websites before branching into sports and entertainment news. Being in tune with pop culture doesn't mean it has to make sense, but he tries. Favorite bands include any group from Seattle who formed between 1991 and 1999. 5 Ozzfests under his belt and 12 Warped Tours, but his last concert was a bluegrass AC/DC cover band that was not 100% terrible.

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