Our thoughts are with billionaires Bill and Melinda Gates during this trying time. Divorce is never fun, and it must be hard for them to bring their 27-year-long marriage to an end. But on the flipside… it’s never not funny to make fun of fabulously wealthy billionaires.
So the minute the news of their divorce was announced, the internet went into overdrive churning our spicy memes about what looks to be a very, very pricey divorce indeed.
Anyone wanna bang a 65-year-old multibillionaire? I’m happy to take one for the team.
Bill Gates is 65 years old talking about the “next phase” of his life. My nigga this is it.
— Dedee 🥀 (@thoughtfulbae) May 3, 2021
melinda gates going absolutely nuts in her local apple store rn
— andy™ (@andylevy) May 3, 2021
may as well pic.twitter.com/KOeU5ppaYv
— Michael Di Iorio (@michaeldiiorio1) May 3, 2021
— Poorly Aged Stuff (@PoorlyAgedStuff) May 3, 2021
i love that billionaires now announce their divorces in the same way that youtubers apologise for saying the n-word https://t.co/C7j68n1fe6
— ruby innes (@rubyinnes) May 3, 2021
We don’t know many details yet, but it’s safe to assume Melinda Gates is set to rake in a whole damn bank after their split.
How Melinda Gates leaving divorce court pic.twitter.com/kgR7AUeQZ5
— Josiah Johnson (@KingJosiah54) May 3, 2021
Bill Gates always had divorced dad energy, but now he has the credentials to prove it.
Being a good friend pic.twitter.com/y2f5iNYBgB
— nick ciarelli (@nickciarelli) May 3, 2021
Bill Gates making a playlist of all the sad Weezer songs on his Zune
— pixelatedboat aka “mr tweets” (@pixelatedboat) May 3, 2021
The thought of Bill Gates’ own creations coming back to haunt him in this moment is also lowkey funny.
Lmao Bill Gates getting served divorce papers via a Microsoft Word document
— 🎀 ℜ𝔞𝔠𝔥𝔢𝔩 𝔈𝔩𝔦𝔷𝔞𝔟𝔢𝔱𝔥 🎀 (@chaotic_sub) May 3, 2021
On a more serious note, plenty of people couldn’t overlook the fact that Gates used his massive sway to prevent COVID-19 vaccines being released for free, placing the entire world at the mercy of a handful of patents.
Remember when a fringe sect of liberal twitter would read Melania Trump’s facial and hand gestures and build a conspiracy that she secretly hated Trump and was working to undermine him, I’m doing this in my head for Melinda Gates who I now believe supports vaccine patent waivers
— Adam H. Johnson (@adamjohnsonCHI) May 3, 2021
If only Steve was here to witness this moment. He would’ve loved the memes.
wish steve jobs was alive to see bill gates get divorced
— L.A.S. (@SartoriallyInc) May 3, 2021
We’ll be keeping a close eye on who gets what in what may well be one of the biggest divorce settlements ever.