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Melinda Gates reportedly sought advice from divorce attorneys due to Bill Gates' relationship with convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.

The Wall Street Journal reports that Bill Gates' long-suffering wife started consulting with divorce attorneys before the pandemic.

Her concerns about Bill and Epstein's relationship dates back to 2013, according to the Wall Street Journal.

It's interesting that every news outlet is reporting on this story. The same mainstream news outlets looked to Bill for guidance as a de facto expert on experimental vaccines -- even though he doesn't hold a medical license.

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The 56-year-old mother-of-three filed for divorce in April, saying their marriage was "irretrievably broken".

The WSJ traced the tensions in their marriage to Bill's relationship with the late financier Jeffrey Epstein who died by hanging in a Manhattan jail cell in August 2019.

The Journal states that Bill and Epstein spent long hours together at his Manhattan townhouse. Gates was also a guest on Epstein's private plane, dubbed the "Lolita Express" by the news media because it ferried underage girls to his private island for parties with wealthy men.

Since the news broke of their divorce, Bill Gates has reportedly transferred billions of dollars worth of assets into Melinda's name.

Some observers believe Gates is moving assets into Melinda's name to avoid losing everything in a class action lawsuit.

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Before Bill and Melinda Gates tied the knot in 1994, they reportedly had an arrangement that he could take his ex-girlfriend on an annual weekend getaway.

Bill and entrepreneur Ann Winblad started dating in 1984. They broke up in 1987, according to a Time magazine profile on Bill Gates.

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"Even now, Gates has an arrangement with his wife that he and Winblad (pictured left) can keep one vacation tradition alive," Walter Isaacson wrote in 1997. "Every spring, as they have for more than a decade, Gates spends a long weekend with Winblad at her beach cottage on the Outer Banks of North Carolina, where they ride dune buggies, hang-glide and walk on the beach."

Bill told Isaacson they spent time studying biotechnology, bioengineering and science. Bill said they played "putt-putt while discussing biotechnology.

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Winblad, pictured in this photo dated 1984, said she and Bill would "marvel about how, as two young overachievers, we began a great adventure on the fringes of a little-known industry and it landed us at the center of an amazing universe."

While on vacation in Brazil, Bill and Winblad reportedly studied bioengineering, and James' Watson's textbook, Molecular Biology of the Gene.

While in Santa Barbara, California, they listened to tapes Winblad recorded of American theoretical physicist Richard Feynman's lectures at Cornell.

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They were so close that after they broke up Bill asked for her approval to marry Melinda (pictured).

Winblad approved of their union, telling Bill that Melinda would be a "good match" because "she had intellectual stamina."

Bill and Melinda wed on New Year's Day 1994, and together they committed to fighting poverty, disease and inequity around the world.

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They announced their divorce on Tuesday, May 4. Melinda stated their marriage was "irretrievably broken."

The couple's three grown children will inherit less than 1% of their parents' $130 billion fortune.

The couple have pledged to donate at least half of their wealth to charitable causes.

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Bill and Melinda Gates have filed for divorce after 27 years of marriage. The billionaire couple announced the divorce in a tweet on Bill Gates' Twitter page on Monday, May 3.

Gates, 65, who is worth a reported $130 billion, and Melinda, 56, started dating in 1987 after meeting at a trade show in New York, WENN.com reported. They wed on New Year's Day in 1994. She is a former general manager of Microsoft.

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"After a great deal of thought and a lot of work on our relationship, we have made the decision to end our marriage," a joint statement read. "Over the last 27 years, we have raised three incredible children and built a foundation that works all over the world to enable all people to lead healthy, productive lives."

Bill Gates, is best known as chairman and CEO of Microsoft, which he co-founded with childhood friend Paul Allen in 1975.

Gates stepped down as CEO of Microsoft in January 2000 to work full-time at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

The foundation has been criticized for its fight to end transmissible diseases such AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria by injecting children with experimental vaccines in third world countries.

The foundation has donated at least $1.75 billion in the fight against the coronavirus. Most of the funding has gone toward producing vaccines.

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The Centers for Disease Control has issued guidance to every state to prioritize ethnic minorities -- specifically Black males -- as a "vulnerable community" when it comes to vaccine distribution.

As a result, half of the country's states are now prioritizing Black, Hispanic, and Native American residents over white people for vaccine distribution.

25 states, including Georgia, Florida, Texas, Mississippi, Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia have all committed to allow Blacks and Hispanics to jump the line for vaccinations.

Additionally, Louisiana, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oregon, and Indiana have declared "fairness" or "equity" as determining factors in prioritizing minority and "historically marginalized populations" over whites for vaccinations, even if not specifically designating minorities by name.

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The CDC guidance is predicated on recommendations from Microsoft billionaire Bill Gates and his wife Melinda Gates, who have no medical degrees. Both have been involved in funding vaccine development and have been lobbying since June for ethnic minorities to be second in line behind healthcare workers for the mRNA vaccinations.

Melinda Gates specifically urged prioritizing Black men for the mRNA vaccinations.

"We are seeing black men die at a disproportionate rate," Gates said in an interview with Time magazine. "We know the way out of COVID-19 will be a vaccine, and it needs to go out equitably."

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Bill and Melinda Gates hope to deliver their COVID-19 vaccines to Black Americans first. In an interview with Forbes magazine, the philanthropic billionaire couple said they want to distribute their vaccines based on racial groups first.

Melinda said "Black people" and "indigenous people" should receive their vaccines first, particularly if they work in the health field.

"One of the reasons we are so involved in this is that you don't want the first vaccines to go to the highest-bidding countries," Melinda Gates said. "There are 60 million healthcare workers. They deserve to get the vaccine first, they're the ones dealing with this on the front lines, trying to keep us all safe."

Melinda went on to say Black people in America should receive the vaccines next.

"Then you have to start to tier from there, based on the countries and the populations. Here in the United States, it's going to be black people who really should get it first and many indigenous people, as well as people with underlying symptoms, and then elderly people."

According to some reports, 1 in 4 Black people in America have been impacted by the virus.

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has lent financial support to finding a vaccine for COVID-19 since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic.

They have donated to Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, which the foundation claims will work to pay for and distribute doses of the vaccine to low-income countries.

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Eugenist Bill Gates is furious with U.S. President Donald Trump for cutting $500 million in funding to the World Health Organization (WHO).

In a tweet on Tuesday, the Microsoft co-founder slammed Trump's decision to cut WHO funding, saying "Halting funding for the World Health Organization during a world health crisis is as dangerous as it sounds. Their work is slowing the spread of Covid-19 and if that work is stopped no other organization can replace them."

Trump announced Tuesday he was halting $500 million in funding after criticizing The WHO's handling of the coronavirus pandemic.

Trump said the WHO failed investigate early signs of the virus' ability to spread from one human to another and failed to call out China for its lack of transparency.

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Bill and his wife Melinda Gates pledged $100 million to develop a coronavirus vaccine. Gates stepped down from the Microsoft board to focus his efforts on developing the vaccine.

Of that pledge, $20 million went to the Atlanta-based CDC and the WHO.

In an interview with CNN, Melinda Gates said COVID-19 is going to "be horrible in the developing world." She added there will be "bodies in the streets of Africa" if the vaccine isn't distributed globally.

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Melinda Gates, wife of billionaire Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, warns there will be bodies in the streets of Africa if her husband's COVID-19 vaccines aren't widely distributed.

In an interview with CNN, Melinda Gates said COVID-19 is going to "be horrible in the developing world." She added there will be "bodies in the streets of Africa."

"Look at Ecuador," she said, adding "They're putting bodies out on the street. You're going to see that in countries in Africa."

Gates said she and her husband have been "heavily invested" in the vaccine development for some time.

She said Bill's vaccinations will be the "ultimate solution" to solving coronavirus in the world.

But critics accuse Bill Gates of using his vaccines as his own personal depopulation tools. Many say Bill has a nefarious agenda for his vaccines.

He reportedly wants to issue Covid-19 "digital certification" ID chips that will identify people who had the vaccine. In fact, COVID stands for Certificate of Vaccination ID.

"These people wanted Corona to spread like crazy in Africa and then offer their 'help' via vaccine. There's a growing resentment against them, a lot of Africans don't want them there," wrote on Twitter user.