Melinda Gates is about to become one of the richest women on the planet. She and soon-to-be ex-husband Bill Gates will split a whopping $130 billion fortune. The couple announced Monday that they would be divorcing after 27 years of marriage — a stunning split that is taking the world by surprise. Just two weeks ago, they appeared together at a virtual global gathering. But judging by their divorce documents obtained by Inside Edition, the split has been in the works for awhile.