Imagine being so rich that your divorce can literally impact the state of funding for thousands of initiatives worldwide. That is literally wild.

#MelindaGates #BillGates
For those who need an idea of what I mean - Bill and Melinda Gates own several foundations and organizations that fund public health research, business ventures, and more. Their announcement was basically a PSA that everything is going to be okay. Wow. lol
When we talk about why becoming a billionaire shouldn't be a thing, this is what we mean.

A divorce should not determine the state of public health research or whether 1000s of small businesses get money or if funding for school initiatives will go through. Like y'all. HUH?!
I have no personal beef with the Gates or any of their initiatives largely, but come on, this is actually ridiculous when you think about it h/t @Ryan_Ken_Acts.

An interpersonal relationship is affecting millions at the same time because...*checks notes*... they're rich.
Once again, for the people in the back, Bill and Melinda Gates released a statement to assure everyone (and BUSINESS MARKETS) that no one should panic.

The richness of this, both literally and figuratively has me like wow.…
And someone noted that Bill and Melinda Gates timed their statements AFTER the market closed.

Bruh, you can't make this shit up. Your divorce literally rocking Wall Street. That's INSANNNNNNNNNNNE.
Like y'all not understanding me. THEIR DIVORCE. Bill and Melinda Gates.

THE END OF *THEIR* MARRIAGE could have and probably will impact Wall Street, Philanthropy, Technology, Business, Public Health, and Education.

Their MARRIAGE y'all. I-
This is right up there with MacKenzie Scott donating $$$$$ to HBCUs (Historically Black Colleges and Universities) and DOUBLING THE ENDOWMENT of several institutions . . .


At some point, philanthropy aside, you've got to ask the question: How rich is too rich?
Oh and this isn't a thread that says Bill and Melinda Gates alongside MacKenzie Scott shouldn't give money away. It's just a thread showing how freaking ridiculous it is to be a billionaire in the first place.

It's weird y'all. Very weird.
LMAOOOOOOO Bill and Melinda Gates divorce being reported like they Queen and King of the World because they low key are. That's crazy. 😭😭
Lol let me put this whole thread in another way:

An individual should never be TOO BIG TO FAIL. Like that is actually... truly... from the bottom of my heart.. ridiculous. Like on all counts, in all galaxies, across all worlds. That is ridiculous. #BillGates #MelindaGates
lol I'm muting this, but overall takeaways:

1. No one is hating on Bill and Melinda Gates, wishing them the best honestly.

2. Billionaires are freaking wild though.

3. This thread made several points, read through all of them.

3a. Thanks @Ryan_Ken_Acts for the inspo
lol there are people asking me what's wrong with having billionaires and I'm just like:
SHEESH! Y'all still sharing and you even followed your girl. Love to see that! I hope you are having a wonderful day.
As I was saying: Billionaires, we need their tax $$$.

Every single tweet in this thread did numbers. A+ engagement for an A+ tweet. Love to see it.
Really important thread that clears up the implication of #GatesDivorce starting with the Gates' not actually owning the foundation:

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