Bill gates and Jeff Bezos divorces prove wealth doesn't bring happiness
US software developer and Microsoft founder Bill gates, one of the wealthiest men on the world, will divorce his wife Melinda Gates after 27 years of marriage, underscoring that wealth does not bring happiness.
In a joint petition for dissolution of marriage, the couple asserted their legal union was "irretrievably broken," but said they had reached agreement on how to divide their marital assets.
Bill Gates, 65, who co-founded Microsoft and his spouse, Melinda French Gates, 56, met after she joined the software giant as a product manager.
"After a great deal of thought and a lot of work on our relationship, we have made the decision to end our marriage," the two said in a joint statement posted on each of their individual Twitter accounts.
The stunning news comes about 2 years after Jeff Bezos, currently the richest man in the world, divorced wife MacKenzie Scott after 26 years of marriage.
Bill Gates is ranked No. 4 on the Forbes list of the world's wealthiest individuals, with an estimated $124 billion fortune.
While most people believe that having more income would make them happier, Princeton University researchers have found that the link is greatly exaggerated and mostly an illusion.
People in the US surveyed about their own happiness and that of others with varying incomes tended to overstate the impact of income on well-being, according to a new study.
Although income is widely assumed to be a good measure of well-being, the researchers found that its role is less significant than predicted and that people with higher incomes do not necessarily spend more time in more enjoyable ways.
According to the Quran's, obeying and remembrance of God, are the only elements that determine happiness and peace of mind.
In the 13th chapter of Qur’an, God says: “Those who believe in God and whose hearts are assured by the remembrance of Allah. Unquestionably, by the remembrance of Allah hearts are assured."