Bill Gates said he has tested positive for COVID-19 and is experiencing mild symptoms.
The 65-year-old Microsoft co-founder revealed the news on Twitter, saying he will self-isolate until he’s healthy.
“I’ve tested positive for COVID. I’m experiencing mild symptoms and am following the experts’ advice by isolating until I’m healthy again,” he said in a tweet.
“I’m fortunate to be vaccinated and boosted and have access to testing and great medical care,” he said in a follow-up tweet.
The tech magnate’s Seattle-based Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is the most influential private foundation in the world, with an endowment of about $65 billion.
The foundation in October said it will spend $120 million to boost access to generic versions of drugmaker Merck’s antiviral COVID-19 pill for lower-income countries.
The tech genius launched the foundation with his now-ex-wife Melinda Gates back in 2000.
News of the pair’s unexpected split in May 2021 sent shockwaves across the world as they shared a joint statement to their respective social media accounts.
“After a great deal of thought and a lot of work on our relationship, we have made the decision to end our marriage,” the pair said in a joint statement at the time.
“We continue to share a belief in that mission and will continue our work together at the foundation, but we no longer believe we can grow together as a couple in this next phase of our lives. We ask for space and privacy for our family as we begin to navigate this new life.”
The pair, who did not have a prenuptial agreement, amicably finalized their divorce in August 2021.
They share three children: daughters Jennifer, 26, and Phoebe, 19, and son Rory, 22.
With Post wires