Bill Gates, the few confidences of his wife Melinda : “I felt alone”

Militant today for an equitable sharing of domestic tasks and of the “unpaid work” at home between man and wife, Melinda Gates admits to having made progress in this area : “When I had Jen [their eldest daughter], I felt very alone in our marriage. Bill was the general manager of Microsoft. It was very busy, everyone wanted him, and I said to myself : “OK maybe he wanted kids in theory but not in practice.””

Live in a big house wasn’t necessarily a pleasure for the wife of the second richest man in the world : “We moved into this huge house that Bill had started to build when he was a student. I didn’t want to necessarily. In fact, I had not the feeling that Bill and I were on the same wavelength. I think I’ve had a crisis of ego. And that pushed me to reflect on who I was and what I wanted to do.” Since 2000 and the creation of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the American is the face of the largest charitable organization in the world and is illustrated by being one of the most influential women according to the magazine Forbes.