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Elaine Agnes Amerland


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Full NameElaine Agnes Amerland
First NameElaine
Middle NameAgnes
Last NameAmerland
ProfessionCelebrity Mother
Birth CityNew Orleans
Birth CountryUnited States
Father NameGeorge Albert Amerland
Mother NameMary Agnes Amerland
Gender IdentityFemale
Sexual Orientationstraight
Marital StatusMarried
SpouseRaymond Joseph French, Jr.
No Of Children4

Elaine Agnes Amerland is a celebrity mother of an American philanthropist and a former general manager at Microsoft named Melinda Gates

Melinda has consistently been ranked as one of the world's most powerful women by Forbes. Elaine works as a Homemaker. They are from a catholic family.

Elaine Agnes Amerland with daughter Melinda Gates.
Elaine Agnes Amerland with daughter Melinda Gates. Source: Twitter

Melinda is a very talented, hardworking, and inspiring person. She is known for her remarkable work in the IT sector

She is also known for being the ex-wife of one of the richest men on the planet. When she started working, she started tutoring children in mathematics and computer programming. 

She then began to work for Microsoft, a small company at the time and became a multi-Billion company with time. She is a very strong woman and has proved it multiple times. 


Elaine is married to a man named Raymond Joseph French, Jr., who worked as an aerospace engineer. There is not much information inside their marriage. 

They have four children together, among whom only Melinda's name is known.

Elaine Agnes Amerland husband Raymond and their children.
Elaine Agnes Amerland husband Raymond and their children. Source: Instagram

The first meeting:

Elaine met Raymond after a nun who knew her, and Raymond set them up for a blind date. 

Elaine thought to herself that he must be a nice guy if the nun had set her up.

Raymond's study:

Raymond was studying at Stanford and had gotten a scholarship there, and Elaine had to support him as he couldn't work and had to focus on his studies more. 

Though it was a little hard on her, she didn't hesitate to do so for the love of her life. 

Melinda's love life:

Melinda was married to a man named Bill Gates, the founder of Microsoft. They used to be one of the most powerful couples in the world. 

They have also worked on many significant projects together. The pair exchanged wedding vows in the year 1994 after dating for many years. 

They share three children named Jennifer, Phoebe, and Rory Gates. Melinda filed for divorce in May of 2021.

Elaine Agnes Amerland with daughter Melinda Gates and granddaughters.
Elaine Agnes Amerland with daughter Melinda Gates and granddaughters. Source: Twitter


Melinda and Bill dated for almost seven years before getting married. The couple started dating in the year 1987

They met after Melinda started to work in Microsoft, where Bill was the founder. 

They had a very strong relationship together even before marriage, and Bill thanked Melinda for always being with him through everything and believing in him. 

Bill and Melinda had a secret wedding in Lanai, Hawaii. They had a small ceremony with only their family and close friends.

Reason for divorce:

Melinda filed for divorce recently, and it was a shock for everyone. 

They announced their divorce in their social media accounts, and many questions were raised as they were already married for 27 years and had been together for 34 years

The reason for divorce was that the news about the Bill's business deal with a man named Jeffrey Epstein, a convicted s*x offender, became public.

It turns out that Melinda had always warned Bill not to get engaged with the man, and she has been telling that since 2013, which is almost eight years, and she couldn't take it anymore. 

Elaine Agnes Amerland daughter Melinda Gates with ex-husband Bill Gates and their children.
Elaine Agnes Amerland daughter Melinda Gates with ex-husband Bill Gates and their children. Source: Instagram

Net worth:

The net worth of Elaine is not known. Melinda has a net worth of around 3.2 Billion USD.

3.2 Billion USDphilanthropist, former general manager at Microsoft, divorce


  1. Elaine is currently 80 years old.

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Updated On Sun Aug 14 2022 Published On Thu Feb 17 2022 By shaumya

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