Melinda Gates bonded with Bill over love of puzzles, won his heart by beating him at a math game

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One-half of the world's ultimate power couple is opening up about her very priavte life with a very public figure.

In her new book The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World, Melinda Gates gives a rare glimpse into her personal life, sharing details about how she and Bill first met, their dynamic both in the workplace and at home, and the measures she took to make sure her children were able to have a relatively normal upbringing despite their parent vast wealth.

Part - Gates - Children - School - Name

That last part proved to be easier than imagined, with Gates simply enrolling the children at school under her maiden name.

The couple's three children - Jennifer, Rory and Phoebe - are now adults, with the youngest headed off to college in a few years.

Gates - Time - Book - Job - Microsoft

Gates recalls that time in her book, and starting her job at Microsoft which introduced her to the man who would one day become her husband.

Gates said that it was a love of puzzles that brought her and her future husband together, and that she won his heart by beating him at a math game.

Importance - Partner - Someone

She also stressed the importance of having a partner, someone who viewed her completely as his equal and not lesser.

She said that it was Bill who would do the school runs, bucking traditional gender roles.

Partners - Gates

'Bill and I are equal partners,' said Gates.

'Men and women should be equal at work.'

Man - Husband - Gates - Relationship

Shortly before she met the man who would be her husband, Gates revealed that she was in an abusive relationship.

Her book marks the first time she has shared the details of that abuse, and she spoke about her decision to open up about that time in...
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