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Bill Gates Steps Down From The Microsoft Board To Focus On Philanthropy

14 March 2020

Bill Gates has stepped down from his position on both the Berkshire Hathaway and Microsoft boards.

The Billionaire entrepreneur announced his decision via a LinkedIn post on Friday. On the post Gates shared that he would be stepping down from both boards to focus more on his philanthropic efforts.

Gates’ message wrote, “I have made the decision to step down from both of the public boards on which I serve – Microsoft and Berkshire Hathaway – to dedicate more time to philanthropic priorities including global health and development, education, and my increasing engagement in tackling climate change.”

Although he is stepping down from Microsoft’s board Bill Gates did express that he will not completely detach himself from the company he began when he was only 20 years old in 1975.

Bill added, “Microsoft will always be an important part of my life’s work and I will continue to be engaged with Satya and the technical leadership to help shape the vision and achieve the company’s ambitious goals. I feel more optimistic than ever about the progress the company is making and how it can continue to benefit the world.”

Gates will now turn all his attention toward the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation; a foundation created by Gates and his wife Melinda to assist in the development of poorer nations around the world.


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