Bill Gates steps down from Microsoft board



Bill Gates announces he’s stepping down from Microsoft’s board to focus on his philanthropic efforts.

Microsoft announced on Friday that Bill Gates is leaving the board, effective Friday. Gates is also stepping down from his position on the board of Berkshire Hathaway.

“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,” Gates said on LinkedIn. “The leadership at the Berkshire companies and Microsoft has never been stronger, so the time is right to take this step.”

“With respect to Microsoft, stepping down from the board in no way means stepping away from the company,” Gates said. “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 co-founded Microsoft in 1975 with Paul Allen, who died in 2018. Gates was CEO until 2000 when Steve Ballmer took over the role. Microsoft’s current CEO, Satya Nadella, took over in 2014. Gates was director of the board at Microsoft until 2014 but began dedicating more of his time to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in 2008.

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25 thoughts on “Bill Gates steps down from Microsoft board

  1. Bill & Melinda Gates : a greatest natural born killers off all times !
    Most be immediatly arrested and judge by humanty !

  2. Probably the author of the virus. “I’m stepping down to pursue pure evil since I failed to make a computer as good as it really COULD have been” imagine..a blue screen of death as you pass away

  3. If bill gates was so worried about too many people on earth, why did he have three kid's? he could of settle for just one and set a example.

  4. Oct 2019, there was a pandemic simulation in New York named "Event 201" … A collaboration between Johns Hopkins, the World Economic Forum, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation …This simulation occurred three months before the world learned of Coronavirus … What a coincidence

  5. Do you want to know why Bill Gates is stepping down? It’s because the criminals are being exposed for their activity in financial markets, and illegal trafficking. There’s plenty more CEOs stepping down, too

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