Bill Gates, the founder and ex CEO of Microsoft Technologies has announced that he will be leaving the company’s board to devote more time to his charity and welfare initiatives under the Melinda and Bill Gates foundation.
Bill Gates Quits Microsoft Board to focus on Philanthropy
The co-founder of the world’s largest and most powerful tech company is now looking to concentrate entirely on his philanthropic activities. As per Bill Gates, he would be working on global health and development, climate change and education.
Worlds Richest Man to work towards Human Welfare
Bill Gates is amongst the world’s Richest Businessmen and now focusing on human welfare. He left the Warren Buffets company board also earlier. After founding and leading Microsoft to the top structure in the technology for decades, he finally stepped down from the day to day role at Microsoft in 2008 and was playing a part in the MS board.
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He Spoke about Leaving board in a Press release
He recently announced taking off from the board as well stating that it would always be an essential part of his life. He added that he would be engaged with its leadership. Talking about his priorities, he detailed,
“I am looking forward to this next phase as an opportunity to maintain the friendships and partnerships that have meant the most to me, continue to contribute to two companies of which I am incredibly proud, and effectively prioritize my commitment to addressing some of the world’s toughest challenges”.
Melinda and Bill Gates Foundation Works for Global Causes
Bill Gates is currently listed as the second richest man in the world. Bill Gates and his wife Melinda Gates run the charitable organization called Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation that works from human welfare across the world, especially in developing and underdeveloped countries.
He talked about Microsoft growth under Satya Nadella
The company is thriving under the leadership of CEO Satya Nadella. He addressed the company growth and said,
“ Microsoft will continue to benefit from Bill’s ongoing technical passion and advice to drive our products and services forward. I am grateful for Bill’s friendship and look forward to continuing to work alongside him to realize our mission to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.”