Bill Gates steps down from Microsoft board

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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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42 COMMENTS

  1. The CEO's of ALL OF THESE CORPORATIONS stepped down just as the stock market crashed:
    Lockheed Martin
    Disney
    IBM
    victories Secret
    Microsoft
    Harley davidson
    United Airlines
    MTN
    Nokia
    Chipotle
    Mastercard
    Uber
    MGM
    Linkedin
    Nestle
    Black Rock

    this is just a few of them, over 1,000 CEOs sold all their stock and disappeared in a poof of smoke right before corona virus went world wide, coincidence?

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  3. Jeeezzz all these comments hahaha sorry if my english is not good, you people shouldn't be scared now….this virus can be controled, if you are aware of your surroundings and follow the recommendations of the health departament or whatever you will be fine, its obviously a "smoke screen" for other things….but this "virus" is a perfect example of what can happen later on a near future if contamination and overpopulation keeps growing

  4. Bill Gates foundation and King of Welfare Warren buffet both belong in prison for Tax evading
    both are philanthropist Con's artist they don't help the poor people !

  5. End of the Golden Era of Silicon Valley.
    Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Paul Allen, Steve Wozniak, Balmer and more make tech and Silicon Valley a great time to be alive.
    Pirates of Silicon Valley are no more.

  6. He’s going be mia I don’t believe this lastly he’s going to be the one to come save us all like a happy ending movie like I’m legend he’s going to build safe haven for us all and open his gate to us! What a plan bill gate love it!!

  7. Wow BILL GATES IS NOW JOBLESS, how he can pay his monthly dues? He is too old now to find a new Job.. Poor oldman.😲😲😲😲

  8. Im just so thankful for bill and melinda there the best and they have nothing but good intentions for all of us! 😂🤣

  9. Bill Gates is a member of the committee of 300 along with Al Gore , Bushes etc .NWO UN population control , take your own vax Bill , deep state Democratic scum bag

  10. Elite CEOs are making their retreats to private bunkers.
    Orrrr….to the only continent free of virus, that coincidentally ALL nations and corporations have unanimously agreed to not develop or exploit its resources, since the 1940s….

  11. Two trains of thought. Some 3000 CEOs have stepped down recently. Uber eats, Linked-in, Microsoft. Either they are cashing out and heading underground ORRRR they are being forced out.

    Either NWO or light…

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