Bill Gates created Microsoft in 1975 with his business partner Paul Allen, and the company became the largest multinational corporation in the world. And today, March 14, the 64-year-old entrepreneur on his LinkedIn account announced his resignation from the Microsoft board of directors.
In his announcement, Gates talked about future plans and also noted that the company will always mean a lot to him.
"Microsoft will always be a part of my life and I will work with Svatya Nadella [CEO] and technical leadership to help the company achieve its future goals."
It is noted that Gates will continue to work with Microsoft as an advisor to the CEO. In addition, the billionaire will remain a shareholder in the company - at the moment, Bill Gates owns approximately 1% of Microsoft shares.
The entrepreneur also announced his withdrawal from the board of directors of the American holding company Berkshire Hathaway, which belongs to Warren Buffett. Gates explained his decision by the desire to devote more time to charity.
The entrepreneur intends to become more active in the affairs of the Bill & MelindGates Foundation, which was founded by Gates and his wife Melinda in 2000, and also plans to focus on charitable initiatives in the field of health, education and the environment, including paying more attention to the problem of global warming.
Recall that the founder of Microsoft held the post of CEO until 2008, and until 2014 headed the board of directors of an IT corporation. Today, Gates is ranked second in the Forbes rankings, and his fortune is estimated at $ 103.6 billion.
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