Bill Gates steps down from the Microsoft board of directors

March 13, 2020

By Rachel Kaser

45 years after he started his company, Bill Gates is stepping down from the boards of Microsoft and Berkshire Hathaway. While he’s not had a day-to-day role within the company since 2008, he’s now stepping away more fully to focus on his charitable endeavors. Gates announced his decision in a LinkedIn post, saying he wants to “dedicate more time to philanthropic priorities including global health and development, education, and my increasing engagement in tackling climate change.” This would likely include work with the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation, which Gates and his wife founded in 2000. Read: Microsoft shifts Build conference…

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