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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29 thoughts on “Bill Gates steps down from Microsoft board

  1. Bill Gates and World Economic Forum ran a Pandemic Simulation 6 weeks before the outbreak called Event 201, hosted at the johns Hopkins institute, who also host the official app that broadcasts the death updates from around the world, let that sink in for a minute. Why do you think all the CEO's have all disappeared with their wealth to their bunkers. They know what's coming.

  2. What factual information do some of yall have to be so angry at Bill Gates? User made conspiracy theories video uploads dont count.

  3. Is Bill Gates about to disappear from public life? Is he worried about being lynched over his preprepared Corona "vaccine" and the fake outbreak?

  4. The CEO's of ALL OF THESE CORPORATIONS stepped down just as the stock market crashed:
    Lockheed Martin
    victories Secret
    Harley davidson
    United Airlines
    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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  6. 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

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