Bill Gates Quits From Microsoft To Focus On Philanthropy
Microsoft announced that its co-founder Bill Gates has left its board of directors. The 64-year-old Gates has already stopped his activities in day-to-day operations of the company for more than a decade. But on Friday, he officially resigned from Microsoft to devote more time to philanthropy.
Bill Gates doing philanthropy
Gates and his wife, Melinda has launched a foundation. And he wants to devote more time to the philanthropy work. He was in the board of directors of Microsoft until early in 2014 but now he has completely discharged himself of his duties.
In 2000, Gates relinquished the post of CEO in the favor of Steve Balmer to find more time for his charitable foundation. In 2014, when Satya Nadella became third CEO of Microsoft, Gates resigned from the post of chairman.
Life of Bill Gates
Grew up in Seattle with two sisters, William H. Gates was regularly listed among the world’s richest people.His father William was an attorney and his mother Mary was a schoolteacher. Also, she was a chairwoman of United Way International.
Gates founded Microsoft with Paul Allen, who was also his childhood friend, in 1975 but he began programming at the age of 13. One anecdote about Gates is that he tinkered a computer program in school to put himself him classes meant for girls. But he dropped out of Harvard to start Microsoft.
Soon Microsoft became the world’s top software company as the personal computer market grew. Finally, he turned his attention from computers to philanthropy and humanitarian work and launched a foundation for this job.