Bidding adieus to his 45 years of affiliation with the board of his co-founding organisation Microsoft, Bill Gates, Forbes 2nd richest man on Friday left the global business in shock. Followed by an official statement issued by the Microsoft Corp, Bill Gates himself took to his social media accounts to announce that he is stepping down from the board. Before he world speculated various other reasons, Bill gates quoted devoting more quality time for his philanthropic endeavours as the reason.
Though the company did not announce a replacement on the board to Gates, it stated that they will have a board of 12 members. However, the business stalwart also stated that he will remain technology advisor to CEO Satya Nadella and would involve to the lowest level in the company activities.
It is to the known knowledge that Bill Gates and his wife Melinda Gates have been dedicating their time to their charity organisation ‘The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’ since 2008. The couple has been offering a commendable share in their wealth and support towards the global health concerns like health, development, education and tackling climate change.