Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates mentioned Friday he’s stepping down from the corporate’s board to deal with philanthropy.
Gates was Microsoft’s CEO till 2000 and since then has regularly scaled again his involvement within the firm he began with Paul Allen in 1975.
He transitioned out of a day-to-day function in Microsoft in 2008 and served as chairman of the board till 2014.
The billionaire introduced Friday that he is leaving the Microsoft board completely in addition to his seat on the board of Berkshire Hathaway, the conglomerate headed by fellow billionaire Warren Buffett.
Gates mentioned he plans to dedicate extra time to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. He may even stay a expertise adviser to Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and different firm leaders.