Microsoft just announced that Bill Gates, co founder of Microsoft, is leaving the company board. He 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. The leadership at the Berkshire companies and Microsoft has never been stronger, so the time is right to take this step.”
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