The co-founder and technology advisor of the Microsoft corporation on Saturday, stepped down from the company’s Board of Directors.
William Henry Gates III, better known as Bill Gates announced on Saturday that he will no longer be a part of the Microsoft’s Board of Directors and will focus more on his philanthropic work for Global health, education and development. He will now continue to serve as the technology advisor to Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and other members of the company.
Bill Gates is currently the second richest person on the planet with a net worth of over $100 Billion dollars. He held the title of “Wealthiest Person Of The World” for almost 22 years from 1995 to 2017. In 2017, he was surpassed by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos who then had an estimated net worth of $90.6 Billion dollars and he had $89.9 Billion dollars.
20 years ago he stepped down from the CEO position and started his philanthropic work with wife Melinda Gates to help in Global development. He continued his day-to-day work at Microsoft until 2008.
On March 13, when Microsoft announced this news it only indicates to one thing, the current spreading pandemic is concerning Mr. Gates for the Global health. Most of his wealth are spend in charities. The “Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation” is reported to be the World’s Largest Private Charity Foundation. The primary goals of the foundation are to enhance Global healthcare and reduce extreme poverty.
On February 28, Mr. Gates tweeted this
COVID-19 could be a once-in-a-century pandemic, but the good news is that there are steps we can take now to slow its impact and help us respond more effectively when the next epidemic arrives. #COVID19 https://t.co/7alFsXL27h
— Bill Gates (@BillGates) February 28, 2020
And on March 10, he tweeted this
We don’t yet have all the tools we need to fight COVID-19. This is an important step toward having treatments, while we also explore vaccines and diagnostics. Thanks to @wellcometrust and @mastercard for launching this effort with us. https://t.co/M8AJ3083zK
— Bill Gates (@BillGates) March 10, 2020
His stepping down from the Board and focusing more on his philanthropic work is clearly showing his concern for the Global healthcare.