According to the New York Times reported on March 13, Bill Gates – a software developer, philanthropist and co-founder of Microsoft, has announced to leave the Board of Directors of Microsoft and Berkshire Hathaway, the group that is run by billionaire investor Warren Buffett.
Bill Gates is 64 years old, the business magnate started Microsoft with Paul Allen in 1975. The company is best known for its Windows computer operating system – which was first released in 1985 and Still very important to this day.
Microsoft announced a token and blockchain management service in late 2019 – which will be a new tool for enterprise Azure service users. Gates himself recently supported a blockchain-enabled security service for fintech companies operating in Africa and Asia called Crest. He signed a check worth $ 1.4 million earlier this month to help financial technology companies in these areas to bring financial services to the public without a bank account.
According to a Microsoft press release, Gates' decision to leave the company's board was because he wanted to spend more time on philanthropy and his efforts to tackle climate change.
“I made the decision to resign at both boards that are running – Microsoft and Berkshire Hathaway – to spend more time on philanthropic activities such as global health, development, education and growth. intensified in addressing climate change, ”Gates announced in an article on LinkedIn.
Last month, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation pledged an additional $ 100 million to help fight Covid-19. Previously this organization has funded 10 million USD since the beginning of the year. Gates and Buffett, two of the richest men in the world, are also the most charitable donors to the foundation.
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