Bill Gates is leaving Microsoft and Berkshire Hathaway's boards

Bill Gates is leaving Microsoft and also Berkshire Hathaway's boards

bill Gates is stepping down from the boards of Microsoft as well as Berkshire Hathaway.

In a press release Friday, Microsoft revealed that its 64-year-old founder was leaving its board to "devote more time to his kind top priorities."

" It's been an incredible honor as well as opportunity to have collaborated with as well as picked up from bill over the years," Mirosoft Chief Executive Officer Satya Nadella said in a composed declaration. "Microsoft will certainly remain to gain from Expense's continuous technical interest as well as guidance to drive our services and products ahead. I am grateful for Costs's relationship and expect remaining to work along with him to realize our objective to encourage every person as well as every organization on the planet to achieve extra."

Gates will certainly proceed working as innovation consultant to Nadella as well as various other Microsoft leaders, the company claimed.

Separately in an SEC declaring, Berkshire Hathaway stated previous American Express CEO Kenneth Chenault would certainly replace Gates, that has offered on Berkshire's board given that 2004.

Chenault concurrently is leaving Facebook's board of supervisors, the firm verified Friday. The 68-year-old has offered on Facebook's board considering that 2018, after his retirement as chairman as well as CEO chairman as well as Chief Executive Officer of AMEX.

In a composed declaration published on Facebook's website Friday, Chenault stated offering on Berkshire Hathaway's board and functioning very closely with his buddy, Berkshire CEO Warren Buffett, is "an unbelievable chance."

"I also think excellent corporate administration requires limiting the number of board commitments for any supervisor," Chenault claimed.

With an estimated net worth of over $100 billion, Gates is the 2nd wealthiest person worldwide after's Jeff Bezos, according to the Bloomberg Billionaire Index. He has worked with global health and wellness, industrial growth and education efforts through the Bill as well as Melinda Gates Foundation given that transitioning out of day-to-day responsibilities at Microsoft in 2008.

Gates's function as chair of Microsoft's board finished in 2014. He plans to do more job to deal with environment change, according to the company.