Microsoft founder and renowned philanthropist Bill Gates has stepped down from his company's board of directors. In recent times, he's increasingly discussed more about plans to change the world in other ways, such as via the foundation he set up with his wife - the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Nadella who had requested Gates to take up the role of a "technology advisor" in 2014 said in a statement, "It's been a tremendous honor and privilege to have worked with and learned from Bill over the years".
He began programming computers as a 13-year-old student, and fell in love with the machines.
While it's already been six years since Bill Gates resigned as the chairman of Microsoft's board, his departure from the governing body is his final step in removing himself from the business he founded. "And Microsoft and the world are better for it".
Current Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella won't be totally cut off from the original CEO. "I am grateful for Bill's friendship and look forward to continuing to work alongside him to realize our mission to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more", he added.
Regularly provided amongst the globe's wealthiest individuals, William H. Gates was a geeky-looking boy when he and also Paul Allen co-founded Microsoft in 1975.
Gates left his CEO position in 2000, passing the company reins to Steve Ballmer.
Previously, from June 2008 - bill gates has reduced participation in the work of Microsoft.
He quit the duty of chairman at the exact same time Nadella ended up being Microsoft's 3rd Chief Executive Officer in 2014.
As for Microsoft, Gates isn't turning his back on the firm entirely. Microsoft's technical leadership, vision, and long term goals will all be influenced by Gates' continued gaze.
Over time with Nadella at the helms, Microsoft becomes the world's leading software company with their virtual monopoly leading to a much-documented and constraint-based trial in which the company managed to stay afloat enduring years of government badgering and constant surveillance.