Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates has announced his decision to step down from the company’s board to spend more time on philanthropic activities.
He says he wants to focus on global health and development, education and tackling climate change.
One of the world’s richest men, Gates, has also left the board of Warren Buffett’s massive holding company, Berkshire Hathaway.
Mr Gates stepped down from his day-to-day role running Microsoft in 2008.
Announcing his latest move, Mr Gates said the company would “always be an important part of my life’s work” and he would continue to be engaged with its leadership.