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Instead of business, Bill Gates will be engaged in politics?

June 16 2006

Founder and owner of Microsoft, the American multibillionaire Bill Gates plans to reduce its involvement in the management of the company.

At a press conference in New York, he announced his decision to leave the daily operations of Microsoft Corporation in 2008. The richest man in the world (according to the American magazine "Forbes") will devote himself through charity fund set up jointly with his wife Melinda. This fund now has funds amounting to $ 30 billion.

Bill Gates said that he will remain an honorary president of his brainchild, and an advisor on strategic issues. In the current work of his successors to replace Ray Ozzie and Craig Mundie. 50-year-old Bill Gates admitted that the decision about their future, he was "very difficult," reports " Interfax ".

Note that according to some experts, the decision by Bill Gates could mean a transition from the sphere of business into politics. In an example of political influence through charitable foundations led Mr. Soros.

Recall that Bill Gates founded Microsoft, subsequently became the world's largest corporation to develop the software in 1975, together with his childhood friend Paul Allen.


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