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Bill Gates stepping down from Microsoft board

Breaking News EmailsGet breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings.SUBSCRIBEMarch 13, 2020, 9:59 PM UTCBy Dylan ByersBill Gates is stepping down from the boards of Microsoft and Berkshire Hathaway to devote more time to philanthropy, he announced Friday. He will continue to serve as technology adviser to Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella.It is a landmark moment for Gates, the co-founder and former CEO of Microsoft, and a longtime friend and collaborator of Berkshire Hathway chairman and CEO Warren Buffett.Gates, who started Microsoft in 1975 with Paul Allen, said in a blog post he is stepping down in order "to dedicate more time to philanthropic priorities including global health and dev ...