Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates has no plans for returning to Microsoft as the company’s CEO. Gates stated during his interview with Daily Mail, that his full time work for the rest of his life will be with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Per an excerpt from the Daily Mail:
I ask him whether this is it now — is Microsoft history to him, replaced in his heart by his philanthropy? He retired from the day-to-day running of Microsoft in 2008, with many believing it has since lost its edge to companies like Apple and Google.
He says, “My full-time work for the rest of my life is this foundation.”
A police mugshot of Gates after his arrest for driving without a licence in 1975
Will he ever return to helm Microsoft?
“No. I’m part-time involved. But this is my job now.”
His foundation has assets worth $37.1 billion, thanks in part to contributions of shares from his mentor, American “uber-investor” Warren Buffett. But forget the figures. The only thing Gates wants you to know is that he intends to give it all away.
Bill Gates also stated that his kids tease him by singing a particular song to him. “The Billionaire song is what my kids tease me with. They sing it to me. It’s funny.”
They have apparently also introduced him to the “joys” of Lady Gaga, “but the 12-year-old is always worried about the nine-year-old listening to songs with bad words. So he’s like, “No! Skip that one!” So I only know some Lady Gaga songs.”