William Henry Gates III is a man that has changed lives — digitally and otherwise.
Since signing off from Microsoft on June 27, 2008, Gates has shifted his attention to charity on a full-time basis and promised to give away 95% of his wealth to helping others.
Now talking to Neil Tweedie of The Telegraph, Gates reiterated his intention to focus primarily on his charity work, and said that returning to the Redmond technology company in full capacity was most definitely out of the question.
He still plans on keeping his part-time job at Microsoft, but the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is something that will remain his focus:
“My full-time work for the rest of my life will be at the foundation. I still work part-time for Microsoft. I’ve had two careers and I’m lucky that both of them have been quite amazing.
I loved my Microsoft: it prepared me for what I’m doing now. In the same way that I got to see the PC and internet revolutions, now I see child death rates coming down. I work very long hours and try to learn as much as I can about these things, but that’s because I enjoy it.”
With the passing of Steve Jobs, Bill Gates remains as one of the most prominent faces of computing technology. A return as the face of Microsoft could do wonders for the industry, but it is obvious the man’s heart lies in helping others.
In his efforts to completely eradicate polio from this world, Gates said his foundation will invest $1.8 billion in the next six years.