In March last year, Mr. Bill Gates said he was leaving the Microsoft board “to dedicate more time to philanthropic priorities including global health and development, education, and my increasing engagement in tackling climate change”, according to Sky News.
He said he would also be giving up his seat on the board of Berkshire Hathaway, the conglomerate headed by fellow billionaire Warren Buffett.
Mr. Gates said he planned to dedicate more time to his foundation with his wife Melinda, which they founded in 2000.
Gates, the fourth richest man in the world with a net worth of $130bn (£93bn), married Melinda in January 1994.
The couple, who married on a golf course on the Hawaiian island of Lanai 27 years ago, have three children together – Jennifer, Rory and Phoebe.
Writing for Axios, Axios null said What they’re saying: A spokesperson for Gates reiterated their statement to the NYT that it’s “extremely disappointing that there have been so many untruths published about the cause, the circumstances and the timeline of Bill Gates’ divorce.”.
It called the Times’ characterization of his meetings with Epstein and others “inaccurate.”.
The spokesperson for Gates said any claim that he “spoke of his marriage or Melinda in a disparaging manner is false,” the statement continued.
“The claim of mistreatment of employees is also false.
Writing for Reuters, Reuters null said Microsoft (MSFT.O) conducted a probe into co-founder Bill Gates’ involvement with an employee almost 20 years ago after it was told in 2019 that he had tried to start a romantic relationship with the person, the company said on Monday.
Microsoft said it had received a concern in the latter half of 2019 that Gates “had sought to initiate an intimate relationship with a company employee in the year 2000,” a Microsoft spokesman said in a statement.
“A committee of the Board reviewed the concern, aided by an outside law firm to conduct a thorough investigation.