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Bill Gates to step away from Microsoft

A report on CNN notes that Microsoft announced today that chairman and co-founder Bill Gates will move out of his day-to-day role at the company, effective July 2008, to spend more time working on his charitable foundation. “I’ve decided that two years from today, I will reorganize my personal priorities,” Gates said during a news conference, adding,”I have one of the best jobs in the world.”
“I believe with great wealth comes great responsibility – the responsibility to give back to society and make sure those resources are given back in the best possible way, to those in need,” he said. Gates added, “It’s not a retirement, it’s a reordering of my priorities.” [Thanks to MacMinute reader Richard Ramsowr for this news tip.]

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