May 17, 2021

Bill Gates left Microsoft amid affair investigation

A spokesperson for Mr Gates denied that his decision to step back had anything to do with the investigation. News of the investigation emerged after Bill and Melinda Gates announced their decision to divorce after 27 years of marriage. The investigation did not reach a conclusion, as Mr Gates stepped down from the board before it was completed. In a LinkedIn post in March of last year, Mr Gates said that he took the decision so he could spend more time on his charity work with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. A spokeswoman for Mr Gates acknowledged the affair took place when asked by the newspaper, but denied it had anything to do his decision to step back.

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