Gates charity move spotlights giving while living
"At 50, Bill Gates is saying what's most important, developing the next computer operating system or curing AIDS in Africa? I'm not sure he's making the wrong decision."
- John Vogel, an expert on corporate citizenship
New York City - Bill Gates this week strengthened his position as a standard bearer for U.S. tech billionaires who are building a charitable legacy well before they retire.
At 50, Gates announced a two-year plan to move out of a daily role at Microsoft Corp., the software empire he founded as a college drop-out, to focus full-time on the $30 billion (16 billion pounds) Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.