Microsoft Investors: Time for Bill Gates to Go

Several shareholders at the tech giant are pushing for billionaire founder to step down as chairman

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Major stakeholders in Microsoft are pushing for Bill Gates to resign as chairman, claimed Reuters on Tuesday.

Three investors, who collectively hold more than 5% of the software company’s stock, are allegedly lobbying on the basis that Gates — who founded the company 38 years ago — holds too much sway over the strategic direction of the business.

The billionaire, consistently the richest man in the U.S., still owns about 4.5% of the $227 billion company and is its largest individual shareholder. But before Microsoft went public in 1986, he owned 49% of the business and under a pre-set agreement, now sells about 80 million shares each year. At that rate, he would be left with no financial stake by 2018.

[Reuters]

3 comments
ChiefHuntingBear
ChiefHuntingBear

Bill Gates can't be trusted to protect the constitutional rights of americans who buy devices with Windows operating systems because he's under contract with the Central Intelligence Agency that gave him the seed money to start Microsoft, which has been bleeding money for years, now by producing a second generation of Surface Slates even though no one bought the first ones and spending $7.1 Billion to keep manufacturing huge Nokia bricks even though no one writes apps for them and they only comprise 2% of the market, instead of buying Blackberry with its' Rim operating system that is faster and more secure than Android and Apple and already has 100,000 apps, none of which require you to share your photo album or phonebook directory. The main reason that Bill Gates must be removed from his position as Chairman of Microsoft, though, is because he is a racially-motivated hate criminal who can be seen in YouTube videos from 2005 presenting his "Fun-Vax" to the Department Of Defense as a chemical weapon that the united states military could destroy the pre-frontal cortices of all the Arabs in North Africa and Southwest Asia with by dropping it on them in aersosol form in contrails from bombers, lobotomizing billions of people to make them more compliant, unincumbered by the physiological constraints of conscience Dr. Siegmund Freud descibed as the Super Ego.

Openminded1
Openminded1

Don't fire Bill you nasty share holder morons, how will he be able to feed his family have some empathy.