Bill Gates steps down from Microsoft board

March 13 (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp co-founder Bill Gates has stepped down from the company's board to dedicate more time to his philanthropic priorities including global health, education and tackling climate change, the company said on Friday.

Gates also stepped down from the board of Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc, where he has served since 2004. (Reporting by Munsif Vengattil in Bengaluru; Editing by Arun Koyyur) 

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WeWork
Oscar Munoz
United Airlines
Steve Easterbrook
McDonald's
Steven A. Kandarian
MetLife
Art Peck
Gap Inc.
Susan Desmond-Hellmann
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Mark D. Okerstrom
Expedia

Jerry Stritzke
REI
Timothy Sloan
Wells Fargo and Company 
Steven Temares
Bed Bath & Beyond
Patrick Byrne
Overstock.com
Jesse Angelo
NY Post
Kevin Plank
Under Armour
Melanie Whelan
SoulCycle
Steph Korey
Away
Bernardo Hees
Heinz Company
Mark Parker
Nike
Ian Cook
Colgate-Palmolive Company
Scott Key
David's Bridal
Dion Weisler 
HP

Steve Nelson
UnitedHealthcare 

Chris Beard
Mozilla
Dennis Muilenburg
Boeing
David Hagan
Boingo Wireless
Kevin Tsujihara
Warner Bros. Entertainment
Larry Page
Alphabet
John Standley
Rite Aid
Hubert Joly
Best Buy
Devin Wenig
eBay
Kevin Burns
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