I'll never run for office, says Bill Gates

PTI Abu Dhabi (UAE) | Updated on October 09, 2012 Published on October 09, 2012

Microsoft founder Bill Gates

Microsoft founder Bill Gates insists he will never run for political office.

Gates told the Abu Dhabi Media Summit today that he can have more impact with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation than he would as a politician.

He said his current role doesn’t require him to “try to get elected,” nor does it “have term limits of eight years,” as do some elected American offices.

Gates said he expects to work full time for the rest of his life in philanthropy, but he would be happy to offer the US President his advice.

In a wide ranging talk, Gates discussed his foundation’s work fighting polio, and he encouraged the Gulf’s entrepreneurs to develop technology that helps both rich and poor.

Published on October 09, 2012
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