Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates steps down in Redmond, Washington

Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates steps down in Redmond, Washington

Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates steps down today, June 27, 2008, from his daily duties from the company he co-founded 33 years ago. Gates will devote more time to the $29.1 billion Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the company said. Gates is seen in Tokyo, Japan on May 7, 2008. (UPI Photo/Keizo Mori/FILES)