Microsoft | Bill Gates' exit emphasises scrutiny leaders must now face

Bill Gates' exit emphasises scrutiny leaders must now face
Bill Gates' exit emphasises scrutiny leaders must now face

Until recently, Bill Gates was renowned as an influential business leader. As the founder of industry-leading software giant Microsoft – a company he founded in 1975 – Gates has managed to amass a personal fortune of $144billion (£101billion), making him the fourth richest person in the world. His influence was also as large as his bank account.

However, despite his iconic position as the face of Microsoft, this week allegations surfaced that Gates had been forced to step down from his position on the company Board – effectively breaking his official ties with the company he founded.

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