Agence France-PresseFebruary 4, 2014 13:31
As a geeky-looking teenager, he started in a garage and created the world's biggest software company. He then became the world's richest man and the world's most prominent philanthropist.
Bill Gates is now back in a hands-on role at Microsoft, the company he co-founded in 1975, which has been losing ground against rivals in the new tech landscape.
In a shake-up announced Tuesday, Gates, 58, assumes a new title -- a board member who is "founder and technology advisor," while giving up the role of chairman, while Indian-born Satya Nadella, 46, becomes Microsoft's third CEO.