"REDMOND, Wash. — June 15, 2006 — Microsoft Corp. today announced that effective July 2008 Bill Gates, chairman, will transition out of a day-to-day role in the company to spend more time on his global health and education work at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. "

Bill said that it was a very hard decision for him. He believes that the future of Microsoft is as bright as ever. After July 2008, he will concentrate on the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, which was formed by Bill and his wife in 2000. The foundation is for improving global health and education.

Bill Gates has been regard as the world richest man for about 12 years. He expressed that he rather not be seen as the richest man in the world.
Being the richest man obviously has not made him the happiest man. Having been through such a exciting journey and been admired and respected by people all over the world, Bill Gates has fulfilled his ambitions and dreams. The process must be hard, challenging, inspiring and exciting. When you reach the top of a mountain, you may not find the challenge any more.

What made him to make such a difficult and big decision? Maybe only he knows the answer. How about your views?