TribLIVE

| Business


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Gates: I'll never run for office

Email Newsletters

Click here to sign up for one of our email newsletters.

On the Grid

From the shale fields to the cooling towers, Trib Total Media covers the energy industry in Western Pennsylvania and beyond. For the latest news and views on gas, coal, electricity and more, check out On the Grid today.

By The Associated Press
Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012, 12:01 a.m.
 

Microsoft founder and billionaire Bill Gates on Tuesday ruled out running for office, choosing not to join rich businessmen who have tried their hand at politics.

Asked at the Abu Dhabi Media Summit in the United Arab Emirates about running for president, he said his job with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is “a very nice office” and that it didn't require him to raise funds to “try to get elected,” nor does it “have term limits.

“I decided the philanthropic role is where my contribution would be more unique, and so that is what I will work on the rest of my life,” Gates said.

Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.

 

 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Business Headlines

  1. U.S. job openings stay high, but actual hiring falters in May
  2. Risk for insurers, mutual funds are stronger, IMF claims
  3. U.S. trade deficit widened in May
  4. Mylan investors not told of 2 land sales involving exec, partner
  5. U.S. allows ‘purposeful’ cruises to Cuba; Carnival plans trips from Miami in May
  6. Drilling impact fees may generate 15% less for Pennsylvania
  7. Choppy trading day ends with gain
  8. 4moms CEO Daley expects major growth spurt, tenfold increase in sales
  9. Crazy Mocha owner likes comfort, says shrewd decisions foster growth
  10. New J.C. Penney CEO comes from middle-income America
  11. Corporate America speaking out on social issues, getting results