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Gates: I'll never run for office

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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.

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