Sources: Bloomberg, YouTube
quote: Yes, he's given an estimated $28 billion to his foundation. He's still worth $72+ billion. He hasn't given most of it away.I won't deny he's doing good things. But his road to getting there wasn't this great philanthropic zeal some think he's had. According to his father, it was his idea to have his son do this, when he complained about being hit in the face with pies and other not so wonderful things, his being caught lying on the stand three times in the last federal lawsuit against Microsoft, and closely avoiding contempt of court for that.The way he ran Microsoft was, as we all know, through intimidation and threats against OEMs, refusal to share critical information with third party developers, and other partners, as came out in the first lawsuit, and the second.His management style isn't quite possible for Microsoft any more, and so why should he come back? He's been divesting himself of Microsoft stock for years, and making mother investments. Why would he come back as CEO. It's enough that he's still Chairman, and will have the most influence on the choice of the next one.I know this post is harsh, but if he really believed all he says, he would resign as Chairman, quit the board of directors, and just manage his foundation.