Bill Gates' Life After Microsoft: Philanthropy, Twitter, And No Golf

06/22/2010 02:50 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

When Bill Gates formally stepped away from an active role at Microsoft (MSFT) in July of 2008, he also hung up his golf clubs. His explanation was as simple as it was revealing: "It takes up too much time to get any good at it."

So much for anything resembling a typical retirement for Mr. Gates. We should have known, of course, that for him the term is a mere euphemism.

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