Chairman of the Board
Co-founder of Microsoft, Bill Gates, chairs the Board of TerraPower LLC, which provides strategic direction and oversight to the company.
Gates is a founder and major shareholder of TerraPower because of his belief that nuclear energy will play a key role in addressing the imperative to move to low-carbon or zero-carbon energy. Because energy is a critical element in global development, he has personally supported numerous businesses working to develop safe, affordable and environmentally-friendly sources of electricity. He is an advocate for dramatic increases in government spending on energy research and is a founding member of the American Energy Innovation Council.
A technology and business visionary, Gates founded Microsoft with Paul Allen in 1975, and made the company a worldwide leader in business and personal software and services. In 2008, he transitioned to the role of co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to focus full-time on his foundation’s work to expand healthcare access and educational opportunities to the world’s most disadvantaged people. Along with co-chair Melinda Gates, he leads the foundation’s development of strategies and sets the overall direction of the organization.