Microsoft founder and Seattle native Bill Gates announced Tuesday on social media that he has tested positive for COVID.
“I’m experiencing mild symptoms and am following the experts’ advice by isolating until I’m healthy again,” Gates said in the social media post.
Gates, 66, said he is vaccinated and boosted with “access to testing and great medical care.”
Gates did not elaborate on when he tested positive for the virus or where he planned to quarantine.
Gates co-founded Microsoft in 1975 and stepped away from the Redmond-based company two years ago. After leaving the software giant, he has worked on a global stage to raise awareness about the threats posed to the world by pandemics like COVID-19.
As co-chair of The Bill and Gates Melinda Foundation, he presides over one of the world’s largest private charitable organizations and has expressed his plans to dedicate more time to global health and development, education and tackling climate change.