Is Bill Gates a Humanitarian, Villain or Misguided Man?

Bill Gates, with his wife Melinda, started the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, a charitable organization that has donated an estimated $28 billion to help address world health problems and educational needs. One of the programs supported by the foundation is a massive vaccination program targeting developing countries and resulting in serious injury and death to thousands of children.

Many who are in favor of vaccinations support Bill Gates’ controversial vaccine programs, while those who oppose vaccines criticize Gates for causing significant harm to lives of those most vulnerable. Others view Bill Gates as well-meaning, but very misguided on the vaccine issue.

Who is Bill Gates?

Born William Henry Gates on October 28, 1955, Bill Gates is best known for his amassed monetary fortune. As the founder of Microsoft, Gates is estimated to be worth $56 billion. Gates is married to Melinda French and they have three children together. In 2008, Gates retired from his business and began working full-time for his charitable foundation he founded with his wife.

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation was started to improve American education and address poverty and health problems in developing countries. It has donated $28 billion, including $8 billion to global health initiatives. Investor Warren Buffet is responsible for $17 billion of the donations made through the Gates Foundation. [1, 2]

In their own words, these are the stated goals of the foundation:

“Our foundation is teaming up with partners around the world to take on some tough challenges: extreme poverty and poor health in developing countries, and the failures of America’s education system. We focus on only a few issues because we think that’s the best way to have great impact, and we focus on these issues in particular because we think they are the biggest barriers that prevent people from making the most of their lives.” [3]

In 2014, $3.9 billion was donated in grants, according to the foundation’s report. These donations have been made to the United States and 100 other countries. The donations included some of the following initiatives.

The majority of money is targeted toward vaccinations, with $1.5 billion funding the GAVI Alliance, which expands childhood immunization, and $456 million directed to a malaria vaccine initiative. $355 million goes towards polio eradication through Rotary International.

In fairness, the programs targeting small farmers, poverty and education appear to be worthwhile and hopefully produce positive changes. No donations going towards clean water and sanitation were noted on the following list, but another page of the Bill and Melinda Gates website did acknowledge this as an area of concern, describing grants devoted to sanitation projects.

Illustrative Grant Commitments
  • GAVI Alliance, expanding childhood immunization: $1.5 billion
    United Negro College Fund, Gates Millennium Scholars Program: $1.37 billion
  • PATH Malaria Vaccine Initiative (MVI): $456 million
  • Rotary International, supporting polio eradication: $355 million
  • Intensive Partnerships for Effective Teaching, supporting plans to transform how teachers are recruited, developed, rewarded, and retained: $290 million
  • Hillsborough County Public Schools: $100 million
  • Memphis City Schools: $90 million
  • The College-Ready Promise, Los Angeles: $60 million
  • Pittsburgh Public Schools: $40 million
  • Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), improving seeds and soil for African farmers: $264.5 million
  • Save the Children, saving newborn lives: $112 million
  • United Way of King County: $85 million
  • World Food Programme increasing small farmer income: $66 million
  • TechnoServe, helping small coffee farmers improve crops and fetch higher prices: $46.9 million
  • Heifer International, helping small farmers grow local and regional dairy markets: $43 million
  • Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI), a coalition of countries from the developing world making savings accounts, insurance, and other financial services available to people living on less than $2 a day: $35 million
  • Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP), testing and promoting the use of information and communications technologies to deliver microfinance products: $24 million
  • Achieve, Inc. and the American Diploma Project Network, assisting states in aligning high school standards with the expectations of college and career: $23 million
  • Opportunity Online Program, multiple library systems: $22.9 million
  • Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Latvia, supporting the installation of public computers with Internet access, training for staff, and implementation support for public libraries: $19.8 million
  • Opportunity International Inc. , developing and expanding a network of commercial banks in Africa: $15.4 million
  • Gateway to College, expanding a program that enables colleges to serve students who need remedial academic help: $7.28 million
  • Building Changes, helping create the Washington Families Fund and supporting efforts in King, Pierce, and Snohomish counties to reduce family homelessness: $17.5 million [4]

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Has Injured and Killed Thousands

The work that comes under fire is the funding by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation of vaccination programs in developing countries. Many of these vaccine programs have resulted in deaths, injuries and permanent disabilities for children in developing countries.

Unlike in the United States, where mainstream media largely ignores vaccine injuries and corruption, news reporters in other countries report on these important health issues. A major India news source, The Economic Times of India, has written a lengthy, scathing report of fraud involving the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

In 2014, The Economic Times of India reported on the pending India Supreme Court investigation involving the deaths of seven girls and injury to more than 100 previously healthy girls in Merck’s HPV vaccine Gardasil trials. These trials were conducted on thousands of girls between ages 9 and 15, many of whom did not even know what kind of vaccination they were receiving as part of the trial. The report stated that as many as 120 girls experienced epileptic seizures, severe stomach aches, headaches, mood swings, early onset of menstruation, heavy bleeding and severe menstrual cramps, following the vaccinations. [5]

According to a comprehensive report published by VacTruth, a total of 30,000 girls were administered HPV vaccines in India beginning in 2009, many with no legal consent. These vaccines were funded by the Gates Foundation. [6]

The pentavalent vaccine, which started as a trial in India with funding by the Gates Foundation, is responsible for 54 deaths, along with 135 hospitalizations of previously healthy infants. The 5-in-1 vaccine, claiming to protect against diptheria, pertussis, tetanus, hepatitis B and Hib meningitis, was introduced as a pilot project on December 14, 2011, in which 19 infants died within the first year. While the Supreme Court of India has sought to ban the vaccination, the Indian government has increased the use of the vaccine, resulting in mounting infant deaths. [7]

Another vaccine disaster funded by the Gates Foundation caused significant suffering to 106 previously healthy, thriving children. In the small village of Gouro, Chad, Africa, in December of 2012, five hundred children were locked in their school and threatened to have their education discontinued if they did not receive the hepatitis A vaccination. These children received vaccinations with neither their parents’ knowledge nor their consent.

The vaccine was unlicensed, still requiring testing. Soon after the vaccines, 106 children suffered from severe convulsions, paralysis, vomiting, and headaches. The children waited one week to see a doctor, who could do nothing to help them. The families were given money by the government, as compensation for their children’s health being severely damaged.

Other news sources have reported that the Gates Foundation is responsible for 10,000 vaccine-related deaths. In 2013, a report written by investigative journalist Susanne Posel and published in Occupy Corporatism, reported that GAVI (funded by the Gates Foundation) was responsible for the deaths of 10,000 children in Pakistan through their administration of untested polio vaccinations. [8]

Real Ways to Help those in Poor Countries

Those in poor countries need access to clean water and food, not vaccinations. Most authorities agree that clean water and sanitation are crucial for improving the lives of those in developing countries. Even GlaxoSmithKline, a vaccine manufacturer, reported that clean water is the most important, cost-effective disease prevention. [9, 10]

A search on the website of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation does acknowledge their awareness of the importance of improved sanitation. The foundation reports that they provide grants to help those primarily in Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia, where the need for improved sanitation is great. It is certainly praiseworthy that their foundation seems committed to helping in this way, but the overwhelming majority of their financial resources are directed towards expansion of vaccinations.  [11]

With so much money poured into their vaccine programs, it is hard to imagine what benefits could take place if those same resources were used instead to provide basic access to food, clean water and sanitation. To give a vaccination to a starving child who can only access unclean water is an extremely misguided view of health and preventive care. The immune system requires adequate nutrition and giving a malnourished child a vaccination will likely only increase the chances of negative health consequences.

Misguided and Blind Belief in Vaccine Myth

The vaccine myth of safety and effectiveness is strong and widespread. The majority of physicians and physician groups, most of whom have good intentions, blindly recommend vaccines. The medical education medical students receive is highly biased in favor of vaccinations, with minimal information provided about vaccine risks and negative health consequences. Financial incentives also exist for doctors who maintain high vaccination rates. [12]

There is a huge divide between pro-vaccinators and anti-vaccinators, but the myth of vaccine safety and effectiveness is alive and well. It would make sense to conclude that Bill and Melissa Gates, like so many others, are truly under the belief that vaccinations are improving the health of those targeted in undeveloped nations.

News reports confirm that Bill Gates honestly believes that he is saving the lives of poverty-stricken children through his widespread vaccine programs. His foundation has published reports that confirm his continued belief that vaccinations are improving health in developing countries in the most cost-effective way. The question that must be asked is how Bill Gates can reconcile the deaths and injuries of so many children with his belief that vaccines are safe and effective. [13]

To learn more about why vaccinations are not considered safe or effective in preventing disease, read 10 Reasons Not to Vaccinate.

Accountability and Responsibility

With power comes responsibility. When someone has the power and resources to make a large impact in the world, that individual needs to take responsibility for the consequences. Bill Gates is one such individual who does have the power to make a huge positive difference in the world.

It is unfortunate, and many would say even criminal, that Gates has acted in a blind matter of faith in his belief that vaccinations are safe and effective, without investigating further. When deaths and serious health consequences were reported, associated with his foundation’s vaccination trials, it would seem logical to investigate why this was happening.

Vaccine safety, regardless of views on vaccines, should be a priority. Fully informed consent by those vaccinated is an essential ethical consideration as well.

It could be argued that this blind eye to vaccine damage and deaths occurs on a daily basis in our health care system. Physicians routinely deny vaccine damage and attribute injuries to other causes. The fact that this is such common practice only points to the immensity of the need for change.


The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has donated money to 100 countries and the United States with their stated objective to improve education and world health. Investor Warren Buffet is a primary contributor to the foundation. Some of the foundation’s programs target schools, farmers, and sanitation needs, all worthy causes.

One of their primary programs, with significant funding, has included vaccination programs focused on developing countries. These vaccine initiatives have resulted in documented deaths and injuries for thousands of previously healthy children.

Are Melinda and Bill Gates simply misguided in their belief that vaccines are safe and effective, willing to ignore reports that children are being permanently damaged or killed, in their view that the greater good is being served? Are they unaware of the deaths and injuries that their vaccine program is causing? It is difficult to explain their continued support of vaccinations, in light of the tremendous amount of health damage caused by their vaccine initiatives.

At the very least, the Melissa and Bill Gates Foundation should be held responsible for their foundation’s impact on the health of those very vulnerable, who lack access to food, clean water and proper sanitation. The foundation should be accountable and investigate any wrongdoing occurring in their vaccination programs. Informed consent with full disclosure of health risks should occur prior to all vaccinations.

Vaccine safety studies should be performed before vaccinating starving, malnourished children.

The Melinda and Bill Gates Foundation is in a position to change the world in a very positive way. Focusing their resources on food, clean water and proper sanitation would greatly improve the lives of those suffering in poor countries. Starving children in impoverished countries need access to clean water and food, not dangerous vaccines.


  1. http://www.biographyonline.net/business/bill-gates.html
  2. http://www.gatesfoundation.org/Who-We-Are…History
  3. http://www.gatesfoundation.org…Letter-from-Bill-and-Melinda-Gates
  4. http://www.gatesfoundation.org/Who-We-Are…Factsheet
  5. https://healthimpactnews.com/2014/bill-melinda-gates…
  6. https://vactruth.com/2014/10/05/bill-gates-vaccine-crimes/
  7. http://www.omsj.org/blogs/after-54-infant-deaths…
  8. http://beforeitsnews.com/agenda-21/2014/10/the-gates-foundation…
  9. http://www.un.org/en/globalissues/water/
  10. http://articles.mercola.com…healthy-foods-not-vaccines.aspx
  11. http://www.gatesfoundation.org/What-We-Do…
  12. https://vactruth.com/2016/03/22/why-doctors-recommend-vaccinations/
  13. http://www.forbes.com…the-second-coming-of-bill-gates/#21912a738e5d

About the Author:

Michelle Goldstein is a mental health therapist who is passionate about holistic health, natural healing, nutrient-dense foods and the politics that impact them. She has published articles for Natural News, VacTruth, and other health websites. All of her published articles to date can be found at her health website, Holistic Health to Go. She can also be followed on her Facebook page, Holistic Health to Go.


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Michelle Goldstein

Michelle Goldstein is a mental health therapist who is passionate about holistic health, natural healing, nutrient-dense foods and the politics that impact them. She has published articles for Natural News, VacTruth, and other health websites. All of her published articles to date can be found at her health website, Holistic Health to Go. She can also be followed on her Facebook Page.

  • Lee Reikert

    The vaccination myth is pretty much hard wired into individuals. I’m 56 and as a child I was taught that doctors were gods and that vaccination meant I wouldn’t get sick. Getting out of the “Matrix” as Jon Rappaport likes to call it is extremely difficult. We are taught a belief system that our parents and society has bought into and to go counter to that belief system is extremely difficult even when presented with proof beyond doubt. Once you seriously start unraveling and exposing the incredible fallacies we all live within does it become possible to clearly see the vaccine lie. Bill Gates HAS to believe the vaccine lie or think of what his conscious would have to deal with. He’s hook, line and sinker part of the “Matrix”. Do readers of this site know that a huge program has been underway for decades now to block sunlight? And that this is all behind a supposed benevolent attempt to save the planet? The supposed “persistent contrails” you see overhead are the program going on right before your eyes. It’s just one of many things that we see but don’t see because we’re so programmed by our parents, teachers, media and government and to think otherwise is to risk banishment from our societal circles. There is a huge event happening in Redding, CA on Aug. 5 hosted by Dane Wiggington and Andrew Wakefield about the truth behind the geoengineering and vaccination programs. They’ll be showing the film “Vaxxed” as well as hosting other speakers on these subjects. I’ll be there, but I highly doubt that Bill Gates will be attending.

  • CumExApostolatus

    William Gates Sr. is an attorney who was on the board of PLANNED PARENTHOOD. You know; the Margaret Sanger group –the same Margaret Sanger who was part of the eugenics movement in the USA and who thought children (especially poor children and black children) were ‘weeds’.

    Who is Michelle Goldstein – the purported writer of this article? Has she done no homework on the Gates family?

    Gates knows precisely what he’s doing but Ms. Goldstein won’t call him out on it. This is a fluff piece meant to keep people spinning in place. Do Bill and Melinda Gates ‘know’ what their doing? Do Bill and Melinda Gates NOT know what they’re doing? (It helps if you wring your hands while you ask yourself these questions. After all, perception is reality, correct?)

    And any idiot knows that kind of money comes with many strings attached. Gates’ strings are a choke hold.

  • Doran Zeigler

    Bill Gates aptly illustrates the arrogance of money and of being obscenely rich. There is a strange myth which accompanies wealth that great intelligence is conferred upon their egotistical heads with the attainment of wealth. Money feeds the ego of the rich to the point of arrogance where they now believe they know more than everyone else. In their warped minds, the great wealth is self-serving proof which confirms their delusions and eventually leads to a “me and them” attitude. “If I wasn’t so smart, I wouldn’t be rich.” Unfortunately, much of the public subscribe to this notion also. Gates is an ardent believer in an Elitist world ruled by the rich whose strange pronouncements are absolute truths, or so they believe

    Gates is a globalist who believes in population control and has knowingly financed vaccines that were targeted for birth control, all of which were directed at African nations. His faux paternalistic attitude which always has to to with the poor and people of color are nothing more than programs to eliminate and control those same groups. Gates has made the delusional statement that there would be no poverty in 20 years. This elimination of poverty would be achieved by the monies he has given for educational purposes and his “health” programs.

    What Gates proposes are impossible tasks, but he sinks his money into these projects despite their failure in concept and results. “Altruism” amongst the rich has a two-fold purpose, one is the tax breaks, the second is the projection of power and becoming a noted force of good in a world that is falling apart. He becomes a god-like savior of sorts to the “poor and ignorant” of the world. He will do the thinking for these poor souls.

    This article attempts to inject uncertainty to Gates’ motives. A well meaning man who is being misled? Hardly. How about a self-centered egotist who believes he has all of the answers and can make this world a better place by reducing population, controlling education, and listening to him. While some of these goals may sound noble, unseen is the dark plan of the Elitists to make this world theirs with their rules, and Gates is at the forefront of this movement.

  • Planet Autism

    Well as Bill Gates has been filmed admitting vaccinates are being used for population control, not sure why this article is being so kind…plenty of videos on YouTube about it: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=bill+gates+population+control

  • Doran Zeigler

    You point out the “chemtrail” program which IS seen by many, but not understood. Despite the corruption and lies spewed by our rulers on a daily basis, there is still a certain trust ignorant people place upon our leaders. Most citizens are point and go people who must be told what to do. They accept the paternalism of the state believing their “father” only wants to help.

    A large segment of the population is totally unaware of “chemtrails.” Those who know of their existence believe they are for the good of the world and accept them without even knowing their purpose of what chemicals and other biologic agents they contain. Those who are fully aware of the dangers of blanketing the world with toxic substances are lost voices in the wilderness. We, the bell-ringers become the problem. We are alarmists, conspiracy theorists, and wearers of tin foil hats.

    We do not have the clout of the rich nor their “intelligence” and how can our leaders be so blatant and be committing crimes in public under our very noses. These remnants of trust within an ignorant and apathetic population are our greatest enemy. With people like Gates pouring in billions of dollars into education for propaganda purposes, is becomes an uphill and losing battle. But we must persist, we have no choice unless we want to become one of those apathetic and confused individuals.

    And, as you stated, you will not see Gates at the event of many of the events which he supports, but you will see a lot of evidence of his money.

  • Diane H


  • Diane H

    “In fairness, the programs targeting small farmers, poverty and education appear to be worthwhile and hopefully produce positive changes.”

    The “education program” is Common Core which is nothing but corporate-owned public education. It is destroying what was left of the dismal US educational system. Nothing but the worst for our U.S. children. Also, the children are now subjected to mandatory exposure to RF-radiation all day at school, as common core demands wireless devices. This is destroying their health and future.

  • Doctor Jack

    With all the proof that so called vaccines have no health benefits at all but, to the contrary, are dangerous, disease causing and death dealing, Mr. and Mrs. Gates know this to be the case. All any one has to do is to google the actual ingredients to know that there’s no possible way injecting razor sharp micro slivers of aluminum into human or animal bloodstreams could possibly be healthy, along with mercury, embalming fluid, paint remover, antifreeze, putrefied monkey kidneys, rotted egg and so forth. You can bet they don’t allow their kids or themselves to be “vaccinated” with these witches brews. There’s just so much easily available information from enlightened physicians, a host of other healthcare providers, Youtube videos of those who are damaged and publicly telling their stories, plenty of books, documentaries such as VAXXED and BOUGHT that one would have to be living under a rock in the Marianas Trench not to know. Just like The Rockefeller Foundation, who only put heavy funding into causes where they are going to reap even larger financial rewards on the back end, so too with Gates Foundation, Yes they may be putting billions into funding vaccine evils but they are probably making even more billions from the tax payer funded governments who fund these population control activities with the coerced tax dollars from the very people who are being vaccinated. It’s so sinister that words cannot describe how evil this is. It could not be anything other than population control and worldwide power. I am in total agreement that there are way too many people in the world but I believe education is the answer not tricking people into poisoning themselves to death but the eugenicists will use any and all methods at controlling population, whatever the consequences. I have no doubt that The Rockefeller Foundation along with Carnegie Foundation, Ford Foundation, Rothchilds in Europe and the other robber baron Foundations are managing the baby Gates Foundation.

  • Gates Foundation Funding Global Vaccine Program – More Powerful Than Government

    The Wicked Billionaire’s Depopulation Club

    Bill Gates says Reduce Population 4 TIMES!! (MUST WATCH)

    Bill Gates Surprised by Eugenics Question, (He actually can not and refuses to answer directly regarding third world pushed and used polio vaccines)

    Failure Of The Continued Polio Vaccine Campaign, (the story you do not hear in the major media)

  • I’m sure Bill and Melinda Gates know exactly what they’re doing. But you’re not going to read about it in the usual media fluff pieces or mission statements. The true objectives of the Gates Foundation would make ordinary people with a conscience shudder.

  • Billy Briggs

    “Other news sources have reported that the Gates Foundation is responsible for 10,000 vaccine-related deaths.”
    This is your source: http://occupycorporatism.com/the-shocking-truth-about-syrian-polio-resurgence-regime-change/
    It does contain the sentence “GAVI was blamed for the deaths of 10,000 children in Pakistan when they came in and administered polio vaccines that resulted in casualties.”
    That’s it. No references. Do you have any standards at all?

  • Doran Zeigler

    Homeschooling is the best alternative. We homeschooled all of our six children. We avoided vaccines, school bullying, and 12 years of incessant propaganda and coerced “patriotism.”
    No flag waving here.

  • CumExApostolatus

    I’m calling out the supposed author of this article AS WELL AS the person who runs this site for propagating MORE BULLSH*T.

  • taree

    All those small farm programs are pushing genetically modified crops via pesticides courtesy of Monsanto

  • AutismDadd

    They are utilizing best practice, which comes from the medical profession which has been indoctrinated by both Pharma and its protector Big Government. As long as Gates follows orders regarding vaccines, he’s protected. He’s too much of a wimp to take on Government and Pharma.

  • AutismDadd

    They are simply celebrities using their status. They have no background in medical science or vaccines. The are just being used to influence the sheeple.

  • AutismDadd

    Think of it as Jim Jones Kool Aide in a vial

  • AutismDadd

    Definitely strings attached

  • AutismDadd

    Ask yourself, do you learn more in public school, or after when you work and pursue your own interests?

  • sabelmouse

    something between an idiot and a villain. very dangerous.

  • Doctor Jack


  • James Peters

    Here is the quote from the TED talk (04:33 to 04:50): ”First, we’ve got population. The world today has 6.8 billion people. That’s headed up to about nine billion. Now, if we do a really great job on new vaccines, health care, reproductive health services, we could lower that by, perhaps, 10 or 15 percent, but there we see an increase of about 1.3.” Bill Gates is obviously not claiming that vaccines, health care and reproductive health services will somehow magically lead to the mass murder of almost a billion people. Quite the contrary, health care in general and vaccines in particular saves lives. It is also worth noting that Gates is saying that world population will continue to rise despite vaccines contributing to better living standards. So vaccines will only reduce the increase in population growth, not reduce the absolute number of people. https://debunkingdenialism.com/2013/08/05/bill-gates-vaccines-and-human-depopulation/

  • Planet Autism

    “So vaccines will only reduce the increase in population growth”

    How on earth can you imply that reducing population growth by vaccines is not a horrific statement for someone to make? So vaccines sterilise/incapacitating people is a great positive as opposed to killing them?

    “…but there we see an increase of about 1.3”

    Explain what you mean by this.

  • Planet Autism

    Common Core – is that the brother of Common Purpose?

  • derski

    No, they do what anyone in their position does. Goes on the advice of professionals. Not amateurs.

    My father is a physician and not only gave me all my vaccines on schedule as a kid but also made a point to call me during the swine flu scare to have me (and invited my best friend who I was with) down to get vaccinated before they ran out.

    He’s no idiot. He loves and cares for his family

  • AutismDadd

    And if you had been harmed by vaccines, then what…more vaccines?

  • James Peters

    Mr Gates isn’t talking about using vaccines to sterilise anyone. What he is saying is that vaccines will greatly reduce preventable diseases and this in turn will lead to women around the world (2nd and 3rd world counties) having less children as they will survive into adulthood. Using this method will reduce population growth but won’t stop it completely.