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Docs Show Bill Gates Has Given $319 Million to Media Outlets to Promote His Global Agenda

A look at the database of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation reveals how the oligarch influencing the global pandemic response has bankrolled hundreds of media outlets to the tune of at least $319 million.

Up until his recent messy divorce, Bill Gates enjoyed something of a free pass in corporate media. Generally presented as a kindly nerd who wants to save the world, the Microsoft co-founder was even un-ironically christened “Saint Bill” by The Guardian.

While other billionaires’ media empires are relatively well known, the extent to which Gates’s cash underwrites the modern media landscape is not. After sorting through over 30,000 individual grants, MintPress can reveal that the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) has made over $300 million worth of donations to fund media projects.

Recipients of this cash include many of America’s most important news outlets, including CNN, NBC, NPR, PBS and The Atlantic. Gates also sponsors a myriad of influential foreign organizations, including the BBC, The Guardian, The Financial Times and The Daily Telegraph in the United Kingdom; prominent European newspapers such as Le Monde (France), Der Spiegel (Germany) and El País (Spain); as well as big global broadcasters like Al-Jazeera.

The Gates Foundation money going towards media programs has been split up into a number of sections, presented in descending numerical order, and includes a link to the relevant grant on the organization’s website.

Awards Directly to Media Outlets:

  • NPR- $24,663,066
  • The Guardian (including TheGuardian.org)- $12,951,391
  • Cascade Public Media – $10,895,016
  • Public Radio International (PRI.org/TheWorld.org)- $7,719,113
  • The Conversation- $6,664,271
  • Univision- $5,924,043
  • Der Spiegel (Germany)- $5,437,294
  • Project Syndicate- $5,280,186
  • Education Week – $4,898,240
  • WETA- $4,529,400
  • NBCUniversal Media- $4,373,500
  • Nation Media Group (Kenya) – $4,073,194
  • Le Monde (France)- $4,014,512
  • Bhekisisa (South Africa) – $3,990,182
  • El País – $3,968,184
  • BBC- $3,668,657
  • CNN- $3,600,000
  • KCET- $3,520,703
  • Population Communications International (population.org) – $3,500,000
  • The Daily Telegraph – $3,446,801
  • Chalkbeat – $2,672,491
  • The Education Post- $2,639,193
  • Rockhopper Productions (U.K.) – $2,480,392
  • Corporation for Public Broadcasting – $2,430,949
  • UpWorthy – $2,339,023
  • Financial Times – $2,309,845
  • The 74 Media- $2,275,344
  • Texas Tribune- $2,317,163
  • Punch (Nigeria) – $2,175,675
  • News Deeply – $1,612,122
  • The Atlantic- $1,403,453
  • Minnesota Public Radio- $1,290,898
  • YR Media- $1,125,000
  • The New Humanitarian- $1,046,457
  • Sheger FM (Ethiopia) – $1,004,600
  • Al-Jazeera- $1,000,000
  • ProPublica- $1,000,000
  • Crosscut Public Media – $810,000
  • Grist Magazine- $750,000
  • Kurzgesagt – $570,000
  • Educational Broadcasting Corp – $506,504
  • Classical 98.1 – $500,000
  • PBS – $499,997
  • Gannett – $499,651
  • Mail and Guardian (South Africa)- $492,974
  • Inside Higher Ed.- $439,910
  • BusinessDay (Nigeria) – $416,900
  • Medium.com – $412,000
  • Nutopia- $350,000
  • Independent Television Broadcasting Inc. – $300,000
  • Independent Television Service, Inc. – $300,000
  • Caixin Media (China) – $250,000
  • Pacific News Service – $225,000
  • National Journal – $220,638
  • Chronicle of Higher Education – $149,994
  • Belle and Wissell, Co. $100,000
  • Media Trust – $100,000
  • New York Public Radio – $77,290
  • KUOW – Puget Sound Public Radio – $5,310

Together, these donations total $166,216,526. The money is generally directed towards issues close to the Gateses hearts. For example, the $3.6 million CNN grant went towards “report[ing] on gender equality with a particular focus on least developed countries, producing journalism on the everyday inequalities endured by women and girls across the world,” while the Texas Tribune received millions to “to increase public awareness and engagement of education reform issues in Texas.” Given that Bill is one of the charter schools’ most fervent supporters, a cynic might interpret this as planting pro-corporate charter school propaganda into the media, disguised as objective news reporting.

The Gates Foundation has also given nearly $63 million to charities closely aligned with big media outlets, including nearly $53 million to BBC Media Action, over $9 million to MTV’s Staying Alive Foundation, and $1 million to The New York Times Neediest Causes Fund. While not specifically funding journalism, donations to the philanthropic arm of a media player should still be noted.

This article was originally published by Mint Press News.

15 Comments
  • Louis Galmarini says:

    One of the top 10 global elites who are responsible for EVERYTHING we’ve had to endure regarding COVID-19. He is also one of the top 10 elites who is responsible for promoting the NWO, and depleting the world population by 90%. Along w/ Soros and Klaus Schwab, I consider Gates to actually be one of the top 5 global elites.

    • Nomercy says:

      He’s a prime example; one of the worlds 7 worst sins is greed! He’s infected so bad with it he isn’t satisfied with the money he makes in the US, He’s definitely a world elite in the flesh whose greed isn’t just money, it’s also control.

  • Hangman says:

    When Gates is passing out money, he’s got something up his sleeve, and it’s probably not good. Him and Soros are like pees in a pod.

  • Phil Barberg says:

    Don’t miss his info-mercials promoting the virus vaccines. The drop out geek has no medical training but he has a lot of stock in Big Pharma making tons of money on the useless vaccines. The vaccines offer no protection, but they do damage immune systems. Vaccines cause miscarriages and sterility. (documented military medical study) This facilitates Bills goals on world de-population.

  • BarbUltraMaga says:

    Gates. Zuckerberg. Soros. Domestic terrorists. Hoping for justice via karma, but karma is just too damn slow sometimes.

  • Michael A Heath says:

    There are millions of people in this country doing without and this CLOWN just gives away “$$$” to groups that really don’t know whether or not THEIR ass is the HOLE in the ground !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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