William Henry Gates III a.k.a Bill Gates is an American billionaire who founded the Microsoft Corporation in 1975, which went on to become the world’s largest personal computer software company. Gates lead the company as chairman and CEO until the year 2000 where he resigned from his role as CEO. Bill kept his role as chairman and also became the chief software architect, but by June 2006 he announced that he would be transitioning to a part-time role at Microsoft and going full steam ahead with a new project…the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Gates formed the ‘William H. Gates Foundation’ in 1994 after studying the work of Andrew Carnegie and John D. Rockefeller. Rockefeller being the godfather of the pharmaceutical industry.
Rockefeller, who had made his money in oil decided to venture into the medical industry. When vitamin C was first artificially synthesized in Switzerland in 1935, Rockefeller saw the chance to control and monopolize multiple industries at once: petroleum, chemical and medical. How? He knew that vitamins and medication could be developed from petroleum and so he put his plan in motion.
But Rockefeller had a battle on his hands as natural and herb medicines were extremely popular in the US during the early 1900’s and almost 50% of medical colleges and doctors in the US were practicing holistic medicine, using knowledge that had been gained from Europe and Native American traditions.
Rockefeller knew he had to taint the reputation of his competition in order to get a hold of the medical industry so he used his vast fortune to purchase part of the German pharmaceutical company I.G.Farben and hired a contractor named Abraham Flexner to submit a report to the US Congress in 1910 which concluded that there were too many doctors and medical schools in the US and that all natural healing modalities which had existed for hundreds of years were “unscientific quackery”.