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Who Owns Big Pharma + Big Media? You’ll Never Guess.

Written by Dr Joseph Mercola

BlackRock and the Vanguard Group, the two largest asset management firms in the world, combined own The New York Times and other legacy media, along with Big Pharma.

What does The New York Times and a majority of other legacy media have in common with Big Pharma? Answer: They’re largely owned by BlackRock and the Vanguard Group, the two largest asset management firms in the world. Moreover, it turns out these two companies form a secret monopoly that owns just about everything else you can think of too.

The stock of the world’s largest corporations are owned by the same institutional investors. They all own each other. This means that ‘competing’ brands, like Coke and Pepsi aren’t really competitors, at all, since their stock is owned by exactly the same investment companies, investment funds, insurance companies, banks and in some cases, governments.

“The smaller investors are owned by larger investors. Those are owned by even bigger investors. The visible top of this pyramid shows only two companies whose names we have often seen …They are Vanguard and BlackRock.

“The power of these two companies is beyond your imagination. Not only do they own a large part of the stocks of nearly all big companies but also the stocks of the investors in those companies. This gives them a complete monopoly.

“A Bloomberg report states that both these companies in the year 2028, together will have investments in the amount of 20 trillion dollars. That means that they will own almost everything.’

Who Are The Vanguard?

The word “vanguard” means “the foremost position in an army or fleet advancing into battle,” and/or “the leading position in a trend or movement.” Both are fitting descriptions of this global behemoth, owned by globalists pushing for a Great Reset, the core of which is the transfer of wealth and ownership from the hands of the many into the hands of the very few.

Interestingly, Vanguard is the largest shareholder of BlackRock, as of March 2021. Vanguard itself, on the other hand, has a “unique” corporate structure that makes its ownership more difficult to discern. It’s owned by its various funds, which in turn are owned by the shareholders. Aside from these shareholders, it has no outside investors and is not publicly traded.

The elite who own Vanguard apparently do not like being in the spotlight but of course they cannot hide from who is willing to dig. Reports from Oxfam and Bloomberg say that 1 percent of the world, together owns more money than the other 99 percent. Even worse, Oxfam says that 82 percent of all earned money in 2017 went to this 1 percent.

“In other words, these two investment companies, Vanguard and BlackRock hold a monopoly in all industries in the world and they, in turn, are owned by the richest families in the world, some of whom are royalty and who have been very rich since before the Industrial Revolution.

While it would take time to sift through all of Vanguard’s funds to identify individual shareholders, and therefore owners of Vanguard, a quick look-see suggests Rothschild Investment Corp. and the Edmond De Rothschild Holding are two such stakeholders. Keep the name Rothschild in your mind as you read on, as it will feature again later.

The Italian Orsini family, the American Bush family, the British Royal family, the du Pont family, the Morgans, Vanderbilts and Rockefellers, are all Vanguard owners.

BlackRock/Vanguard Own Big Pharma

According to Simply Wall Street, in February 2020, BlackRock and Vanguard were the two largest shareholders of GlaxoSmithKline, at 7% and 3.5% of shares respectively. At Pfizer, the ownership is reversed, with Vanguard being the top investor and BlackRock the second-largest stockholder.

Keep in mind that stock ownership ratios can change at any time, since companies buy and sell on a regular basis, so don’t get hung up on percentages. The bottom line is that BlackRock and Vanguard, individually and combined, own enough shares at any given time that we can say they easily control both Big Pharma and the centralized legacy media — and then some.

Why does this matter? It matters because drug companies are driving COVID-19 responses — all of which, so far, have endangered rather than optimized public health — and mainstream media have been willing accomplices in spreading their propaganda, a false official narrative that has, and still is, leading the public astray and fosters fear based on lies.

To have any chance of righting this situation, we must understand who the central players are, where the harmful dictates are coming from, and why these false narratives are being created in the first place.

As noted in Global Justice Now’s December 2020 report “The Horrible History of Big Pharma,” we simply cannot allow drug companies — “which have a long track record of prioritizing corporate profit over people’s health” — to continue to dictate COVID-19 responses.

In it, they review the shameful history of the top seven drug companies in the world that are now developing and manufacturing drugs and gene-based “vaccines” against COVID-19, while mainstream media have helped suppress information about readily available older drugs that have been shown to have a high degree of efficacy against the infection.

BlackRock/Vanguard own the media

When it comes to The New York Times, as of May 2021, BlackRock is the second-largest stockholder at 7.43 percent of total shares, just after The Vanguard Group, which owns the largest portion (8.11 percent).

In addition to The New York Times, Vanguard and BlackRock are also the top two owners of Time Warner, Comcast, Disney and News Corp, four of the six media companies that control more than 90% of the U.S. media landscape.

Needless to say, if you have control of this many news outlets, you can control entire nations by way of carefully orchestrated and organized centralized propaganda disguised as journalism.

If your head is spinning already, you’re not alone. It’s difficult to describe circular and tightly interwoven relationships in a linear fashion. The world of corporate ownership is labyrinthine, where everyone seems to own everyone, to some degree.

However, the key take-home message is that two companies stand out head and neck above all others, and those are BlackRock and Vanguard. Together, they form a hidden monopoly on global asset holdings, and through their influence over our centralized media, they have the power to manipulate and control a great deal of the world’s economy and events, and how the world views it all.

Considering BlackRock in 2018 announced that it has “social expectations” from the companies it invests in, its potential role as a central hub in the Great Reset and the “build back better” plan cannot be overlooked.

Add to this information showing it “undermines competition through owning shares in competing companies” and “blurs boundaries between private capital and government affairs by working closely with regulators,” and one would be hard-pressed to not see how BlackRock/Vanguard and their globalist owners might be able to facilitate the Great Reset and the so-called “green” revolution, both of which are part of the same wealth-theft scheme.

That assertion will become even clearer once you realize that this duo’s influence is not limited to Big Pharma and the media. Importantly, BlackRock also works closely with central banks around the world, including the U.S. Federal Reserve, which is a private entity, not a federal one. It lends money to the central bank, acts as an adviser to it, and develops the central bank’s software.

BlackRock/Vanguard also own shares of a long list of other companies, including Microsoft, Apple, Amazon, Facebook and Alphabet Inc. As illustrated in the graphic of BlackRock and Vanguard’s ownership network below, featured in the 2017 article “These Three Firms Own Corporate America” in The Conversation, it would be near-impossible to list them all.

In all, BlackRock and Vanguard have ownership in some 1,600 American firms, which in 2015 had combined revenues of $9.1 trillion. When you add in the third-largest global owner, State Street, their combined ownership encompasses nearly 90 percent of all S&P 500 firms.

How can we tie BlackRock/Vanguard — and the globalist families that own them — to the Great Reset? Barring a public confession, we have to look at the relationships between these behemoth globalist-owned corporations and consider the influence they can wield through those relationships. As noted by Lew Rockwell:

When Lynn Forester de Rothschild wants the United States to be a one-party country (like China) and doesn’t want voter ID laws passed in the U.S., so that more election fraud can be perpetrated to achieve that end, what does she do?

“She holds a conference call with the world’s top 100 CEOs and tells them to publicly decry as ‘Jim Crow’ Georgia’s passing of an anti-corruption law and she orders her dutiful CEOs to boycott the State of Georgia, like we saw with Coca-Cola and Major League Baseball and even Hollywood star, Will Smith.

“In this conference call, we see shades of the Great Reset, Agenda 2030, the New World Order. The UN wants to make sure, as does [World Economic Forum founder and executive chairman Klaus] Schwab that in 2030, poverty, hunger, pollution and disease no longer plague the Earth.

“To achieve this, the UN wants taxes from Western countries to be split by the mega corporations of the elite to create a brand-new society. For this project, the UN says we need a world government — namely the UN, itself.

As I’ve reviewed in many previous articles, it seems quite clear that the COVID-19 pandemic was orchestrated to bring about this New World Order — the Great Reset —  And at the heart of it all, the “heart” toward which all global wealth streams flow, we find BlackRock and Vanguard.

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  1. Why I don’t like Super funding big companies. Everything is given an inflated value with someone else’s money. Including but not limited to housing, commercial property and so on.
    But our super dooper super fund is bloody slow of the block investing in oversea’s companies and not our own.
    When you read this you will note that one set of investors is out. See who!

    US giant KKR taking control of Dunedin’s Education Perfect in deal valuing firm at $455m

    US private equity giant KKR is taking a majority stake in Dunedin-based Education Perfect in a deal that values the online learning firm at $435 million – or up to $455m if the company hits earn-out goals over the next couple of years.

    The deal is still subject to Overseas Investment Office approval.

    Education Perfect chief executive Alex Burke declined to give the size of KKR’s holding. But he said a number of the online learning company’s existing shareholders, including its founders, Dunedin brothers Craig and Shane Smith, were not selling all their stock and would retain minority stakes.




  2. As I understand it Vanguard and Black rock are largely passive holders of shares. They buy and sell based on the size of a company in an index. They do not vote their shares or exert any control over the companies they hold in their funds.



      • Actually given the structure of the etf’s etc they specialise in I think it is most unlikely. These are very cheap funds with a rules based approach, (ie they are required to invest based on the size of the company)They do not even research the companies they invest in let alone interact with them.
        The active managers like Wellington & Capital Group are likely to exert more influence than Blackrock & Vanguard.



    • It may seem passive, but that is influence.

      Considering BlackRock in 2018 announced that it has “social expectations” from the companies it invests in, its potential role as a central hub in the Great Reset and the “build back better” plan cannot be overlooked.

      Sort of explains the “white privilege” & “unconscious bias” being done by the likes of Coca Cola, and others.

      Then the political interference by corporations in States trying to sort out Voter ID?
      “She holds a conference call with the world’s top 100 CEOs and tells them to publicly decry as ‘Jim Crow’ Georgia’s passing of an anti-corruption law and she orders her dutiful CEOs to boycott the State of Georgia, like we saw with Coca-Cola and Major League Baseball and even Hollywood star, Will Smith.

      The change is that everything is to be ruled by “Discursive Consensus” that then becomes above the laws, and done by conversations as practiced in New Zealand. 🙁
      I posted 2 comments yesterday on that subject, and there is a link to the video explaining it.
      Apologies as I have not completed, my transcript on all of it, and will go over it again.



  3. I wouldn’t trust a single word of what that bunch of wokesters Oxfam says. Same goes with Bloomberg. And saying that a capital fund can exert ‘control’ of a company by owning seven or eight percent of its shares is just moronic IMHO.

    And here comes that magic name again. Rockefeller. Give me a fucking break.

    This article was written by a bunch of anti capitalists looking to build a conspiracy theory to divert attention away from what is really going on. And what is really going on? I don’t know – but I do know it’s not global funds trying to destroy their own capitalist system, that’s for bloody sure.



    • Good on you EK
      I thought the same.

      Oxfam run sex tours for young Brits in their late teens and early 20s.
      In Africa and also Haiti after their 2010 earthquake in which Haiti was (yet again) exploited heavily by wokesters and wankers.

      OxFam is dodgy and Phail Twyford was the Director in NZ for over 10 years before he became a high achieving MP and Minister.
      OK, I’m being facetious there !!
      He was followed as director of Oxfam by Barry Coates who left the role to be a (short-lived) Green pardy MP

      Oxfam is a breeding ground for creeps and has NO validity this century.
      To quote them in support of your argument is unwise.

      Bloomberg. Yeah Michael Bloomberg. Changes his hat for the bullshit he will spout that day.
      Not trustworthy.
      Dirty New York Dem.

      The other comments here are good by YSBers.
      What is described above is normal in investment markets.
      It actually is one of the big reasons Muldoon scrapped the NZ Super scheme in 1975.
      It had some good merits but it was susceptible to dishonest Governments using this to control the economy.

      We have seen councils like both Auckland and Dunnydin 6 or so years ago sell shares (at a loss to ratepayers) in companies that they regarded as non ethical.
      The current Govt fits that profile of dishonesty.



  4. Interesting article dated 2018

    Now the vision statement seems to be dropped, is it going to be more than just “passive” on the next step up?

    …. But Graham Chipchase, the British chief executive of logistics giant Brambles, says this year’s annual letter to CEOs from BlackRock chief Larry Fink crystallised that “if you don’t have a social purpose you won’t have a business any more”. …..

    Is this the subtle change that corporations are looking to flex their muscles in the “social engineering game”?
    Is this what the new directors have been trained in?
    Is it a “winning strategy” or a part of setting a social narrative?



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