COVID: Three men who own corporate America

Why did mega-corporations accept the lockdowns?

by Jon Rappoport

June 21, 2021

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I’m reprinting this article I wrote in July, 2020. Before I do, here is an analogy.

Let’s say you own a company. You’re public, meaning you issue stock for sale.

Suddenly, the fake pandemic hits. The governor of the state issues restrictions, including lockdowns. You have to close your doors. You’re going to take a staggering financial hit.

Your first reaction? Anger. Seething anger. You’re determined to fight back. You call your lawyer to work out a plan.

“Wait a minute,” he says. “I have some bad news. Do you know who is now the majority shareholder of your company? Bill Gates. And he has voting rights. If you object to the lockdowns, he’ll roast you alive. You’ll be out on your ass…”

Buckle up. Here we go.


Over the past 38 years working as a reporter, I’ve spoken with many medical people. Doctors, researchers, public health bureaucrats, business executives whose companies supply products to the medical industry, professors, etc.

In every case, these people completely and utterly support conventional medical reality. They are unshakable. A man like Fauci says jump and they jump. To do otherwise would be unthinkable.

As you read on, you’ll see why this is important…

Airlines, hotel chains—you name it, they all folded when the lockdowns were imposed. They closed up shop, they took a knee, they opted for bailouts. Why?

The CEOs of these corporations are supposed to be hard chargers and ruthless operators. Why didn’t they rebel?

I could cite several reasons. Here I want to focus on a little-known and staggering story.

Imagine an employee of a company is motivated to speak out against the lockdowns and go public. Then he thinks about the owner of the company. That owner happens to sit on the board of a large hospital.

Uh oh. That owner is SOLIDLY WIRED into official medical reality. He isn’t going to appreciate a naysayer who says the lockdowns are a ridiculous and destructive overreach. Better to stay quiet. Better to fit in and go along.

Well, it so happens that three of the most powerful corporate bosses in America DO have deep connections to major hospitals, and these three men run corporations that OWN CORPORATE AMERICA.


The three men are Larry Fink, Joseph Hooley, and Mortimer Buckley.

Buckley is the CEO of the Vanguard Group. Hooley is the CEO of State Street. Fink is the CEO of BlackRock.

These three companies are titanic investment funds. Financial services companies.

Buckley is a board member of the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. From 2011 to 2017, he was chairman of the hospital’s board of trustees.

Hooley serves on the president’s council of Massachusetts General Hospital.

Fink is the co-chair of the NYU Langone Medical Center board of trustees.

Let’s look at their investment funds: State Street, BlackRock, and Vanguard—known as The Big Three. The reference is an article at, “These three firms own corporate America,” 5/19/17, by Jan Fichtner, Eelke Heemskerk, and Javier Garcia-Bernardo.

“Together, BlackRock, Vanguard and State Street have nearly US$11 trillion in assets under management.”

“We found that the Big Three, taken together, have become the largest shareholder in 40% of all publicly listed firms in the United States.”

“In 2015, these 1,600 American firms [the 40%] had combined revenues of about US$9.1 trillion, a market capitalisation of more than US$17 trillion, and employed more than 23.5 million people.”

“In the S&P 500 – the benchmark index of America’s largest corporations – the situation is even more extreme. Together, the Big Three are the largest single shareholder in almost 90% of S&P 500 firms, including Apple, Microsoft, ExxonMobil, General Electric and Coca-Cola.”

“What is undeniable is that the Big Three do exert the voting rights attached to these shares. Therefore, they have to be perceived as de facto owners by corporate executives.” (emphasis mine)

“Whether or not they sought to, the Big Three have accumulated extraordinary shareholder power, and they continue to do so…In many respects, the index fund boom is turning BlackRock, Vanguard and State Street into something resembling low-cost public utilities with a quasi-monopolistic position.”

If the CEO of a corporation whose main shareholder is The Big Three thinks about rebelling against the official COVID medical consensus…

And he knows that The Big Three bosses are heavily wired into the US medical complex…

That CEO has a HUGE reason to forget about being an old-time hard charger.

He has a reason to swallow his anger when he’s told to lock down and shut down.

He has a reason to knuckle under and play the game.

He has a reason to surrender to a story about a virus and Fauci and Bill Gates.

He has a reason to stand down and stand aside and watch economic devastation sweep over the land.


It’s that stark.

I keep telling you we’re now living in a medical civilization.

From the financial side of things, you’ve just read how that is so.

The three men who own corporate America are also medical denizens.

Think it through.

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The author of three explosive collections, THE MATRIX REVEALED, EXIT FROM THE MATRIX, and POWER OUTSIDE THE MATRIX, Jon was a candidate for a US Congressional seat in the 29th District of California. He maintains a consulting practice for private clients, the purpose of which is the expansion of personal creative power. Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, he has worked as an investigative reporter for 30 years, writing articles on politics, medicine, and health for CBS Healthwatch, LA Weekly, Spin Magazine, Stern, and other newspapers and magazines in the US and Europe. Jon has delivered lectures and seminars on global politics, health, logic, and creative power to audiences around the world. You can sign up for his free NoMoreFakeNews emails here or his free OutsideTheRealityMachine emails here.

62 comments on “COVID: Three men who own corporate America

  1. Allen says:

    The governments of The West know full well that “Covid” is being used as cover for crashing the economies in the Western world. The collapse started in 2008 and attempts to salvage this Leviathan have been failures only delaying the inevitable. Fast forward to 2019 and the crisis began to unravel again.

    There is not now and never has been a “pandemic”- that is all Kabuki theater to disguise the reality of rapid economic decline brought on by the Ponzi Schemes of financial institutions over the past few decades.

    The seasonal coronavirus was rebranded as Covid 19 on the back of a redefinition of what a ‘pandemic’ was by the WHO at the bequest of its financiers. This unlocked access to financial incentive programs that were large enough to bail out every failing economy. These bailouts do not come without costs.

    The IMF and World Bank give you whatever money you needed to ‘support’ your country through their manufactured “crisis” on condition of- You do what we say, you test, track and chip everyone, you tell our story via your media and most importantly you pay us back at some time in the future and that payback will likely be a currency reset and global governance.

    Covid 19 is the final heist to strip all value out of the world in an effort by the creditors to consolidate what they believe they’re owed.

  2. John Thomas says:

    This piece has the ring of truth about it.

  3. JB says:

    Someone said that Black Rock is buying a whole lot of real estate in Canada (and he said that there will just be serfs and the ruling class up there because of that).

  4. John Noble says:

    Who are the major shareholders of Blackrock, State Street and Vanguard?

  5. Dig deeper, digger Rappoport. But cui bono? Who owns these investment weapons of mass destruction? Mom and pop around the corner?

  6. Need A Ladder says:

    The medical empire will fall.

  7. Tim_2A says:


    Forgive me for possibly stating the obvious, but it occurred to me that new readers, or even some of the ‘jaded’ long-term readers of your writings, might sometimes feel discouraged about our chances against TPTB, and that’s why I’m writing this. It came to me after reading the TRUTH you’d written about SOME of our oppressors.

    When we put those three funds, and the ONE-THOUSAND, SIX-HUNDRED (or MORE, now?) companies under their control, together with the owners of other very large companies that THOSE 1,600 companies CONTROL (not trillions in revenue, maybe ‘just’ tens, or hundreds of MILLIONS, you know, small potatoes), whose concerns are only their own personal ‘bottom lines’ (or THEIR GREED) it would seem that they are all, as a group, keeping the world’s peoples from getting that (or any) information that would benefit them.

    Of course, I’m referring to the wholly-controlled MSM and its governmental and non-governmental partners, and the evil action of their figurative (or possibly literal, as in Kerry Mullis’ case) ‘strangling’ of the truthtellers, wherever, and WHOMEVER, they may be.

    Once people are “given eyes” to see, they can’t immediately turn away and narcotize themselves (electronically or physically), to avoid the sights and sounds of the unavoidable evil events, as it’s NOW become IMPOSSIBLE for them ‘to unsee’ what’s happening. (I know this, because I tried it, at first, and it doesn’t work.)

    When I read your posts, and then I ‘see’ what’s going on, the world appears to be an exceptionally bleak, scary, and adversarial environment. Well, that it is, and it’s all because life is about our perseverance in overcoming those challenges, and hopefully succeeding, so we all need to saddle up, and ‘jailbreak’ some minds!

    That being true, since only around 3% of the world is, for all intents and purposes, ‘awake,’ we’ve got OUR OWN work cut out for us.

    Thank you for, at the very least, reducing the opacity of our blinders. It’s greatly appreciated.

    • Jim S Smith says:

      Even the build up of tensions – leading up the War for Independence – took over twenty years to boil over (plus, the help of the “committees for Correspondence”).

      Even THEN,

      Barely %4 of the colonial population were willing and ready to fight for their independence! – It took several, grueling years to convince enough of the colonists that this fight, was for their own good too.

      Most of the mercantiles of those times very pro-British, and backed the Crown very stridently.


      Think of this as truly an example of history repeating itself. We can “connect the dots” and see the parallels here.

  8. Paul says:

    An Open Letter:
    To All U.S. Senators.
    Of Our Nation’s Union.

    Dear Senator,

    I’m asking you to invite investigative reporter Jon Rappoport, to deliver his research, findings, & analysis, regarding Covid-19, the media, & corporate malfeasance, to The People, of The United States.

    I cordially ask, that you consider, my request.

    You & The People,
    will not be disappointed.

    This, I promise.

    [insert name]
    A Concerned Citizen.

  9. There were supposed to be anti-trust laws to stop this kind of thing but interlocking Boards of Directors did an end run around that. Still, nation-state power can dissolve these boards simply by making it illegal to sit on more than one board. That’s what I would do. It would be difficult like defusing an explosive but for civilization to survive, it must be done. Resist, reconnect and rebel… no matter what. If they crush us, at least make it more difficult for them.

    • Jim S Smith says:

      The “SHERMAN ANTI-TRUST ACT” was crafted and lobbied by the Rockefeller interests!

      This “anti-monopoly” law – is only there to further empower the biggest of the big (that is, those who “tow the globalist line”), while destroying the rest of the “Mom-and-Pop” businesses, and the recalcitrant “upstarts”. The “Anti-Trust Act” is used by the wealthiest of the ruthless-industrialists – as a bludgeon against their unfavorable competitors!

      • James says:

        As Milton Friedman said, the laws of Big Government enable Big Business. Big Government comes first, then Big Business follows. It’s an effect of Big Government, not a cause.

        And he said he was in favor of neither.

        To cut the feet out of Big Business we have to shrink the government to make open marketplace competition a thing again. 100 Davids vs Goliath will fell him, and will also prevent any of those Davids from becoming the next Goliath.

        It seems counterintuitive, but we need LESS laws, not more. The Big Businesses USE the law to squash whatever competition they have.

        McDonalds is still doing fine, and 500 local burger joints will never reopen after this.

        This was an attack by Big Business, and Big Government, on small businesses AND the ideology of small government.

        If they did not have this monolithic control ENABLED by Big Government laws which restrict small people and ignore big people, big business would be unlikely to develop.

        FDR was basically a criminal with his expansion of the State.

        We need society as close to anarchy as we possibly can get because it’s the best way to stop megalomaniacs from sizing the gears of large machines. The trick is we just cannot afford to have large machines around because they tempt those with a lust for power.

        It seems so counterintitive but that’s because of propaganda blaming all this on “capitalism.” THERE IS NO CAPITALISM. The government is ENORMOUS. Capitalism does not coexist with state planning, or if it does it does so at a smaller level.

        It is a communist-type FULL STATE CONTROL plot to blame these ills on a ghost known as capitalism.

        What IS real? America is now basically a full-blown communist country.

        • Jim S Smith says:

          Big Government is “captured” by Big Corporate (as well as Big Trusts, Big Foundations, etc).

          When I said:

          The “SHERMAN ANTI-TRUST ACT” was crafted and lobbied by the Rockefeller interests!

          I was NOT mincing words!

          “Big Government” policies and legislation is mostly crafted by lawyers and attorneys FOR of EMPLOYED BY the “Big Businesses”! – This is a KNOWN FACT! ! !

          All those lobbyists and other “persuaders” who have practically the red carpet rolled out for them at virtually EVERY statehouse, the White House, and even the other regulatory agencies – are some of the best-paid in the business, paid for BY the “Big Business”!

          It’s more “Big Government” is the “symptom”!

          Let’s get our facts straight, shall we?

          Look at ALL of the huge campaign donations/contributions to each and every “favored” candidate come election time. The largest benefactors will eventually get their wished fulfilled as pay-back from the successful candidates getting “elected”!

          How can ANYONE ignore this? ? ?

          Our “governments” are nothing more than the “front doors” of a corporate system of control!

  10. Tom P. says:

    It would be interesting to know who are the main superwealthy shareholders of these three investment companies.

  11. Paul says:


    The summer sun
    What all too high,
    Buried in azure sky

    They met at Table Round
    Warriors of Sound,
    Metaled with crown

    Men of legend
    Men of fate,
    With leader great

    A servant unarmored
    Stood quiet
    Near the castled wall

    The leader rapped
    The table
    To sound

    And spoke these
    To participants abound

    “Hey what’s for lunch?”

  12. Sean says:

    Are there any rich people or businesses on planet earth that has a cause that is remotely any good?

    I could understand why participants in an industry would go along but when it is evil, how long would they go along? Forever?

    Why lust for money, power and control is so important to so many people especially when we live in a world where shortages are temporary. It looks like an abundant world to me. So I think people are just ignorant.

    • Jim S Smith says:

      Are there any rich people or businesses on planet earth that has a cause that is remotely any good?

      Not very likely!

      Most of them have either been swallowed up by the other big corporations, or destroyed altogether. In a corrupted and “gamed” economy, only the “preferred insiders” are allowed to succeed, whereas various rules and regulations are in place to keep the “bar” artificially too high for any “fair competition”.

      Best idea: Is to just do away with the special exceptions and privileges that “corporations” enjoy as advantage over the rest of the businesses!

    • Burrado says:

      Little story. I keep wondering this myself. And I have (perhaps HAD, at this point) a close personal friend who is busy making a fortune for himself in the stock market. He is a very successful trader. He brags about not losing more than $200 with his system. And he has now accumulated roughly 5 million.

      Now he says that he is building a fortune so that he can eventually do something good – along the lines of housing the homeless. Which is maybe what you are referring to. That’s the theory. But in reality, the pile of money just keeps getting bigger and bigger. And he is more tightfisted than Scrooge McDuck – which maybe isn’t surprising considering he is Scottish.

      The point I’m trying to make is that money seems to do something to men. It’s never enough. Altruistic plans almost always take a back seat to personal and family fortune. Which I can’t entirely blame anyone for. We all want to look after ourselves and our families.

      But to your point, I also believe that spreading the cash around freely and generously ultimately helps you and your family more than socking it away in some giant “cube” ever will.

    • Paul says:

      If you know the truth, which I believe you do, then that makes you rich.

      If you do the smallest good thing, then you have offset those who don’t.

      Spread your Wealth around.

      In any form you like.

      And richer, we will all be.

  13. Jim S Smith says:


    The constant harms and death continue unabated!

    These “merchants of death” will never go away, so long as their crimes continue to profit, handsomely.

  14. Anto says:

    And who is behind those three men?
    BlackRock, Vanguard and StateStret own themselves.

  15. Mate says:

    Is there an ancient, conspiratorial dark force on this planet that is, in our age, using the corporate model as its mechanism to consolidate power in order to achieve some unimaginably unholy ambition?

    Or is it that the world-historical folly of corporate greed has gotten so far out of control, its petty cosmopolitan emperors so decadent and detached from humanity, that by no grand architectural connivance it might be what ushers in a new dark age?

    In other words, are the rich actually diabolically evil, or just blasé to the point of insanity?

    I wonder about this, pretty much all the time.

    • Paul says:

      Keen sense of you.

    • JoAnn Dolberg says:

      Mate: what if it’s neither one nor the other, but it is both combined? I do believe that one.

    • Paul says:

      “Deer” JoAnn,

      I agree with you.

      Both, can be a synthesis of either.

      True Evil Ones
      & Cold Lackeys.

      A hodgepodge of Troupe-d never-do-wells.

      Either or, and both.

      Blessings to you & your Intuition/(s).

      Carry, & Sail On Matie!

    • Haniel Adhar says:

      Well, yeah.

      Ask William Bramley

    • elena says:

      it probably isn’t cosmic dark forces who came from other planets, dimensions, galaxies or similar to employ the most corrupted tribe on earth – Jews – Gray, now, forces who work for them and make Global cabal to prosper (so the Corporate Corrupted State of America is a kind-of-newborn baby- to their credit)…

      no, it is probably not that really –

      as Jack True explained – it’s us who is done so, each of one of us on our individual levels: some of individuals created the outcome of our reality, some other did do nothing or damage and with summing up the story – you will have the totality measurement of what we have now.

      We are complicit in all this and what is happening is an ultimately our fault if not the goal. Ours, – not theirs, not any one else’s –
      it is a summit of what we created and therefore – deserve.

      Don’t believe me? Just go to take a look on your neighbor who did learn how to live in denial – during his life time..
      Do you have your kids who is going to schools (and, as for now, not even going there) and coming home indoctrinated (not even anymore) but unlearned anything they could? Do you have a bank account? Chase bank? Did you put mask on your face or you protested and fight the unbelievable crap? Or you did check by learning some epidemiology or virology materials…Probably not – it’s a hard effort to find anything truthful on the market of ‘+ ‘knowledge’= deception and you need to go to work next morning to sustain the the stuff you like to call human tragedy, though you are not far from truthful definition..
      See, there is so much to go ahead with and we know it.
      So what everyone want really to know: who is behind the stupid picture? – it is our mirrored ugly faces which is laughing on its own reflection out loud just to make you scream and himself to lough even more.

  16. ELder Son says:

    What I personally know about the Cooties after being exposed to multiple PCR Tested Positive people since the “pandemic”.

    What else do I know? The Influenza took a dramatic drop and disappeared during the “pandemic”.

  17. Greg says:

    Regardless of where you are employed, you can bet that your CEOs and top managers knew an event was on it’s way well before 2020. That inlcudes your local politicians and heads of law enforcement. Everything about this event was planned years in advance. A rank and file, chain of command from the top down for policies and procedures.

    • Bodych says:

      It sure *was* planned. As soon as the SHTF (immediately), there were ads on the tv by the big corporations, showing everybody doing the China rituals.

      A producer of tv ads later wrote, there was no way in hell these ads could have been written, produced, distributed, etc., in the record time they first aired. That person said they couldn’t have even hired the ads’ actors that quickly.

      THEY KNEW. Oddly, it was seeing one of these ads for the first time that triggered me: I realized that reality was not what it seemed.

  18. Fanny Adams says:

    Thanks for this article Jon, as it explains so much about the complicity of whole communities in lockdown.

    These so called sheeple are in fact under duress by the medical industry.

    Particularly Victorians in Australia who experience serial lockdowns that are severely monitored by the heavy handed police.

    However much the common people erupt into expressions of opposition, the controlling factions manage to keep the lid on the fury, witness businesses folding, unemployment and confusion.

    The medical industrial cartel controls everything, and one day hopefully in my lifetime we will see a total collapse of that industry…

  19. Amy says:

    Mind boggling!!!!
    Can’t understand though that most people fall for the seduction of fake money and believe it holds power? Humanity is still very immature and insecure.

  20. Bertram Cohen says:

    I wish that a strong public movement would emerge to demand proof that ALL advocates of Fauci’s rules and their families would have to take the COVID vaccine.
    I suspect that our ‘elites’ are not taking the vaccine and may be lying if they claim to be vaccinated. “Proof” would mean that a citizens’ committee wold be in charge to make sure that real vaccines were given to our elites. The reaction of Fauci, Bill Gates, Schumer, Peloci, Biden and others would be revealing.

  21. Dr. W! says:

    How about this: Corona-C00ties. (Corona is a net negative, so it is hard to ascribe any other number than zeroes.) Imagine a stealth depopulation agenda so diabolical, ‘Doubly-speaking’ with dozens of mathematical multiples of overtones – jamming and confusing the cortices (the brains of the ‘great unwashed’) to stages of pure befuddlement. Only those most solidly grounded in the ‘real world reality’ will likely ever percieve the agenda’s central throbbing theme: “DIE you pesky peasants, DIE.” “We, your lords and masters don’t need you anymore. Fools, you have helped us to build the walls which will contain you until your end.”
    “And, oh yes we have used our stealth tech to convince you to value material wealth above all else. That’s why we call ourselves ‘Vanguard,” “Blackrock” and such. This joke is on you!”

    Regardless of whatever happens to or ‘with’ the physical body, the immortal soul keeps the records. Access them!

  22. J.Barlow says:

    Rockefeller men, all 3 of them. An unholy trinity of psychopaths, whose mantra is make ’em ill, make ’em pay, from the cradle to the grave, no profit in healthy folks!

  23. jim carter says:

    How is it that these three men obtained the enormous funds necessary to buy controlling equity in all of these corporate entities ???? Embezzlement, you suggest ? I agree.

  24. Haniel Adhar says:

    Well, now we know why the medical establishment doesn’t want anyone to take vitamins.

    Their entire business structure is based on deficiency diseases.

    • Jim S Smith says:


      – “A sick client is a repeat client, and guaranteed profits. While a healthy one, will never darken your door.

  25. RivCity says:

    Great overview – great job of investigation!

  26. Brian says:

    Every time I talk about the Corona virus, and I say anything about money being involved it turns off the listener. I find that our society in general does not like to follow the money trails, could it be years if not decades of indoctrination to believe this, that money does not play a large role in crimes? All of this came to a head when the WTC went down and the Pentagon was hit by some object on 9/11. Or perhaps people don’t see a crime and therefore believe everything they’re told like good useful idiots, even though the State has been lying and stealing from them ever since their birth.

  27. Bert Powers says:

    Another great article.

  28. Steve Stars says:

    Thanks Jon, for exposing BlackRock,

    Here’s a little ditty that has been circulating on the web. I can’t absolutely validate all the direct connections, but I would wager they are about 90% accurate:

    The cookie crumbles

    And so the cookie starts to crumble…
    Daylight killers…
    The masks begin to fall off!

    “The Chinese biological laboratory in Wuhan is owned by Glaxosmithkline,
    which (accidentally) owns Pfizer!” (the one who makes the vaccine against
    the virus which was (accidentally) started at the Wuhan Biological Lab and
    which was (accidentally) funded by Dr. Fauci, who (accidentally) promotes
    the vaccine!

    “GlaxoSmithKline is (accidentally) managed by the finance division of Black
    Rock, which (accidentally) manages the finances of the Open Foundation
    Company (Soros Foundation), which (accidentally) manages the French AXA!
    “Soros (accidentally) owns the German company Winterthur, which
    (accidentally) built a Chinese laboratory in Wuhan and was bought by the
    German Allianz, which (coincidentally) has Vanguard as a shareholder, who
    (coincidentally) is a shareholder of Black Rock,” which (coincidentally)
    controls central banks and manages about a third of global investment

    “‘Black Rock’ is also (coincidentally) a major shareholder of MICROSOFT,
    owned by Bill Gates, who (coincidentally) is a shareholder of Pfizer (which
    – remember? Sells a miracle vaccine) and (coincidentally) is now the first
    sponsor of the ‘WHO’!

    “Now you understand how a dead bat sold in a wet market in China has infected
    the WHOLE PLANET!”


  29. Dina padilla says:

    It’s time for these three and those connected to be tried in a Nuremberg trial for crimes against humanity!

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