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Bill Gates surprised by 'evil and crazy' conspiracies about himself

The billionaire talked about the pandemic conspiracy theories against him and gave his approval for the Biden team rejoining the W.H.O.

Updated: January 27, 2021 - 6:06pm

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Microsoft founder and billionaire Bill Gates has acknowledged the conspiracy theories and hatred directed toward him, and he hopes it "goes away."

In an interview with Reuters on Wednesday, Gates said he would like to explore what is behind the "evil" and "crazy conspiracy theories" that circulate through social media.

From the beginning of the pandemic, Gates seemed to be at the center of the solution and drew attention for his position in healthcare with no medical background. He is also behind millions of dollars in vaccine funding and a total of $1.75 billion in coronavirus assistance.

"But do people really believe that stuff?" Gates asked, referring to the rumors that the pandemic is intentionally profitable and the vaccines are used to insert trackable microchips into populations.

"We're really going to have to get educated about this over the next year and understand ... how does it change peoples' behavior and how should we have minimized this?"

Gates added that he is "excited" about the Biden team and is happy the U.S. has rejoined the World Health Organization.