Bill Gates' daughter has just made the best joke about getting the COVID-19 vaccine.
Read on to hear what she had to say...
Microsoft founder Bill Gates has done an awful lot in the last year to try and help combat the COVID-19 pandemic...
Including donating millions towards developing a vaccine.
However, despite his efforts, conspiracy theories have been rife online about Gates' intentions with the vaccine...
And some have even gone far enough to suggest Gates wanted to "microchip" people through the vaccine.
But it seems that Gates and his family have found these theories rather amusing...
And Jennifer Gates, the daughter of the multi-billionaire, has just poked a lot of fun at her father after getting the COVID-19 vaccine herself.
Here's the full story...
Now, there is absolutely no denying that Bill Gates is one very successful guy.
Well, he doesn't have the shabbiest of resumes; he is the co-founder of Microsoft, and is now one of the richest men in the world, with his net worth coming in at around $124 billion dollars, according to Forbes.
Microsoft has grown to become one of the largest and most successful tech companies in the world...
Mainly because the company wrote and developed one of the most-used computer software in the world!
According to Forbes, Microsoft is the third biggest company in the world, with an estimated worth of $947 billion dollars.
Not bad for a college dropout, right?
Yep, Bill Gates never actually graduated.
He dropped out of college in 1975... Because college life really isn't for everyone! A mere 2 years after enrolling, Gates left Harvard and re-joined his partner, Paul Allen, whom he had started a small computer company with when he was just fifteen.
Cue the birth of Microsoft.
Fast forward a couple of years and the pair had created their company, Microsoft.
The name Microsoft came from a blend of the words "micro-computer" and "software," and was officially launched in Albuquerque, New Mexico, in 1976.
Microsoft went from strength to strength.After nearly ten years of writing and developing the Microsoft operating systems, the company released its crowning achievement in 1985: Microsoft Windows.
And he didn't stop there.
So, as you can see, Gates' net worth is somewhat deserved...
via: GettyAnd he is incredibly generous with his wealth! It is estimated that he has given away around $45 billion over the years to his and his wife's charity, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, which primarily works to combat global poverty. Their work has saved millions of lives.
The Gates' have also donated a lot of money in the last year toward the devastating coronavirus pandemic.
In August 2020, the wealthy couple donated a staggering $150 million to the world's largest vaccine manufacturer, Serum Institute of India, to provide up to 100 million Covid-19 vaccine doses to poorer nations priced at less than $3 a dose.
Although this was an insanely generous donation...
And a clear sign that Gates wanted to help combat the virus, this didn't stop the spread of some shocking conspiracy theories online.
Since the pandemic began over a year ago, millions of conspiracies have spread over the internet fuelling misinformation about COVID, its origins, and the motives of those working to fight it.
Many included claims that Gates and Dr. Anthony Fauci, the chief medical advisor to the president, "created" the pandemic to try and control people.
It was also claimed that Gates wanted to profit from the pandemic...
Imagine if all the "Bill Gates is going to microchip us with the vaccine!" Folks put their energy into fighting this instead ?— 😩☁️ (@WearySky) January 24, 2021
And that he wanted to use vaccines to insert "trackable microchips" into people.
Yep, you really can't make these things up!
It all started to get out of hand...
Am loving the conspiracy theory of bill gates using his private jet to spread COVID in the atmosphere and be the case zero originator around the world.— Matthew Worner (@matthewworner) January 23, 2021
And even though it was clear that a vast majority knew that these conspiracies were just a load of made-up nonsense, the amount of people spreading them on the internet was rather alarming.
Well, a few months on from all the conspiracy madness, Gates finally spoke out about it all.
During an interview with Reuters, the billionaire said the millions of online posts and "crazy conspiracy theories" about him and about Dr. Anthony Fauci had likely taken hold in part because of the combination of a frightening viral pandemic and the rise of social media.
He's just as surprised as we all are!
"Nobody would have predicted that I and Dr. Fauci would be so prominent in these really evil theories," Gates said.
"I'm very surprised by that. I hope it goes away."
Well, it seems that it won't be going away any time soon...
And that's all thanks to Gates' daughter, Jennifer Gates.
The second-year medical student at New York's Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai received her COVID-19 vaccine recently...
And she decided to make a joke to dispel the wild conspiracy theories that are still being made about her dad.
Taking to Instagram, the twenty-four-year-old wrote:
"It's been over a year since the SarsCOV2 variant emerged, and we now have more solutions, including immunizations, to help protect individuals and communities. I am beyond privileged to receive my first dose of mRNA to teach my cells to amount a protective immune response to this virus."
"As a medical student and aspiring physician, I am grateful it will give me protection and safety for my future practice."
"I'd urge everyone to read more and strongly consider it for yourself and your families when you are provided the option. The more people who get immunized, the safer our communities are for everyone," she explained.
"Saying thank you doesn't begin to describe my gratitude for the physicians, scientists, public health experts, pharmacists and so many others who made this achievement in modern medicine possible."
"Our healthcare workers have been working tirelessly to save as many lives as possible, and this vaccine will only increase their ability to succeed."
Gates then decided to crack a joke about her dad and his involvement in the development of the vaccine.
"Sadly the vaccine did NOT implant my genius father into my brain," she wrote.
"If only mRNA had that power!"
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