Facebook and Monsanto: top shareholders are identical

Facebook and Monsanto: top shareholders are identical

by Jon Rappoport

March 22, 2014


Seven of the top 12 shareholders of Facebook and Monsanto are identical.

Even more to the point, three of the top five shareholders are the same.

The top shareholder, at the moment, in Monsanto is The Vanguard Group, which is number two on the list of top Facebook shareholders.

FMR, LLC, is the number one Facebook shareholder. For Monsanto, it’s number two.

The State Street Corporation is the number three shareholder for both Facebook and Monsanto.

BlackRock Institutional Trust Company is Monsanto’s number five shareholder, and ranks at number four for Facebook.

The other top dozen shareholders of both Monsanto and Facebook are Jennison Associates, Sands Capital Management, and the Vanguard Total Stock Market Index Fund.

(Note: If you consult open listings (for example, investors.morningstar.com), you can look at the major shareholders of these two publicly traded companies, Monsanto and Facebook).

Yes, these are all investment funds, and they spread their enormous money around. They own shares of many, many publicly traded companies.

But the comparison of Monsanto and Facebook illustrates how, at the top of the food chain, there is connected wealth. These investment funds can, if they choose to, intercede in companies’ proxy votes to alter company policy.

And of course, in case a company decides to take a controversial stance on a political issue, or introduce a new product that would disrupt the foundations of the economic status quo, the investment funds can exert punishment:

Suddenly selling off millions of shares and avoiding the company like poison would have a severely negative effect.

As long as these companies proceed with business as usual, there’s really nothing to notice. The system hums in its normal way. And that’s the whole point. Don’t rock the boat.

The Matrix Revealed

Facebook operating as a consumer self-spying machine, laying out people’s personal details? Monsanto taking over the food supply with its dangerous and toxic GMO-pesticide technology?

No problem.

That’s business as usual. And the same top investment funds will continue to hold millions of shares in both companies. Because both companies are part of the same overall system.

That’s “normal.”

You have a company that intends to launch a new cheap energy technology that would revolutionize the planet? Or a natural plant-based treatment for cancer that actually works, with no devastating adverse effects? And you’re going to go public and look for vital and necessary support from investment funds?

That’s a whole other issue. That’s definitely not normal. Watch out.

You’ve got torpedoes heading your way.

Jon Rappoport

The author of two explosive collections, THE MATRIX REVEALED and EXIT FROM 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 emails at www.nomorefakenews.com

30 comments on “Facebook and Monsanto: top shareholders are identical

  1. joekano76 says:

    Reblogged this on TheFlippinTruth.

  2. […] Facebook and Monsanto: top shareholders are identical. […]

  3. M Gill says:

    list or include hyperlink to sources (re investors)

    • theodorewesson says:

      If you consult open listings (for example, investors.morningstar.com), you can look at the major shareholders of these two publicly traded companies.

  4. escapefromobamastan says:

    What happened to the anti-monopoly laws of what’s left of the United States? Soon we’re all going to be singing “I sold my soul to the Company Store”.

    • Molly says:

      The anti monopoly laws went out during Reagans years of De-Regulation. We are now living the consequences of his policies. Think of the beginning and how the airlines gobbled each other up. And it tumbled on from there. The oil spills are yet another example of what De-Regulation brought us. And with the investor profiles written of above, that is the large scale damaging repercussion, a direct causation to his policy.

  5. truthfarmer says:

    Reblogged this on Truth Farmer and commented:
    If you’re a regular follower of my blog, you may know I quit Facebook on Constitution Day. I didn’t know the following info at the time, but I simply do not want to be assimilated. Rappoport has done some incredible work in exposing the control paradigm for a good long time now. I hope you benefit from this information.

  6. HS says:

    This story gets better. FMR is Fidelity Management and Research — the largest 401(k) management fund in the world. Thus, that’s our retirement money that is capitalizing these components. Reason #45133 that the 401(k) was one of the greatest scams over perpetuated by Wall Street.

  7. John says:

    List some names…

  8. Clint R says:

    Government (tax and pension money) is the main investor in those mutual funds and vote its own share of shares. Mutual funds cover as a front for government “institutional” investors. Why are you not making this clear?


  9. anon says:

    Facebook and Monsanto: 7 of Top 10 Shareholders IDENTICAL

    “They” like to keep it in the family.

    I wonder how many people who eat organic, are Facebook users?

  10. Corporate inbreeding is a serious problem. If more people were aware of how insidious it is, we’d have a better chance of ridding the world of this plague. Great post. Thanks.

  11. Reblogged this on sammyalinaeem and commented:
    I don’t completely believe this guy but certain facts check out.

  12. paschn1 says:

    In addition to this, isn’t it “odd” that, although “the Synagogue” manufactures the poison, purchases a stable of D.C. blow-flies, co-opts our (ROFLMAO!!), federal agencies created to protect us from the evil corporations, sets up a coterie of immoral “scientists” to blab about how safe this trash is, in the end, to protect their own from it’s poison, they simply dub it NON-Kosher. So, yet again, we see a huge, black gorilla in the room and the ignorant denizens of the west still think they’re gonna get “warm and fuzzy” from them. I swear, if The Christ himself came down, performed a miracle, then said; “Look folks, I repeatedly warned you about the treachery of the Synagogue, even labeled them to make it real easy to protect yourselves, gird your loins and be alert”. These maddening fools would not only grab him, hand him over to them, they’d ask; “have you got enough nails?

  13. As both Monsanto and Facebook are publicly listed companies, and can be invested into by anyone with money, this news does not surprise me — not that it makes any difference.

    The investment funds mentioned (Blackrock and Vanguard) are *passive* or *index* fund managers, who try to mirror the market; that is, they do exactly what average “man on the street” Wall Street investors do.

    If they do the opposite of what ordinary everyday investors do, including buying, selling or voting differently, this would be a violation of the investment fund’s own constitution. This action would be corporately prohibited and would also lose investors for the investment companies.

    The hands of the investment companies are tied: by whom? Ordinary people, like you and me. We have the power, not them.

    If normal people started to sell massive stocks in Facebook and Monsanto, then the investment companies would be forced to sell their stock also, whether they wanted to do so or not. These *passive* or *index* investment companies have no dream to poison the world or steal your information; they have no other agenda than mirroring the performance of the S&P500 or a similar benchmark.

    Owning stock in Monsanto does not make a person evil, nor does it prove an investment firm has a hidden agenda. However, spreading rumours that Facebook is owned by Monsanto, in order to boost more business for their own social media site? Well, that’s immoral, unethical or just plain criminal business.

    ~ Dr Jeremy Britton DipFA SA(Fin) AAHA DipPH DD
    20 year veteran financial planner, stock market analyst, investment commentator and author of several books on investment.

    (BTW– I do not support Monsanto’s market practices, I do not like GMO’s or toxic artificial farming. I make my protest by refusing to purchase their products, and allowing them to slowly lose money. I do not like Monsanto, and I am aware of the over-population, sterilization NWO agenda. I do not agree with this, and recently published a blog article on how, with new technology and fair distribution, our planet could sustain a population of 100 Billion. I do not like Monsanto’s corporate agenda; however, anyone who would publish untruths or deliberately misleading information, or badmouth another company to make their own alternative company look better, is not a company to be trusted either. If you wish to avoid evil, let your own actions be wholesome, without accusing others falsely, and let he who is without sin, cast the first stone.

  14. gertrude says:

    So is there any medium to share like on FB, that is not owned by the wrong investors. If there is not one, can one bed started. I have been reading this for months now. but there are so many alternatives to choose from, that i have no idea, for they all could go down the same ally as FB has done. Just like all these local consumer iniatitives to sell surplus stuf cheap are sold to ebay and turn into a moneymaking machine. I believe many people are willing to change, but someone has to present them the facts. For personally i would not know how to research that.

  15. […] Facebook and Monsanto: top shareholders are identical. […]

  16. John Fitzgerald McIntyre says:

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