Bill Gates Ranked 'the Most Powerful Doctor in the World,' According to Google
Search engine lists billionaire in the top spot, despite not being qualified
Microsoft founder Bill Gates is listed as "the world's most powerful doctor," according to Google's search results.
However, despite positioning himself as a medical expert throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Gates is not a qualified doctor.
While many have been questioning Gates's medical credentials, his critics say the bizarre search result is actually because the billionaire's priorities have shifted into line with those of the World Health Organization (WHO).
Over the past decade, the world’s third-richest man has become the WHO’s second-largest donor.
The Google result is reportedly based on a 2017 Politico article outlining Gates’s "sway" over WHO.
The article is titled: “Meet the world’s most powerful doctor: Bill Gates.”
According to Insider Paper, the Politico article is why the Gates is listed as the top-ranking answer (even in snippet-results) of the Google search.
Below is the excerpt from the Politico article:
Meet the world’s most powerful doctor: Bill Gates The software mogul’s sway over the World Health Organization spurs criticism about misplaced priorities and undue influence.
If you look, Gates’s name actually appears in the majority of the results on the front page for this query.
News of the billionaire's new status on Google didn't go down well on social media, however.
A user on Twitter wrote, “Who is the most powerful doctor? Google it.
"The results will shock you.”
Another user said, “Google ‘who is the most powerful doctor in the world’, tell me what comes up, and then try to tell me I’m a conspiracy theorist.”
“Why is it when you google the most powerful Doctor in the world Bill Gates pops up?,” a user on Twitter raised a question.
Many users pointed out that it’s not just Google but also Apple's Siri that gives you the same answer.
If you ask Siri the same question, then it will show you the same search results, the answer to which is Bill Gates.
A user tweeted, “Interestingly enough I asked Siri who is the most powerful doctor in the world she said Bill Gates, I then asked who was the most powerful medical doctor in the world, again Bill Gates… crazy!!”
Yet despite Big Tech's insistence on the matter, Bill Gates does not have a conventional medical degree.
In 1973, he enrolled at Harvard University but left two years later to found Microsoft.
Gates has, however, received several honorary degrees, both medical and legal.