Johnson & Johnson

Johnson & Johnson is an American multinational pharmaceutical company based in New Brunswick, New Jersey.


In May 2002, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation purchased stock in Johnson & Johnson.1)



Janssen Pharmaceuticals is the pharmaceutical arm of J&J.


Johnson & Johnson acquired Actelion in 2017 for $30 billion.2)



Johnson & Johnson is ranked in the top 10 “Most Penalized Parent Companies”, with a total of $14,760,947,763 paid in financial penalties.3)

Payments from Johnson & Johnson

The following is a developing list of individuals and organizations that Johnson & Johnson has given money to related to the COVID-19 pandemic. People and groups included on this list are relevant due to positions of authority or influence in the crisis, and are of note in considering how J&J or Janssen may have manipulated the COVID-19 response through a payment network. Inclusion on this list does not constitute an accusation of wrongdoing without substantiating evidence.

Payments to Organizations

Name Type Amount Description
SickKids Donation $10,000,000.00+ Lifetime donations to the SickKids Foundation.4)
Bank, D., & Buckman, R. (2002, May 17). Gates Foundation buys stakes in drug makers. Wall Street Journal.
O’Donnell, C. (2021, November 12). How Johnson & Johnson became the sprawling healthcare giant it is today. Reuters.
Violation Tracker 100 Most Penalized Parent Companies | Corporate Research Project of Good Jobs First. Good Jobs First. Retrieved February 28, 2022, from

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