Klaus Schwab

Who is Klaus Schwab?

10 August 2022

2.2 MINS

Nation First takes a look at the founder of the World Economic Forum.

Klaus Schwab is the brains behind the World Economic Forum (WEF), being both the organisation’s founder and chairman since its inception in 1971.

Schwab was born and raised in Ravensburg, Germany. And, yes, there is a Nazi connection.

His father Eugen was the director of industrial company Escher Wyss AG, which used forced labour supplied by the Third Reich in its role as a key supplier of and researcher for the Nazi war effort.

After graduating as a mechanical engineer in Zurich in 1961, Klaus Schwab followed in his father’s footsteps, taking a role on the board of directors at Escher Wyss AG.

Under his watch, the company furnished apartheid South Africa with supplies in its quest for nuclear weapons.

Many Pies

Schwab has earned a doctorate in economics from a Swiss university, and a Master of Public Administration from Harvard.

He was the professor of business policy at the University of Geneva from 1972 to 2003 and maintains an Honorary Professor title there today.

He has served on several company boards, including The Swatch Group and The Daily Mail Group.

For fifty years, Schwab’s appetite for influence over global politics has seen him court heads of state, leading business executives, and the world’s scientific and academic elite at WEF’s headquarters in Davos.

Schwab has authored several infamously shoddy books where he has disseminated his pet topics of ‘stakeholder capitalism’, the Great Reset and transhumanism.


Klaus Schwab’s vision is to use COVID-19 as a catalyst to transform the world’s economy to give governments and corporations (that share his worldview) unprecedented control over what we eat, how far we travel, the size of our families and dwellings, and what biotechnology will be injected into our bodies — all for ‘global security’ and the betterment of humanity, of course.

The future envisioned by Schwab is one in which elites who own waterfront mansions, yachts and private jets strip away the privacy and civil liberties of the rest of us through carbon footprint tracking modelled on Communist China’s social credit system.

Of greatest concern is that Schwab is happy to circumvent the democratic will of citizens to achieve his globalist dreams.

He argues that national governments are no longer “the overwhelmingly dominant actors on the world stage” and that, moving forward, the world is best governed by a self-selected coalition of multinational corporations, governments and civil society organisations.

International thinktank Transnational Institute has warned that gatherings like those in Davos are “a silent global coup d’état” to capture global governance.

The World Economic Forum pays no federal taxes despite taking in hundreds of millions of dollars annually.

Moreover, the WEF’s financial reports are opaque, showing no breakdown of income or expenditure.

Klaus Schwab has drawn criticism for mixing the finances of WEF with his own for-profit business ventures.

In 1998, for example, the WEF awarded a multimillion-dollar contract to USWeb, which was soon followed by Schwab taking a board seat at the company and reaping valuable stock options.

While claiming that high management salaries are “no longer socially acceptable”, Schwab himself enjoys an annual salary of around one million Swiss Francs (US$1.03 million).

To paraphrase a World Economic Forum ad that has gained global infamy, you will own nothing, and Klaus Schwab will be happy.


Originally published at Nation First.


We need your help. The continued existence of the Daily Declaration depends on the generosity of readers like you. Donate now. The Daily Declaration is committed to keeping our site free of advertising so we can stay independent and continue to stand for the truth.

Fake news and big-tech censorship make the work of the Canberra Declaration and our Christian news site the Daily Declaration more important than ever. Take a stand for family, faith, freedom, life, and truth. Support us as we shine a light in the darkness. Donate today.


One Comment

  1. Ken Grundy 15 August 2022 at 9:13 am - Reply


    I have been reading George Christensen’s column which frequently quotes you. Can you please remind me if the following people have been ‘students’ of Karl Schwab and the WEF? I don’t wish to name the wrong ones in an item for the press.
    Names: Justin Trudeau; Jacinda Ahern (NZ); Josh Frydenburg; senator Bragg and Tanya Plibersek.

    Hoping for your prompt reply.

    Ken Grundy Naracoorte SA 0458 624 701

Leave A Comment

Recent Articles

  • 29 September 2022

    3.8 MINS

    In what seems to be politically motivated prosecution, a case has been reopened against 48-year-old pro-life leader Mark Houck, for allegedly pushing a patient escort outside an abortion clinic last year. Armed FBI agents arrested the father of seven at his family home. Catholic Vote [...]

  • 29 September 2022

    2.9 MINS

    From 1.8 million years of life lost in Australia to almost a trillion dollars of financial costs, the COVID-19 lockdowns over the past three years have cost Australians far more than they have delivered. That’s according to a new research analysis by the Institute of [...]

  • 29 September 2022

    2.1 MINS

    Jacinda Ardern proposes taxing emissions from farm animals. Decimating the agricultural sector seems an acceptable sacrifice for jet-setting politicians. New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has stood in for Prince William at a UN conference, describing herself as “an extremely poor substitute”. Other examples of [...]

  • 29 September 2022

    1.8 MINS

    The Respect for Marriage Act currently before Congress would enforce not only the acceptance of same-sex unions, but also "marriages" with multiple partners. This would further erode the right of children to be raised by their mother and father in a stable, faithful long-term relationship. [...]

  • 29 September 2022

    1.9 MINS

    The killing of Republican teen Cayler Ellingson over his political views is a terrible travesty, but the mainstream media seem to be sweeping it under the carpet. When 16-year-old Covington Catholic student Nick Sandmann merely smiled at 64-year-old Native American activist Nathan Phillips, who approached [...]

  • 28 September 2022

    6.2 MINS

    Good news seems to be coming out of Italy. A 45-year-old pro-family and pro-life conservative has become Italy’s first female Prime Minister. Giorgia Meloni was a conservative journalist who entered Italian politics in 2006. Since 2014 she has led the Brothers of Italy political party, [...]

  • 28 September 2022

    0.8 MINS

    And the progressive left are terrified! Italy has its first-ever female Prime Minister -- and the progressive left are NOT happy. Which is weird, right? Because it’s the progressive left who bang on about the need for more women in politics, and about the importance [...]