Originally posted by Anonymous ATS
Just found this discussion. The elites' wealth is unmeasurable. They are technically above the monetary system. Rockefeller, Rothschild, Murdoch, etc., they all own the major basis's of this world's economy. Rockefeller and Rothschild own the central banks that we get our monies from. Murdoch owns the DOW, essentially owning a piece of every company in the stock market. He is the market.
You never hear of them because if the world understood exactly who they are and what they own, chaos may breakout. The common people are not meant to understand how the economy of the world runs. They are not meant to know who actually owns countries since the placement of the monetary system and it's central banks, which are not owned nor monitored by the federal governments.
Legally, the government can not monitor them because they are above the federal government. It is their money that we are borrowing with interest. They are loaning us money, making the amounts we would have to pay in return to the central banks more than ever possible to repay. The elite own everything via owning the money. Technically, you have no money, you owe them what is in your wallet, bank, and all your possessions because you borrowed the money and have yet to repay the loan. This making the elite the true owners of the world. They could call in their loans at anytime and everything would collapse.
Perhaps we all should contact the elite and thank them for not pursuing us all on repaying the loan like your local bank would. They could take everything you think you own by repossessing for nonpayment.
So, how much are the people that own the world worth? All the money in the world. Money is just an idea to them. Meet your masters, and there is nothing you can do about it without throwing the world into anarchy.
Originally posted by KilgoreTrout
Just found this thread - i realise that it hasn't been active for a while but there may still be some interest.
The point of the rothschilds is that they have a Family Trust, as such there are strict conditions on inheritence and therefore the wealth of the family is almost a bank in itself. Each member of the family (direct lineage, possibly male only) will receive an income from that trust on the condition that they follow a certain path ie. they must go into the family businesses. If they choose against this they probably only get a nominal living expense etc.
If you look at the Rothschild there is a trend for those who don't go into the financial side of things to follow a career in botany, Zoology or one of the other life sciences, so I would assume there is a facility for them to recieve an income if they do this as an alternative.
Additionally with a family trust they can 'borrow' money from the trust in the form of interest free (or nominal interest) loans - again I would presume that to do so there would be a set criterion.
By all accounts it was the original Rothschild - Mayer - who set up this Trust and that it is as tight a trust as you can get. This is the only way to defy the three generation wealth retention rule.
As a Family Trust it operates outside of taxation - only what comes out qualifies for tax etc. It also makes it impossible to quantify its wealth - which works brilliantly for a number of reasons. Nobody can touch the major amount, it can be a bank and used as a line of credit, and no-one ever knows what you are worth, you could have nothing in there and still lead people to believe that you had trillions, lending money on invisible, untraceable capital. It is a secret and sewn up so tight that it is beyond scrutiny.
No one member has control and in any case no one can override the original trust.
Of the Rothschilds, some are independently wealthy, like Jacob. He set up his own companies and has amassed a considerable fortune. However he was able to this, because he was able to access interest free loans from the Rothschild Family Trust.
This is why anyone with money - comes to Britain to bank. British banking rules allow for this practice - which in effect preserves the wealth for generations and limits the taxation possiblities on that wealth, for example it prevents the payment of inheritance tax.
It doesn't answer the OPs question, but that is because the question cannot be answered.
Originally posted by qwerty1234
A few of the people who posted on this need to do some research first or not take everything at face value. All I did was search, "how much money is in the world?" One website had the total world net worth as 46.5 trillion dollars. So there is no family out there with hundreds of trillions of dollars, lol. Here's the link askville.amazon.com...