Originally posted by AthlonSavage
reply to post by CIAGypsy
How rich are the Rockerfellers and Rothchilds presently?
How does their wealth compare with a contemporary wealthy figure as Bill gates?
Bloomberg keeps a daily posting on who the richest people in the world are....
Bloomberg Daily Billionaire Index
Mr. Gates is #2 on the list. Neither a Rockefeller nor a Rothschild is anywhere on the list....
And you can't say it is because their wealth
is tied up in other assets outside of their direct control, because that is taken into account in the compilation of data.
Bloomberg Billionaire Index - Methodology
No assumptions are made about personal debt. Family members often hold a portion of the billionaire’s assets. Such transfers don’t change the
nature of who ultimately controls the fortune. As a result, Bloomberg News operates under the rule that all billionaire fortunes are inherently family
Further add to this discussion....a while back I posted a study that was done in Europe about networks of companies and the global "control" that they
exhibit. The study calculates the top fifty companies who, through their contracts, subsidiaries, etc, exhibit the most control on the global
economy. The top 20 companies are:
The Top Fifty Corporate Owners
1. Barclays plc
2. Capital Group Companies Inc
3. FMR Corporation
5. State Street Corporation
6. JP Morgan Chase & Co
7. Legal & General Group plc
8. Vanguard Group Inc
9. UBS AG
10. Merrill Lynch & Co Inc
11. Wellington Management Co LLP
12. Deutsche Bank AG
13. Franklin Resources Inc
14. Credit Suisse Group
15. Walton Enterprises LLC (holding company for Wal-Mart heirs)
16. Bank of New York Mellon Corp
18. Goldman Sachs Group Inc
19. T Rowe Price Group Inc
20. Legg Mason Inc
The 147 Companies that Control Everything
Now...you might be tempted to say "ah ha!" because there *are* several....no, many....financial firms in the list. However, take a look at the boards
and executives of those companies. They are *not* loaded with Rothschilds or Rockefellers. Most of them are probably people you have NEVER
Shortly after the release of the study, another article came out that put the list in perspective:
The 147 Companies that run the world?
Most of the companies on the top 50 list are simply investment companies – they aren’t operating companies. (The only obvious example is #50 China
Petrochemical.) The enormous size of these companies is simply a reflection of the way most people invest in the public markets, through mutual funds,
money funds and other vehicles. Disturbing? Nah. Simply a reflection of the way most people invest in the markets.
In short, it isn’t Barclays (a larger manager of index funds), Capital Group (which runs the American Group of funds) and FMR (the holding
company for the Fidelity Funds) that controls the world – you do, via holdings in mutual funds, both through retirement funds and in brokerage
accounts. This is no secret cabal; this is the capital markets at work, allowing everyone a way to save for college, a new home and retirement.
edit on 27-8-2013 by CIAGypsy because: (no reason given)