10 most powerful families with the ultra authority to control the world
You have probably heard the theory that almost all the money in the world is controlled by powerful families.
Some of these powerful families spend it on things they want and others prefer to live quiet lives. But there is one thing that is similar among all of them, their social status and their position in society that is surrounded by many mysteries.
Below are the details of most powerful families with the ultra authority to control the world.
1. The Rockefellers
Let’s talk about the first one on the list of powerful families.
There are legends around the amount of money the Rockefellers have. Nobody knows the exact number but according to different sources, it is estimated to be from $1 to 3 trillion.
The family became famous thanks to John Rockefeller, the first ever millionaire. At the end of the 19th century, the family-controlled 90% of the entire oil market in the US. Almost all modern oil companies of the US began with the Rockefellers.
2. The Morgans
Multiple political theories believe that the Morgans determine the political course of the US and control all the banks in the world.
The first person in the Morgan clan John Pierpont Morgan started the first financial empire in the US. He sold weapons during the Civil War and was almost prosecuted for that.
Even now, the Morgans are one of the most influential families in the banking sphere. They have branches not only in the US but also in Europe.
Some members of the family also used to control General Motors and General Electric.
3. The House of Saud
The House of Saud is the royal dynasty that has been ruling Saudi Arabia since 1932. The head of the family is king Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and the number of family members in this dynasty is about 25,000.
The head of the family has the absolute political power and family members have important governmental and military positions. The family members of the House of Saud can get any job they want inside the country.
They also control about 20% of the global oil reserves. It makes them one of the prominment figures in the powerful families of the word.
4. The Rothschilds
The Rothschilds were one of the richest families in the world at the time of Napoleon. The dynasty was started by Mayer Amschel Rothschild. In Germany, he set up a huge banking business and created his own financial empire.
There are have been a lot of different theories and rumors around their family. Some people say that they control all the money in the world and all the financial institutions. Others think that the Rothschilds sponsor and encourage most of the wars.
The amount of money the Rothschilds have is estimated to be around $2 trillion.
- They make investments.
- They control trading and banking.
- They own several vineyards and companies that produce oil and gas.
5. The Baruch
Bernard Baruch, the person who started this clan, was the advisor for 5 US presidents and a close friend of Sir Winston Churchill. He was the person who came up with the term “Cold War,” and he controlled the inventions of the atomic bomb.
Some people think he was the person who created the world government. There is very little information about the heir of the Baruch empire.
He had 2 daughters and a son. His son, Bernard Baruch Jr. died in the 90s. There is no information about the grandchildren of Bernard. Some people believe that they are hidden on purpose and that they still control the US government.
6. The Waltons
In 1962, Sam Walton opened the first Walmart store. This was how he made himself one of the richest people in the world. Over time, the Walmart chain became the biggest chain store in the US.
After Sam Walton’s death, the company has been controlled by his wife and 4 children.
The family controls supermarkets and Arvest Bank. They also own a collection of art pieces and run a family charity fund.
7. The House of Windsor
The House of Windsor is the royal family of Great Britain. Currently, the head of the Windsor family is Queen Elizabeth II. She is the head of the Church and the Commander in Chief of Great Britain’s military forces.
Aside from Great Britain, Elizabeth II is the reigning monarch of 15 independent countries. All the members of the royal family live modest lives, serve in the military, and do charity work.
8. The Murdochs
The Murdochs started building their empire in Australia. Keith Murdoch was a political journalist in one of Melbourne’s newspapers.
When Keith attained the position of the editor he increased the sales of the newspaper and later became the CEO.
His son Rupert was also a journalist. Once they had control of all of Australia’s leading media, they createdNews Corporation. Now, the Murdochs own:
- 20th Century Fox
- Fox News
- Dow Jones
Rupert is a very popular person in pop culture. He became the prototype of the villain in Tomorrow Never Dies, the TV series, Succession. He was also mentioned in The Big Bang Theory and The Simpsons.
9. The Oppenheimers
The Oppenheimers own most of the world’s gold reserves. The first person in the clan, Ernest Oppenheimer, moved to Kimberley, South Africa.
Then he became the mayor of the town and then the head of one of the diamond companies. Soon, he monopolized the world diamond market.
Now, the diamond empire is ruled by Ernest’s grandson Nicky Oppenheimer. The family produces and sells:
- Industrial minerals
10. The Pritzkers
This family of Jewish immigrants from Ukraine moved from Kiev to Chicago in 1881. The Pritzkers own the Hayat corporation.
Hayat corporation is a hospitality company that sells hotels and tours to resorts. The company owns 777 hotels in 54 countries.
The Pritzkers have their own architecture award. They also own an architecture school. This family determines the way the city looks.