According to Forbes’ rich list, the aggregated wealth of the world’s billionaires is USD6.5 trillion, but off the record, the Rothschild family remains the wealthiest dynasty in human history. The name “Rothschild” cannot be found in the publication’s list of the 500 wealthiest people on Earth because the family’s wealth has been distributed amongst hundreds of heirs throughout the years, The Rich reports.
Although it is difficult to estimate exactly how much this powerful family is worth due to their renowned secrecy and the scale of their operations, the net worth has been estimated at anywhere between USD1 trillion and USD100 trillion.
Many U.S. Presidents warned of the Rothschild family’s intrigues, George Washington and Thomas Jefferson included and two of them, Abraham Lincoln and John F. Kennedy were assassinated for trying to nationalize the Federal Reserve through the issuance of Treasury Department-backed currency.
Last year, some researchers pointed out that Iran is one of the three countries left in the world whose central bank is not under the family’s control. Before the 9/11 event, there were reportedly seven: Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Sudan, Cuba, Iran and North Korea, but by 2003 Iraq and Afghanistan were already under Rothschild control. By 2011, Libya and Sudan were also gone; in Libya, a bank set up by the powerful family was established in Benghazi while the nation was still at war. The Rothschilds supposedly control the Bank of England, the European Central Bank, the Federal Reserve, the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund and the Bank of International Settlements. They own most of the world’s gold and the London Gold Exchange and, according to an estimation made by Credit Suisse, the USD231 trillion is controlled by Evelyn Rothschild, the current head of the family.
Although there are a lot of legends that connect the Rothschilds with financial collapses, takeovers and wars across the world, two of the most famous are the family’s involvement in the construction and owning of the Suez Canal and its decision to pay a compensation fee that automatically declared Brazil independent from its parent state, Portugal. Even though it is traced back to the 18th century, the Rothschild family reportedly continues to be a powerful dynasty which fuels some of the world’s greatest and most ambitious financial projects.