Every year Forbes’ Rich List crowns billionaires and offers them the title of ‘world’s richest people,’ but names such as Rothschild and Rockefeller are never listed, although the combined wealth of these two families is estimated to be over a trillion dollars.
These two families, who are believed to be the world’s only trillionaires, are excluded from Forbes’ Rich List every year, along with royal families. Forbes’ policy to exclude heads of state from the list explains why the Queen of England is absent. A 2002 article published by The Guardian revealed that the Queen’s private wealth is depicted differently by a number of publications due to the “secrecy over her portfolio of share investments.” She does not have to annually declare her interests, so any discussion regarding her wealth remains purely hypothetical.
Unlike royal families, which don’t have to reveal their wealth and are excluded from Forbes’ Rich List, the names Rothschild and Rockefeller, which have an unimaginable amount of wealth, manage to escape the public eye year after year. Some claim the reason why neither the Rothschilds nor the Rockefellers are on the famous Rich List is the distribution of wealth: both families have many descendants and wealth has been fairly allocated to every one of them, but individually they are not rich enough to make it to the Rich List, The Richest noted.
Despite this plausible scenario, there is no doubt that both the Rothschild and the Rockefeller families –once the wealthiest families in the world- have made sure their descendants can live comfortably for the rest of their lives. Their wealth is also the reason why these two names frequently pop up in in a number of conspiracy theories, including one which claims their goal is to dominate the world. It is believed they use international and national central banks to control giant corporations, manipulate economies and governments and create a “one-world government,” as late American politician Larry McDonald warned.
David Rockefeller famously admitted 15 years ago that “we are on the verge of a global transformation. All we need is the right major crisis and the nations will accept the New World Order.” Forbes wrote in an article last year that by the time John D. Rockefeller passed away, his assets equalled 1.5 per cent of the United States’ total economic output, which could be translated into roughly US$350 billion dollars. The publication claimed the entire Rockefeller family was worth US$10 billion in 2014 and occupied the 24th position on its Rich List.
Gaylon Ross Senior, author of Who’s Who of the Global Elite, was supposedly told in 1998 that the Rockefeller family’s combined wealth was roughly US$11 trillion and the Rothschild family’s wealth was estimated at US$100 trillion, True Activist reported. If the numbers are real, their businesses should still be worth trillions of dollars no matter how many financial collapses the two families may have experienced. The Rothschild family remains the wealthiest family in human history and, according to The Richest, it still possesses roughly US$350 billion in assets throughout the world. The same publication mentioned that the secrecy which surrounds the Rothschild family and the scale of their operations have prevented anyone from estimating exactly how much this family is worth.
The official version of the reason why these two families are not mentioned in any Rich List is the following: their wealth has been distributed amongst hundreds of descendants throughout the years, which has inevitably diluted each individual’s personal fortune. The unofficial version goes hand in hand with their involvement in political and world affairs.