There are very few people in the world of business who haven’t heard of the Rothschilds’. If you’re here, reading this article, chances are, you already know of them. The Rothschild family needs little to no introduction. Known to be the most powerful family in the financial world, the total net worth of the Rothschild cannot be accurately estimated but they are thought to be around the trillions. Sounds exaggerated? It should. The family didn’t amass such wealth over a fortnight.
The Rothschild empire had its genesis during the 1760s when Mayer Amschel Rothschild founded a banking business in his native Frankfurt, in the German duchy of Hesse. Being a Jew at the time, he didn’t have any religious prohibitions on banking and finances as the Christians did, which, as you might have guessed, helped his business explode. Mayer was able to establish the most influential chain of banks throughout Europe with the help of his five sons. To keep the money in the family, he even pre-married his 5 sons. Mayer Amschel Rothschild made it a rule so that none of the female descendants of the family could inherit any wealth. Having lived their lives as royalty, they simply could not revert to a normal ordinary life. So the women of the family would, more often than not, marry their cousins. Unethical, but a very effective way of keeping money within the family. The Rothschild expanded their wealth by controlling the family footprint and limiting it. Together, they funded numerous global affairs and manipulated their way into becoming the wealthiest family on the face of the planet. In addition to banking and finance, the Rothschild businesses had encompassed mining, energy, real estate, and winemaking. From the early 19th century the family has been known for its considerable charitable activities, particularly in the arts and education.
“Give me control of a nation’s money supply and I care not who makes the laws.”
– Mayer Amschel Rothschild – Rothschild Dynasty Founder.
The Rothschild family established themselves as the richest, most elite family on the planet during the Napoleonic wars. They were able to greatly benefit from it. During the war, the Austrian army and British forces contracted Mayer Rothschild to supply them with a range of items including wheat, uniforms, horses, and equipment. So, they aided both sides during the war. In turn, when the war was over, and one of the sides emerged victorious, they would be able to profit off of them. Seeing this strategy work, they followed it through with every other war they could participate in. Most of their wealth came from, in a way, such wars.
Along with this, they arranged the payment of British financial subsidies to their continental allies. The family wealth grew enormously through the commissions earned on these transactions and the stock manipulation of the Waterloo war in June of 1815. Nathan (third son of Mayer A. Rothschild) was involved in the British stock market. During the Napoleonic war, he saw an opportunity to kill two birds with one stone. Knowing that Britain was winning the war, he started selling off his British bonds at one go. Other traders saw his actions and thought that France must be winning and Britain losing. They too dumped their British bonds altogether. As a result, the price of the bonds dropped very low. This caused an economic crash in Britain. Once Nathan saw that the other traders had sold all their bonds, he began buying them back at ridiculously low prices. He managed to buy all the bonds that the Bank of England had issued that year. When the news reached the ordinary citizens that Britain had won the war, the value of the British bond rose so high that Nathan made a profit on all his investments in the bonds. In addition to that, since the Rothschild family owned all the bonds in Britain, they effectively owned the British economy and the Bank of England.
Call it how you will, these guys knew how to make a profit although it was through wars and deception. Over the next 200 years, their political and economic influence could not be missed. They had a great influence on European industrialization throughout the 19th Century as they basically owned the British Banking system owing to them funding all prior British war efforts
Most of their influence was restricted to this time period. They have always been popular owing to their influence in many of the world’s events. But they have achieved a lot more publicity and notoriety starting from the early 21st century due to the rise of conspiracy theories related to the Rothschild themselves, even though conspiracy theories regarding them have existed for as long as they have. The most popular being that their net worth is estimated to be around 700 trillion and that they control 80% of the world’s total wealth. This means the Rothschild controlled the banks, the debts, and in turn, the people. This, however, cannot be proved as their familial network is pretty diverse and most of their economy has been diluted down by family members. It is nearly impossible to sum up their total net worth. Some speculate that the Rothschild had direct connections to the wars that have happened since their inception since they were found to be the ones getting the most economic profit out of them. Owning almost all the banks around the world would also mean that they were behind all the notable financial depressions and policies. It would not be completely wrong to think so as most of their financial growth has come from such depressing historic events.
Not much can be found about the Rothschild on the internet. Just their familial history and lineage, which sparks more conspiracies. The Rothschild seem to have adopted a low profile as of late. There’s no denying that they have done some deplorable things in the past, including but not limited to, playing a part in Napoleon’s defeat and lying to the press during the wars to gain substantial profits. But they have also made noteworthy charities, albeit, they are quite recent.
“I care not what puppet is placed upon the throne of England to rule the Empire on which the sun never sets. The man who controls Britain’s money supply controls the British Empire, and I control the British money supply.”
– Nathan Mayer Rothschild
Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Giving in to the theories, if the Rothschild do actually own such wealth, if they really have done such things in the past, should we be afraid of them? Are they the rulers of the modern world? Do they really control everything? They have shown their power at different times throughout history, what’s stopping them from doing so now? If I were to be honest, nothing.
Even though we have multiple reasons to fear them, we don’t really have to. Given the family’s history, we can see that they were only focused on the profit at each stage of history. They only did what was beneficial to them. They only did what made them more money, what made them wealthier. They profited off of wars, immoral yet true. But did they cause the wars? Or did they just make the right decisions at the right times? They did do some sneaky things to gain that wealth, true, but that was all that was on their mind.
Now, it is clear that the Rothschild’s value an extravagant affluent lifestyle. Since their rise in the 19th century, they have indulged in the finer things, and they show no signs of ever-changing. Does this make them evil? No. They did possess the largest private fortune in the world during the 19th Century. However, the family’s wealth declined over the 20th century. At present, they own a lot of industries, including financial services, real estate, mining, energy, and charitable work. The family also owns more than a dozen wineries in North America, Europe, South America, South Africa, and Australia. Traditionally, the Rothschild fortune is invested in closely held corporations. Rothschild descendants still finance global business operations and contribute to scholarly, humanitarian, cultural, and business endeavors. Their family motto is Concordia, Integritas, Industria, which means “Harmony, Integrity, Industry.”
Theories suggest that they may have enough wealth to end wars, national debts, the homeless, and the hunger problems that prevail worldwide. It may make them a bit evil in a certain sense to think that, despite having the ability to help, they aren’t.
With as much power as the Rothschild have, they have been linked almost synonymously to popular secret societies and the New World Order. It may all just be theories. No one knows for sure. Maybe they’ll exert their power. Or maybe, they will simply fall into obscurity like many other great families. Apart from being a family of complete economic geniuses, though their practices have proved to be morally wrong in the past, they pose no threat. Perhaps, they are a part of a secret society we may never know of. Nonetheless, they have not shown any signs of threat in the modern world.
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