The Rothschild Family: An Evil Dynasty Poised to Rule the World, Or Just Simply a Banking Powerhouse?
The family descends from Mayer Amschel Rothschild, a court Jew born in Germany who established a banking business in the 1760’s. Mayer was able to establish the most influential chain of banks throughout Europe with the help of his five sons. Together, they funded numerous global affairs, and manipulated their way into becoming the wealthiest family on the face of the planet.
What many don’t know is that Mayer A. Rothschild pre-arranged marriages within the family. Meaning he ensured that the female members of the family were very limited in their marriage options when it came t getting their inheritance. The only way for them to make sure that they would be getting money in the future was by marrying their cousins.
Turns out that this was a pretty good way to keep money within the family, however unethical it may be. Throughout the family’s history is a long list of unethical events that led them to their immense wealth they have today.Mayer’s five sons: Nathan, James, Salomon, Carl, and Amschel, established banks all throughout Europe. They began with London, Paris, Frankfurt, Vienna, and Naples (visualized below). With their help, the Rothschild’s grew into the most wealthy business family on the planet.
The Napoleon Wars
Their Influence on European Industrialisation
During the early part of the 19th century, the Rothschild’s London bank was able to fund England during the Napoleonic Wars, as well as financing the subsidies that the British government transferred to its allies during this time. With this large influence, they were able to help England partake in large industrialisation movements such as the Suez Canal as well as financing many innovative government projects (infrastructure, military, schools, hospitals, etc.)
The London banking house continued under the management of Lionel Nathan de Rothschild (1882–1942) and his brother Anthony Gustav de Rothschild (1887–1961) and then to Sir Evelyn de Rothschild (b. 1931). In 2003, following Sir Evelyn’s retirement as head of N M Rothschild & Sons of London, the English and French financial firms merged under the leadership of David René de Rothschild.
The first was son James Mayer de Rothschild (1792–1868), known as “James”, who established de Rothschild Frères in Paris. Following the Napoleonic Wars, he played a major role in financing the construction of railways and the mining business that helped make France an industrial power. By 1980, the Paris business employed about 2,000 people and had an annual turnover of 26 billion francs (€4,13 billion or $5 billion in the currency rates of 1980).
But then the Paris business suffered a near death blow in 1982 when the socialist government of François Mitterrand nationalised and renamed it Compagnie Européenne de Banque. Baron David de Rothschild, then 39, decided to stay and rebuild, creating a new entity Rothschild & Cie Banque with just three employees and €830.000 ($1 million) in capital. Today the Paris operation has 22 partners and accounts for a significant part of the global business.
Ensuing generations of the Paris Rothschild family remained involved in the family business, becoming a major force in international investment banking. The Rothschilds have since led the Thomson Financial League Tables in Investment Banking Merger and Acquisition deals in the UK, France and Italy.
Other Notable Business
The Rothschild family was directly involved in the Independence of Brazil from Portugal in the early 19th century. Upon an agreement, the Brazilian government should pay a compensation of two million pounds sterling to the Kingdom of Portugal to accept Brazil’s independence. N M Rothschild & Sons was preeminent in raising this capital for the government of the newly formed Empire of Brazil on the London market.
Alliance Assurance (1824) (now Royal & Sun Alliance);
Chemin de Fer du Nord (1845)
The Rio Tinto mining company (1873) (from the 1880s onwards, the Rothschilds had full control of Rio Tinto)
De Beers (1888)
Rothschild Family Post 19th Century
conspicuous displays of wealth. Today, Rothschild businesses are on a smaller scale than they were throughout the 19th century, although they encompass a diverse range of fields, including: real estate, financial services, wine and charities.
So, are they really the evil rulers of the world?
Given what I’ve been able to find about the families history on the internet, no.
The conspiracy claiming how the Rothschild’s are worth more than 500 trillion and basically own all of the world’s banks is false. Today, the family is worth an estimated $350 billion, which is obviously diluted down through many family members.
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