The Rothschild family has been accused of
nearly every conspiracy we could find. They’re alleged to be leaders of secret societies,
run the world’s media and financial systems, and other shady dealings. The name Rothschild
is synonymous with extravagant, old world wealth. But we wanted to find out, who exactly
are the Rothschilds? In a number of our recent videos, we’ve
seen a lot of comments asking us to talk about the Rothschild family. This family has been
accused of nearly every conspiracy we could find. They’re alleged to be leaders of secret
societies, run the world’s media and financial systems, and other shady dealings. The name
Rothschild is synonymous with extravagant, old world wealth. But we wanted to find out,
who exactly are the Rothschilds? Well, the Rothschild family as we know them
today, began with Mayer Amschel Rothschild. He lived in the 18th century and served as
a “court Jew” for German nobility. As odd as it sounds today, a “court Jew”
was actually a respected banking position. At the time, the act of charging interest
for money borrowed, or “usury”, was prohibited by the Bible. However, Jews had no such religious
restriction, and so they were free to handle everyone’s finances. Rothschild quickly amassed a huge fortune
working for powerful European nobles, and married the daughter of another Court Jew.
They had five sons, who each established extensive banking industries in five major european
countries: Germany, Austria, Britain, Italy, and France. In order to keep their massive
fortunes from dispersing too widely, Mayer forced his children into arranged marriages
within the family, not unlike royal intermarriage. Moreover, his will barred female descendants
from a full inheritance. Since then, the Rothschilds have built up
their wealth even further by serving as Europe’s bankers during major conflicts, including
the French Revolution and both sides of the Napoleonic wars. They’ve also been involved
in funding massive projects like the Suez Canal, and once even bailed out the Bank of
England. But are they really part of a massive Jewish banking media conspiracy to establish
a new world order, as some are apt to believe? Well, all evidence points to “no”. Understandably,
many Rothschilds descendants hold high ranking business and banking positions around the
world. But, it’s not hard to see that old aristocratic families have greater access
to opportunity, and end up in high ranking positions other people may not have access
to. Additionally, although the Rothschild Group is one of the largest global investment
banks, the family is not nearly as rich as some make them out to be. A frequent figure
used in connection with the family’s wealth is 500 trillion dollars. It is estimated that
in the entire world there are between 1 and 2 quadrillion dollars, and in fact, the global
GDP is reportedly less than 100 trillion. So, the idea that the Rothschilds control
anywhere from half to a quarter of all the wealth on earth is effectively impossible. More realistically, The LA Times reports the
Rothschild fortune is estimated between 350 billion and 1 trillion dollars, which is still
a considerable amount. But that money is split among a large number of descendants, so Rothschilds
rarely appear on Forbes or Fortune wealth lists. While the old Jewish banking family
is certainly wealthy and relatively secretive, there is little to no evidence supporting
a vast conspiracy. But chances are, people who already believe there is one won’t be
convinced. Another, even more popular conspiracy group
is the secretive Illuminati. Do they really control the world? Is Beyonce a member? Find
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