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
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.
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