Currently, the most recognizable figures in the public eye are typically celebrities, and the most hated are those involved in banking and politics. If you combine the two, that pretty much sums up the exact essence that is the Rothschild dynasty, and their deepest darkest secrets have been pretty well hidden, until now.
With an impossible amount of money and power worldwide, their influence has also spread like wildfire throughout the known world. However, the Rothschild family has maintained their secrecy in many aspects, and as time has passed much of their influence has left the open spotlight.
What people do know is that they were the world richest family and that they are natives of Europe. The secrecy that surrounds this powerful family has been for good reason, as their closets are littered with some of the most disturbing skeletons that have ever existed. This dark legacy of secrecy is their true legacy, and we have composed a list of some of the most skin-crawling secrets known among the ones who have sought their exposure.
#10 There is a Long Line of Incest
As the way of many rich and elite families, they sometimes tend to think that it is unsafe to bring in outside bloodlines in fear of losing their power and monetary securities. By marrying each other, they ensured that only they were able to put hands on the family money, and in their minds, this was the safest financial strategy to take.
Mayer Amschel Rothschild spearheaded this entire movement of incest, and to ensure that this plan was kept up properly, he limited the options of his family members when it came to marriage if they wanted to receive their large inheritance. The only way to make sure they received their due share of the family money was by marrying their own cousins.
#9 Some Were Very Power Hungry
Money, a driver of evil, greed, and pretty much all of the worst deeds that can be done in the universe, played a major role in this family. Amchel once said, “Give me control of the economics of a country, and I care not who makes her laws.”
Basically, as long as they had enough money, they could do whatever their hearts desired. And many of them did have enough money to place themselves above kings, queens, presidents, prime ministers, and whatever ruler was currently in place in any given vicinity. The power they have collected and owned is actually quite impressive.
#8 They Dictated the Price of Gold
Many would still argue that to this very day the price of gold is decided upon by the Rothschilds. In 2004, Nathan Mayer Rothschild and Sons pulled out of the gold business, and any other precious metals, and in turn gave their spot to Barclays. Their say in the price of gold began back in 1919 when 5 leading traders in the banking industry met twice a day to set the price.
This provided the family with quite a bit of power, especially those who still held on to their gold as assets. Between 1919-2004 these meetings were held each day at the N M Rothschild and Sons offices. However, many allegations have arisen since then, stating that they were still fixing the price.
#7 They Pull Almost All the Strings in the Federal Reserve System
The Federal Reserve is a bank that is privately owned and also the location in which the United States holds all of its money. New York city is where one of the major US Federal Reserve banks is located, although its owners are found outside of the country. Both the Rothschilds and the Rockefeller families have been believed to have a major influence on what goes on inside of the US Federal Reserve.
Their interests in the Federal Reserve, however, has been widely debated. Many claim they have as much power in western society as the governments if not more, and by owning all of the major banks throughout the world, well a secret that this family thought they could keep.
#6 Many Are Believed to Be Satanists
This is yet another debated secret that will continue to be debated until the end of the world: various witnesses and visitors in their home claim that their family is filled with worshipers of Satan. These same witnesses state that the family even sets a spot at the dinner table for the devil himself, allowing no one to sit in it. Although the reports have been numerous, this fact is still hard to confirm entirely.
To further add to these claims, many of the family members would sign their names on to documents with the Seal of Solomon. Although this symbol is generally regarded as a Jewish symbol, it was not currently the official symbol at the time. However, many magicians and Satanists have been known for the use of the symbol, and because of this, the debate may never end.
#5 They Had Ties to Secret Societies
Although you may have heard various conspiracy theories about secret societies such as the Illuminati and Freemasons, it typically boils down to the Rothschild family. We can’t truly tell whether they have embraced the rumors or if they are sitting back and laughing at said allegations, however, it could be that they truly do have an interest in the secret underworld and its finances.
Stemming from World War 1, the allegations started when the family was present for a treaty signed at the end when people reported that a part of this treaty included them taking over the Bavarian Illuminate that was founded in 1776. Since these societies are created and thrive in secrecy, we may never uncover the truth.
#4 They Have Bankrolled Many Major Wars
With control over more than half the money in circulation currently, they are the ones with the ability to fund the majority of the major wars occurring within the past 200 years. They have maintained this ability by lending their money to governments rather than individuals, which furthered the power they held thus making them the most powerful family in the history of the world.
As lending money makes money, it provided them with mass profits when they funded various war efforts. Especially considering further loans were necessary to rebuild after the wars were over.
#3 They Held Very Strange Parties
Photographs from 1972 do not help much in regard to the rumors of a connection to the Illuminati. Invitations that were sent in reverse, making it necessary to use a mirror to view them, and then red lights surrounding the party making things even stranger. Animal themed headdress, along with masks with multiple faces made things even stranger. Many of the photos would mimic a modern day horror show, which provides an indication of just how weird these parties truly were. Salvador Dali was considered a family friend, and maybe that could explain the interest and fascination with birdcages.
#2 They Could Be Hiding Up to $650 Billion
Without a doubt, this family is the richest in the history of the world. Although individually they aren’t typically listed in Forbes, when combined as a family, they are still quite rich. Through assets, they have an estimated net worth around $350 billion.
Many still estimate that they are financially the world’s leader with over $1 trillion in net worth. With members that are worth $50 billion (Jacob Rothschild) and $20 billion (Sir Evelyn De Rothschild), it is hard to believe that their total net worth is only $350 billion.
#1 Nathan Rothschild Cheated His Way to Owning England’s Finances
After the battle of Waterloo, Nathan Rothschild essentially owned all of England’s finances. With connections, he was able to get word that this battle was not entirely a lost cause, however, everyone else had considered that it would probably devastate the country.
By selling all his bonds in the British government from there, he caused many to do the same. This dropped the price down to almost nothing. Once they had dropped so low, he bought back all of his bonds, along with everyone else’s that had been sold. The power that came with that is unimaginable.