Here we won’t be talking about family fortune but their influence on overall economies and geopolitical landscape.
If so, you might ask who rules the world.
While money has a crucial role in deciding their real powers, its impact on influential individuals can make anything possible.
We won’t be listing anything based on conspiracy theories or any claims by other sources.
Here, the list will be according to what can be seen, touched, or sensed by us, in short, rock-solid factors. These are the top 10 most powerful families in the world:
10. House of Al Thani
Qatar is still a tribal society, despite its speedy development and modernization.
It is clear when all the ex-pat people, representing 88% of the population, are discounted, and their power structure is analyzed.
The Al-Thani is the most powerful family in Qatar by far. Nobody else is close to the power they exercise.
This is certainly no surprise, given that since the 19th century, they have been the ruling family.
It is widely known that the only contestants that rule Al-Thanis must be cautious about their family members and branches.
Looking at the financial or political spheres of influence, Al-Thani is in its league.
Qatar could be the pivot amidst all ongoing conflicts in the middle east, considering its ‘bitterness’ with other Arab nations.
Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt, and UAE have broken all links with Qatar for their positive view of Iran and support for Islamist groups, such as the Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas.
Apart from breaking those ties, these nations also demand a complete ban on Al Thani-backed propaganda Al-Jazeera network.
Not just that, A company owned by the royal family has been accused of enforcing some of the “worst conditions” for migrant workers constructing FIFA infrastructure.
There have been calls for FIFA and Qatar to compensate abused migrant workers.
Nicknamed “the man who broke the bank of England” or “Satan,” Soros is best known in the financial world for his Hedge Fund, Soros Fund Management.
In 1992, he shorted the UK pound, a risky move that finally made the Fund a one-day $1 billion and consolidated Soros’ position in finance.
George Soros was born in Budapest, lived during the Nazi occupation of Hungary, and then settled in Britain during the Second World War.
Not just the financial world, his family (including his sons) is one of the most influential families in the world because of their active geopolitical activities.
He is active politically today and has recently been reported in the news that his NGO is helping Islamic refugees flood into Europe.
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, who saw it as an attempt to damage EU authority criticized the help.
Soros has been a left supporter and a conservative enemy in the USA and has been donating democratic party for a long time.
He was accused in Hungary of attempting to develop a ‘new mixed Muslim’ Europe.
He has been sabotaging the Brexit process in the United Kingdom and has been involved in gun control campaigns in Florida, signing up felons to vote against Roy Moore.
Not just that, he surfaced as the one behind the indictment of Missouri’s Republican governor.
Perhaps Vladimir Putin took advantage of splits in western societies.
But in certain dark untraceable corners of the internet, some public officials claim the answer seems to be a 91-year-old Hungarian who survived the Nazi occupation of Budapest.
Soros is unmistakably outspoken, politically progressive, and generously spends on causes that he cares about, mainly through his foundations.
The Pritzkers are one of the wealthiest families in America.
They have been close to the top of the “World’s Richest Families” ranking since it started listing the magazine in 1982.
Their wealth came into being in the 20th century, particularly as the Hotel Corporation Hyatt was established and expanded.
The family owns a large 5-star luxury hotel chain, Hyatt Global, through their holding company, Marmon Group.
The Superior Bank of Chicago, a credit bureau at TransUnion, Braniff airlines, McCall magazine, and the Royal Caribbean Cruise Line were also part of their other assets.
J. B. Pritzker was the co-chairman of the campaign of Hillary Clinton in the 2008 presidential election. He was a delegate to the Democrats in 2008 and the National Democrats in 2016.
He helped integrate the Clinton and Obama campaigns in Illinois, endorsed President Barack Obama at the 2008 general election, and is currently the Incumbent Governor of Illinois.
7. Koch family
Koch Industries primarily operates in manufacturing, pulp, paper production, chemical equipment, ranching, financial, commodity trade and investment sectors, energy, fiber, intermediates, and polymers.
Koch is also a holdings company that controls big companies like Invista, Georgia Pacific, Molex, Flint Hills Resources, Koch Pipeline, Koch Fertilizer, and Koch Minerals.
From scratch, Fred C Koch founded Koch Industries.
He’s dead now, but his businesses are controlled by his children today.
According to Forbes, Koch Industries is America’s second-largest private company, with over $1 trillion in sales.
They can buy political influence by leveraging their massive wealth.
With their political influence and vast business empire, we could probably conclude Koch is one of the families that run the world.
6. Bush family
Since Jeb’s defeat in 2016, the Bush family seems to have disappeared, but they still have significant influence over American politics.
In reality, the “most successful political dynasty in American history” has been characterized.
There were two Presidents, a few Governors, and several Senators, but the Bush family was much more comprehensive.
Many Bush family members hold management positions in large companies.
5. Morgan family
The Morgan family is a prominent American dynasty in banking and business, which became famous in the United States and the entire world at the end of the 19th and 20th century.
Family members have amassed massive wealth, mostly through John Pierpont Morgan’s well-known work.
4. Walton family
The Waltons are the richest family in the world if we combine the siblings’ overall wealth, worth around $200 billion.
Brothers Jim and Rob Walton were respectively #16 and #17 on the Forbes annual list of billionaires in terms of valuation.
Their sister Alice Walton will be the richest woman in the world currently 2022.
Founded in 1962 by Sam Walton in Arkansas, Walmart is now, as per its company website, the world’s largest corporation, with sales 2019 of $514.4 billion and over 1.5 million U.S. associates.
As of 2023, the company has almost twelve thousand global retail shops and 4717 US outlets.
Not unlike its rival, Target, the company has brought significant consumer lifestyles from the big box shops in rural and urban America, praised for its low-priced products, and criticized for its workplace practices.
3. House of Saud
The House of Saud is Saudi Arabia’s ruling family.
They possess absolute power–even after them has the nation been called Saud’s (Saudi) Arabia.
There are 15,000 members, and around 2,000 hold the majority of power and wealth.
As the head of the family, the King of an oil-rich country, they have unimaginable wealth.
The Saudi monarchy derives most of its revenue from massive oil deposits discovered 75 years ago, which transformed the country’s finances and made the House of Saud the world’s wealthiest family.
According to many reports, approximately 15,000 royal family members own $1.4 trillion in fortune and reside in luxurious palaces.
Saudi Aramco, the state-owned oil business among the world’s most lucrative and profitable, is the foundation of the royal family’s income.
The Al Saud family is well-known for enjoying an extravagant lifestyle, criticized for being wastefully lavish and pompous.
They can even go to war if they want to, as they have done in Yemen.
Sauds have international influence, and NATO is heavily invested in Saudi Arabia’s security.
2. Windsor family (British royal family)
Brand Finance, a market valuation firm, reported that the British Royal Family was worth around $95 billion last year.
In this way, unique assets like Buckingham Palace (830,000 square feet), the family’s massive art collection, and other abstract assets, such as royal brand values, are considered.
For example, Princess Charlotte was 10 hours old when she premiered on a GH world stage.
Jaeger LeCoultre gifted a watch from their expensive watch collection, 101 MANCHETTE (worth $26 million), to Her Highness Queen Elizabeth II on her 60th birthday in 2012.
She was only months old, wearing a shawl worth about $100 from Hurt & Sons to signify how valuable the brand is.
The personal wealth of Queen Elizabeth II is $530 million, and Forbes estimates the most significant number in the most famous family in the world.
Besides, in estimates of Wealth-X, the private wealth of all the monarchy would be as high as 1 billion dollars.
1. Rothschild family
The Rothschild is considered the most powerful family in the world, and they provide financial advisory services in more than 40 countries.
Since the founding of the banking empire during the 18th century, Mayer Amschel Rothschild has ruled the world for many centuries with countless assets, enormous influence, and enormous power.
The family also owns multinational companies such as RIO Tinto, RIT Capital, and Glencore.
Even though their financial value is beyond measure, this is sufficient to show how powerful they are.
It is also suspected that the Rothschilds have connections with a secret organization called NWO (New World Order).
The Rothschilds are considered as most powerful of the 13 bloodlines of the Illuminati, official members of the Bilderberg group, Freemasons, and other secret societies.
Although perhaps the wealthiest family in human history, not one of Rothschild’s individuals has appeared on Forbes’s lists.
Over the years, their immense old money fortune has been shared between family members throughout the globe.
Wondering if Rothschilds are still relevant in 2023?
According to recent reports, Pakistan’s Prime Minister has met with a delegation from Rothschild & Co, a leading debt and restructuring advisor.
The purpose of the meeting was to discuss a roadmap for Pakistan’s economic recovery (Allegedly).
It is reported that Pakistan is suffering from a major economic crisis and has been looking at other venues of aid after a failed bailout from the IMF.
One report suggests that Pakistan has requested financial assistance from Rothschild & Co.
Yup! that’s right! The government of a country is asking for help from a private firm.