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Visualizing The World's Rich

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We hear a lot about billionaires, millionaires, and 250,000-aires but just where are all these tax-dodging blood-suckers skulking and just how many trips to Space on Virgin Galactic can the Top 25 Wealthiest people take per day?... Everything you wanted to know about the uber-wealthy is one simple mega-infographic.


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Thu, 11/15/2012 - 19:22 | 2986104 Gully Foyle
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Not a lot of chicks on the list and the few there are seem to have inherited Daddies money.

Equality really works don't it?

(Biden 2016 Still crazy after all these years)

Thu, 11/15/2012 - 19:51 | 2986187 Enslavethechild...
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Bankers print money, chicks fuck for it

Thu, 11/15/2012 - 19:55 | 2986197 AldousHuxley
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chicks fuck others for money

dudes fuck themselves for money

Thu, 11/15/2012 - 19:59 | 2986214 knukles
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Aldous, that's Chick Fil-A, not Chick Fuck-A Lay

Thu, 11/15/2012 - 20:25 | 2986285 willwork4food
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"Money for nothin and their chicks for free.."

Thu, 11/15/2012 - 21:11 | 2986391 centerline
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Money is honey soney, and a rich man's joke is always funny.

Thu, 11/15/2012 - 20:25 | 2986286 CClarity
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Interesting that Alaska is its own country now, with much less GDP/person than the USofA.   Who put that graphic together?  Sarah Palin?

Thu, 11/15/2012 - 21:09 | 2986384 erg
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I noticed that as well. They're doing worse that Russia. Maybe they can be sold back. Everything must go.

Thu, 11/15/2012 - 21:22 | 2986419 Supernova Born
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Racist world map is racist.

Thu, 11/15/2012 - 21:39 | 2986469 erg
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Sentience is good. I noticed that from a brief perusal of your bio. It's pretty much a requirement here. And not a lizard which is also good.

Thu, 11/15/2012 - 21:41 | 2986475 Midas
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Not racist, just forward-looking...

Fri, 11/16/2012 - 17:35 | 2986936 Supernova Born
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Darwin disagrees.

Thu, 11/15/2012 - 19:53 | 2986193 AldousHuxley
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chicks don't want to earn money because growing wealth takes saving money.


they want to marry money and spend it.


also guys tend to be at extremes in IQ and wealth due to competition, while chicks are socialists who want average for all.




Thu, 11/15/2012 - 21:47 | 2986489 Henry Chinaski
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You can marry more money in 20 minutes than you can make in a lifetime.

Thu, 11/15/2012 - 21:53 | 2986500 mick68
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Ahead of them:

Crime lords. At least 10 in the world.

Money launderers. Another 10 or so.

Bankers receiving off balance printed cash. Dozens.

All elite banking families. 4-5 families, hundreds of people.



Thu, 11/15/2012 - 23:23 | 2986666 UP4Liberty
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Please cite 4 - 5 family names.

Fri, 11/16/2012 - 00:37 | 2986799 Raymond K Hessel
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Rothchild is one... 

Fri, 11/16/2012 - 01:50 | 2986855 Buckaroo Banzai
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And Rockefeller is another...

Fri, 11/16/2012 - 09:13 | 2987128 stewie
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Rothschild, Rockefeller, Morgan, Lazard, Warburg, Schroder and Schiff.  

This is where the real wealth is concentrated, much more so than in the list above.

They basically control the banking cartel so nobody really knows how much wealth they have accumulated over the centuries.  The Rothschild family alone is worth tens of trillions.

If the wealth of those 7 family were distributed evently, that would solve all the financial problems in the world several times over.  

There's not a lot of them.

Fri, 11/16/2012 - 16:16 | 2989353 RangerRiley
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Ok lets go. What are their addresses?

Fri, 11/16/2012 - 00:36 | 2986797 Raymond K Hessel
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Not as a challenge, but do you have stats?  I'd be interested.  

Fri, 11/16/2012 - 00:20 | 2986769 rambo1028
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I have read some insightful stuff you have written Aldo. I have also read some stupid shit you have written...but this one takes the cake. Eff you and your generalizations. 

Don't hate the player.... 

Fri, 11/16/2012 - 10:05 | 2987425 GFORCE
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Considering the majority are entrepreneurs I dnon't think there's a barrier to 'chicks' inventing facebook or starting a retail giant. 

Thu, 11/15/2012 - 19:24 | 2986109 Temporis
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I wish I could afford a cheeseburger.

Thu, 11/15/2012 - 19:27 | 2986122 Gully Foyle
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Hipsters on food stamps They're young, they're broke, and they pay for organic salmon with government subsidies. Got a problem with that?

(Biden 2016, SMOKIN!)

Thu, 11/15/2012 - 19:56 | 2986201 AldousHuxley
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that's why food stamps are bad.

all welfare shoudl be direct with actual products. Give hipsters surplus corn and military grade beef stew.

Thu, 11/15/2012 - 20:01 | 2986220 BraveSirRobin
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Yum... military grade beef stew.

Thu, 11/15/2012 - 20:15 | 2986263 youngman
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You know if you did that..set up distribution centers with those products.....the people that worked there would be very no one would come and get it...not high enough quality for the 47%

Thu, 11/15/2012 - 20:44 | 2986321 Spastica Rex
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Yeah, I eat beans and buckwheat.

Fri, 11/16/2012 - 00:36 | 2986796 Big Corked Boots
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I hope you're capturing all that surplus energy you are creating with that diet.

Thu, 11/15/2012 - 19:25 | 2986113 jonjon831983
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Did you guys see the one about top most interconnected companies in the world?

Based on study's criteria there is a core of 1318 companies and 147 super-entities.

Thu, 11/15/2012 - 19:36 | 2986143 Urban Redneck
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It's called institutional money management.

Thu, 11/15/2012 - 19:56 | 2986204 LMAOLORI
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Besides Gates and the bailed out Buffoon I wonder who else on the list hides their Billions in Tax Exempt Charities? 

The Tax Exempt Charity scam will continue too as they say the ROTTEN apple doesn't fall far from the tree...

Buffett's kids use dad's ideas to invest in giving


Thu, 11/15/2012 - 20:22 | 2986277 Urban Redneck
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I don't know about that list but it is a favorite tactic of 3rd world despots, cabinet ministers, and senior executives of SOEs- Libya being the most recent example receiving widespread coverage.

Thu, 11/15/2012 - 20:04 | 2986233 AldousHuxley
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it's called private profit motivated banking when it should be a public utility since everyone uses currency.

Fri, 11/16/2012 - 00:45 | 2986810 Raymond K Hessel
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I see the flaw immediately.  They are counting shares held in Street name as shares owned by the investment banks.  


The way it works is you are a customer of Goldman Sachs.  Fine.  As a brokerage client, you hold shares in IBM.  Okay.  Your shares don't show up as being owned by you.  Goldman holds the shares in its name and give you credit for owning them internally, on its stock record.  

Not because you dont own the shares, you do.  But for companies to keep track of all the owners, on a daily basis, is beyond their abilities.  That's what brokerage houses know how to do.

The research is based on a simple open secret that every 2 year analyst learns in their first 6 weeks.  


Thu, 11/15/2012 - 19:26 | 2986116 Rathmullan
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"cox chambers" hehe..hehehe..hehe

Thu, 11/15/2012 - 19:35 | 2986139 dark pools of soros
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there's a big market for those

Thu, 11/15/2012 - 19:26 | 2986118 negative rates
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It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to make it to heaven.

Thu, 11/15/2012 - 20:03 | 2986231 BraveSirRobin
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More than one among us can quote the Bible:

Deuteronomy 23:10
If there is someone among you who is impure because of some nocturnal emission, he must leave the camp; he may not reenter it immediately.

Thu, 11/15/2012 - 20:33 | 2986302 AldousHuxley
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It is easier for a rich man to brainwash poor camel brained people about concept of reward in afterlife in heaven via religious welfare than have poor people turn into an angry mob and kill rich man for their exploitation of labor.


if you want to get rich....

1) stop believing in heaven

2) steal from  rich


Thu, 11/15/2012 - 20:50 | 2986337 Raymond Reason
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"Behold I send you out as sheep among wolves, therefore be wise as serpents and harmless as doves."  The rich have their reward. 

Fri, 11/16/2012 - 04:19 | 2986941 Supernova Born
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"It's gonna be Biblical."

"I'm gonna get medieval on your ass."

"Never go full retard."

"He's going Keynesian."

Thu, 11/15/2012 - 21:56 | 2986514 takinthehighway
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"For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?"

- Mark 8:36

Fri, 11/16/2012 - 03:17 | 2986909 Arthur Borges
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Well, there was Marx's soundbite about opium and religion, but I prefer Napoleon's straight-talking version: "Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich."


Thu, 11/15/2012 - 20:37 | 2986310 toady
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Bummer. I guess I'm out of here. No more camping for me!

Thu, 11/15/2012 - 21:57 | 2986516 petolo
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Superfluous wealth buys only superfluities : Henry David Thoreau 

Thu, 11/15/2012 - 23:47 | 2986710 Lord Drek
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Deuteronomy 23:19 "Thou shalt not lend upon usury to thy brother; usury of money, usury of victuals, usury of any thing that is lent upon usury."

Wait, I thought Jews wrote the Bible?

Something happened between Moses' authoring of this text and today. Hmmm..

Thu, 11/15/2012 - 19:27 | 2986119 A Lunatic
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What, no blacks on the list? What a bunch of rayis garbage...............

Thu, 11/15/2012 - 19:43 | 2986170 knukles
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Know how you tell a rich Ethiopian?

Wears his Rolex around his waist.

Thu, 11/15/2012 - 19:57 | 2986203 otto skorzeny
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a rich ethiopian has a Rolex?  hell a less -than-mediocre kenyan has the greatest killing machine ever known to man at his bidding.

Fri, 11/16/2012 - 00:47 | 2986812 Raymond K Hessel
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HA HA HA.. we were just talking about Ethiopian jokes the other week at work.  Classic.

Thu, 11/15/2012 - 19:27 | 2986121 lemonobrien
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i don't believe any "richest" scale when it don't include "rothchild" or "rockerfeller"

Thu, 11/15/2012 - 19:50 | 2986185 NotApplicable
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It doesn't even have all of the Walmart billionaires. Missouri is listed at zero, while there are two direct WM heiresses (Bud's daughters) and one indirect (Bud's son-in-law, Stan Kroenke) all living there.

Thu, 11/15/2012 - 20:14 | 2986260 Raymond Reason
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and only Italians can be mobsters. 

Thu, 11/15/2012 - 20:52 | 2986342 Mattress Money
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Those families arent listed, because thier name alone is priceliess. Their children probably has never seen a dollar,won, yen, or any fiat currency ever.

Thu, 11/15/2012 - 21:46 | 2986486 ilovefreedom
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Thats why the Forbes list BS is garbage, it only takes into account publically traded companies based on floating share price and total share unit ownership.

Surely there is no old money anywhere in the world...

Thu, 11/15/2012 - 22:32 | 2986572 Cosimo de Medici
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You cannot have it both ways.  Either there has been fiat destruction (resulting in increased nominal levels of asset prices and wages, and thus "wealth"), combined with CB-driven equity bubbles (causing publicly-traded companies to be excessively valued) or not.  The fortunes of the "R"s have been diluted through time and disbursed inheritance, and they are not HF managers or tech entrepreneurs, the industries from which most of the new world fortunes arose.  Big money has a very visible footprint in the modern world.  Even land is nothing (unless excessively resource rich---see BRIC+ Aussie billionaires) compared to land with buildings on it (see Li Ka Shing, Lee Shau Kee, Kwok Bros as examples).  Small fortunes can be hidden, large ones cannot.  Large fortunes are big holes in the ground, tall buildings, or excessive market caps.  This is 2012;  Croesus is dead.  Only the fantasy---of Rothschild/Rockefeller---remains.  There is no hidden hand, as sad as that fact might be to those drawn to conspiracy.  It's all out in the open.  Who funded the recent Presidential campaigns?  Goldman, JPM, GE, BigPharma, etc.  Who runs Russia?  Putin and the Oligarchs.  Who runs China?  Billionaire Party members and their families.

Fri, 11/16/2012 - 00:09 | 2986749 mkhs
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The wealthy prefer fiat to gold?

Fri, 11/16/2012 - 00:54 | 2986814 Jean Valjean
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I just did a quick calculation. $20 billion of gold fits in a 6 by 8 by 10 foot room.

Fri, 11/16/2012 - 01:40 | 2986844 Pseudo Anonym
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I dont agree w/ you.  all you need to know is who owns central banks and what the central banks either own outright or are able to purchase just by printing money out of thin air.  the central bank is a private enterprise and what the cb owns belongs to the cb's owners/shareholders.  the fed is buying the stock market and financial instruments now; the same in japan, etc.  in essence, the cb can own the entire country just by purchasing all of gov't bonds, stocks, etf, mortgages, etc.

Thu, 11/15/2012 - 22:05 | 2986530 Pseudo Anonym
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shut the hell up with your

i don't believe any "richest" scale when it don't include "rothchild"

what the hofjuden own, perhaps i should say whom they own, is a matter of national security;  that's classified!

Thu, 11/15/2012 - 19:31 | 2986128 The Gooch
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Visualizing the rich with audio. Replete with the same tidal waves that will seperate the breathing from the breathless - 

Trophies of Silence


#pink floyd cerwin vega econoline

Thu, 11/15/2012 - 19:36 | 2986145 DrkPurpleHaze
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These are fantastic graphics...Thanks Tyler!!

Thu, 11/15/2012 - 19:38 | 2986151 Deathrips
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These are the richest public figures. Theres trillionaires out there.

But trillions of what?

Thu, 11/15/2012 - 21:39 | 2986468 toady
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I know, right?

Why don't these things ever show the trillionaires or quadrillionaires? I really want to emigrate to where they are. I'm sure they will need some serfs soon.

Thu, 11/15/2012 - 19:38 | 2986152 fuu
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Gotta love created on 9/1/12.

enom enom enom

Thu, 11/15/2012 - 19:44 | 2986172 Manipuflation
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Only three Hollywood movie budgets?  Really?

Thu, 11/15/2012 - 19:45 | 2986173 HurricaneSeason
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We only face one significant economic problem for the forseeable future and that is the worlds poor. Chinese workers making flat screens and such work for $200 or so a month. They get overtime and a relatively free apartment, but they start working when they are 14. Until our 14 year olds give up on the $100,000 college tab and start working full time for $400 a month and give up the healthcare and retirement and social security, we will have less and less workers each year. The military and government workers have filled in nicely during the crisis, but they will need to be paid out of the $400 a month "private" workers salaries. There is no solution other than collapse, so the Ron Paul crap is window dressing. The problem wasn't mentioned once in the Republican debates and wont be because they can leave the country. It wont be mentioned by the Democrats either because the teachers, police and fireman(and hopefully solar workers) want to go on making hundreds of thousands a year and retire early and mutiple retirements for each. China wants to add 25 million jobs a year. Is there any doubt they will?

Thu, 11/15/2012 - 20:27 | 2986292 otto skorzeny
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Newman-you are wise.

Thu, 11/15/2012 - 20:37 | 2986311 HurricaneSeason
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Lol, I forgot $100,000 a year retirement postal workers, but they are on the ropes.

Thu, 11/15/2012 - 19:46 | 2986176 buzzsaw99
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What a bunch of scumbags.

Thu, 11/15/2012 - 19:52 | 2986192 DeficitAlchemist
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Master puppeteer Rothschild and Rockfeller... families too wealthy and smart to allow themselves to be listed... to busy deciding next US presidential bitch

Thu, 11/15/2012 - 19:58 | 2986210 otto skorzeny
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it's like the mob- you gotta have a face guys to take the fall when the shit goes down.

Thu, 11/15/2012 - 19:55 | 2986199 PaperBear
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The International Banking Cartel - holding the people of the world in feudalism

"A look at the International Banking Cartel led by the Bank for International Settlement (in Basel, Switzerland) known as the bank of central banks (58 central banks) and The US Federal reserve System. Also a look at banking tycoons: from the Rothschild family in Europe to JP Morgan and others in the US. How banks not only control governments but also appoint politicians through huge campaign donations. Governments at the service of the major banks, the best example: the Obama administration and the history's biggest bail out of the same institutions that caused the Great Recession."

You’re DAMN right that PressTV had to be taken off the air in Europe with a piece of truth telling like this.

21m10s “to create a world system of financial control in private hands able to dominate the political system of each country and the economy of the world as a whole … to be controlled in a feudalistic fashion by the central banks of the world acting in concert by secret agreements.”

Thu, 11/15/2012 - 20:05 | 2986237 Bay of Pigs
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Not many comment on the fact the William Dudley (President and CEO of the NY FED) and his significant position and role at the BIS.

"In 2012, Mr. Dudley was appointed chairman of the Committee on the Global Financial System of the Bank for International Settlements (BIS). Previously, Mr. Dudley served as chairman of the Committee on Payment and Settlement Systems of the BIS from 2009 to 2012. He is a member of the board of directors of the BIS and the board of trustees of the Economic Club of New York."

Thu, 11/15/2012 - 20:09 | 2986247 knukles
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"The first thing you need to know about Goldman Sachs is that it's everywhere. The world's most powerful investment bank is a great vampire squid wrapped around the face of humanity, relentlessly jamming its blood funnel into anything that smells like money."
                                -Matt Tiabbi

Thu, 11/15/2012 - 20:14 | 2986261 fuu
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Hear hear!

Thu, 11/15/2012 - 20:33 | 2986301 rayduh4life
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"Give me control of a countries currency and I'll care not who makes it's laws."

Thu, 11/15/2012 - 19:59 | 2986213 BraveSirRobin
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Not a single billionaire in Alabama? Really?

Thu, 11/15/2012 - 20:06 | 2986240 knukles
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Now ya'll listen' up.  We don't take none too kindly to your smartie ass lip here, boy...  Now the Justice of the Peace's place be right up there, the big red brick home, an he ain't gonna be back in town for another week or two for ya'll discharge this here parkin' ticket I be a givin' ya'll, so might just set up to humor his honor by a pickin' some o that there Kudzu vines off his property and he be a right grateful.  Treat'ch'a like a billionaire he will, huh huh hu.

Thu, 11/15/2012 - 20:22 | 2986278 BraveSirRobin
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OK, but can I get some grits with that?

Thu, 11/15/2012 - 20:23 | 2986280 willwork4food
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But officer, I was not aware we couldn't walk  across the street without a permit.

My CHICAGO BEARS jacket doesn't have anything to do with the ticket you're giving me, right?

Thu, 11/15/2012 - 20:25 | 2986283 otto skorzeny
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wait til those dudes from Bamazon on The Hitler Channel strike it rich- unless they run into a S. American version of Deliverance

Thu, 11/15/2012 - 20:25 | 2986274 silverserfer
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where are all the money printin sonz-o-bithcez on there! This article is HORSESHIT!

David Rothchild is worth more than all these people put together

this list is for the sheep.

we all know who Ben Shalom's master is. Kneel and print bitch! 


Thu, 11/15/2012 - 20:37 | 2986312 I am on to you
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And how did they pull it of?Brave New World?

Simply,by calling us,not slaves,but, WORKERS with rights? even Human right?what that ever meens,later transformed into,Consummers=Lemmings,pure and simpel.

One die,and the next steps up on the death body,to die,are we soon on the other side of the river, then!

I need a 60 inch lamescreen!

Thu, 11/15/2012 - 20:44 | 2986319 logicalman
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Not seeing any mention of the Rothschild family in these lists of the wealthy.

Interesting how they stay under the radar.

Thu, 11/15/2012 - 21:30 | 2986443 Conax
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In one of their bomb shelter/bullion vaults where the radar cannot see.

They also didn't mention any of the world's royalty, those bitchez got some dust, too, but they don't mention it to the rabble.

Thu, 11/15/2012 - 20:45 | 2986323 LawsofPhysics
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So the states with budget problems and biggest income disparity also have the most billionaires? Color me "shocked".

Thu, 11/15/2012 - 20:56 | 2986349 robertocarlos
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I have $38 million in my pension account but they only pay me the interest.

Thu, 11/15/2012 - 21:20 | 2986411 formadesika3
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they have their reasons.

Thu, 11/15/2012 - 21:32 | 2986447 Dickweed Wang
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That list is total BS and propaganda - obviously intended to keep the sheeple looking anywhere but where the real money is -

  • Rothschild Family
  • House of Windsor (aka British Royals)

Who is #1 or #2 doesn't really matter because the the"reliable"/"believable" data you can find on their assets indicate these two entities alone could possibly account for 40% or more of the entire world's wealth.  There are likely families/organizations in the far east with similar resources and they have worked hard to remain unknown to the general populace.  These entities OWN the Buffett's, Soros' and Rockefeller's of the world.  The guys on this list are peons to the people with the real money.

Thu, 11/15/2012 - 22:16 | 2986547 Turdy Brown
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The Qaddafi famiy was worth over $ 1 trillion! This is/was a fact.

Thu, 11/15/2012 - 23:03 | 2986633 Cosimo de Medici
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Fantasy perhaps, but fact?  I don't think so.  Qadhafi, not exactly a saver, ruled a country whose GDP over his time went from less than a billion to about $37 billion.  Tough to get a trillion out of that, even for the ruling elite.  The entire world---if one adds up the supposed value of everything---is only about 3.5x the world GDP of $60 trillion.  Even the oil in the ground, which subsequent events proved he didn't exactly own, wouldn't have yielded him the sort of wealth you claim.  Remember that if one of his heirs tries to write you a check.  Cash up front or NO SALE!

Thu, 11/15/2012 - 22:54 | 2986610 Radical Marijuana
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These kinds of statistics are quite misleading!

There is an ourboros of incorporated robbery, whereby the vast majority of everything is owned by agencies which were mandated by governments, to be able to force people to contribute to funds run by professional money managers, which then reinvested and reinvested, around and around, for decade after decade. Thus, the vast majority of people own the vast majority of stuff. (The few rich people are relatively trivial.) What matters is the interlocking boards of influence and control, and the herding of the professional money managers, who follow each other, inside of their ourboros of incorporated robbery.

There is more control through various foundations, than through any particular wealthy individuals. To focus on the few rich people is to focus on the the particular race horses, but not to look at the race track business. Sure, it may well be nicer to be one of the winning horses, than the losers. However, the system as a whole is the ourborous of incorporated robbery, operated by professional money managers, in an incestuous loop. There is no beginning nor end to that spiral. There is no longer much effective control by the few richest people, nor even by the few richest families. There is control through an increasing abstract and insane system of numbers, which was all built on top of one layer after another of fraud and robbery.

The grand irony is that "We the People" have forced ourselves to buy up the vast majority of the ownership of almost everything. However, at the same time, "We the People" have lost more and more contact and control with what we were doing. Nobody is wealthier than the collective powers of governments, which have a practically unopposed power to rob, and to back that up with murder. The total of all government mandated entities has become that grand ourboros of incorporated robbery, which is operated through increasingly insane professional money managers, digging themselves deeper and deeper into one pit, inside of another bigger pit, like Chinese boxes of financial absurdities. Sure, inside of the central boxes, there are somewhat significant shadow governments, and relative puppet masters, however, they are just particular sharks in a school of sharks, in a bigger ocean, just like particular race horses exist in the bigger race course systems. Sure, the central core systems were relatively better at being dishonest and violent, and so were relatively able to build the globalized systems, which have a relative privatization of power, corresponding to the relative privatization of the power to murder, during the history of the evolution of those systems. However, that is like ancient archeology now, which is useful to understand how the established systems got going, but not useful to understand what they have become, which is now astronomically bigger!

The mass media's popularized accounts, which I would say includes anything like this story, about who the "wealthy" are becomes grossly misleading misrepresentations. Since people generally refuse to face the basic facts, that all "wealth" is an expression of the power of organized lies, backed by violence, to stake a claim, and back that up, they are not able to perceive the true relative manifestations of that "wealth."  Money is based on robbery, backed by murder. Private property is based on robbery, backed by murder. By far and away, it is collective powers of governmental agencies which are those that are the MAJOR PLAYERS in "owning" and being "wealthy."

Again, it is never the race horses that happen to win that explain the operations of the race tracks. They are mostly interchangeable, and yet, the races would still go on. Of course, it matters to those individual horses, but otherwise, caring about that is mistaken.

What matters is the evolution of those systems as a whole, especially since they have been astronomically amplified in size, and thereby become utterly absurd insanities.

Thu, 11/15/2012 - 22:57 | 2986623 clagr
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So What! Note that all these guys' fortunes were made by creating things which people wanted and in turn created lots of jobs for others. How many jobs are created by all the 'takers' sucking off the walfare teats?

Fri, 11/16/2012 - 02:32 | 2986889 Ropingdown
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We must have seen different lists:  Many on the list are heirs of the people who built something (Walton, Mars, et al).  Others bought major assets cheap through political influence (or call it what you want) i.e. Slim. 

Thu, 11/15/2012 - 23:06 | 2986641 jomama
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funny, i don't see any rothschild's on that list.

Thu, 11/15/2012 - 23:28 | 2986675 gwar5
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Movie trivia: Lichtenstein, isn't that where impoverished Sir Ulrich was from?



I'm OK with an Oprah tax as long as all the shit spending is cut to the bone so that all politicians are flying commercial coach before anybody is ever told to take a little blue pill and go die under Obamacare. Social justice? ...there it is.

Thu, 11/15/2012 - 23:52 | 2986714 Lord Drek
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The first rule of the 13 boodlines is you don't talk about the 13 bloodlines.

Fri, 11/16/2012 - 00:12 | 2986758 RagnarDanneskjold
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290 million Big Macs. Unless Big Mac's now cost $44.

Fri, 11/16/2012 - 08:35 | 2987095 e-recep
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Today in Brazil they may really cost that much.  Last time I checked it cost ten bucks.

Fri, 11/16/2012 - 00:22 | 2986770 dbomb12
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Forget billionares, how about all the trillionares living in Zimbabwe

Fri, 11/16/2012 - 02:19 | 2986881 Boxed Merlot
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If the point of this report is to state these should pay more in taxes, then why base it on their net worth? I thought taxes were based on earnings in the US.  Once earned and taxed, the net worth is theirs to do with as they wish, just like you or I.  (Not that I actually believe this to be a fair method of taxation.  Personally I think it makes far more sense to collect taxes at the point of consumption rather than production.  But that’s just me.)

On the other hand, if the point is to fuel a class warfare mentality, there are other, better measures than a person's accumulation of frns that should be accounted for, imo.

Better criteria would be to use a person’s history of deceit, inability to distinguish truth from fiction and their dedication to continue to promote lies, deceit and their destruction of the means by which access to truth may occur.


I find the rate of burn amusing in the article too. 1.3b frns a day is roughly equivalent to Ben's existing commitment of redeeming his member banks fraudulent US real estate documents from the reaches of the (currently) United States' AG possession thus preventing effective prosecution for their fraudulent practices leading up to our present fiscal crisis.

End the fed before going on this witch hunt, imo


Fri, 11/16/2012 - 03:11 | 2986904 905ozs
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What a crock of non sense!

The current head of Rothschilds Inc is estimated ( no one really knows exactly for sure ) $500 TRILLION....TRILLION!!!

Makes Gates look positively poor...but no mention of this??

Fri, 11/16/2012 - 03:15 | 2986907 putaipan
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what? you mean these red-shields ? ....


you cun't handle the queen! much less the poop!


( and i'll lay 2:1 on my tin foil hat you cunt watch the video much less try to copy/paste it some where else! )


i double dare ya! it just took me 7 mins. to write down and type this shit for you!

Fri, 11/16/2012 - 03:19 | 2986913 putaipan
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ok.....ok. it might'a bin the velvets. but it's a good videe' don't ferget the poop/queen in yer property holder's

Fri, 11/16/2012 - 03:22 | 2986915 q99x2
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Arrest them and re-distribute their stolen wealth.

Fri, 11/16/2012 - 04:07 | 2986938 Hobbleknee
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The inforgraphic is missing how many get-out-of-jail-free cards they can buy.

Fri, 11/16/2012 - 04:20 | 2986943 905ozs
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Putaipan...old vid mate

q99x2...bugger arresting them, hang them slowly

Every list like this list in, Forbes, The Economist, Time, etc never includes Rothschilds

....oh yeah Rothschild own AP, Reuters, :)

BUT, we know where they are, if we got off arses we can get to them, hopefully before they kill most of us as is their plan....

Fri, 11/16/2012 - 04:38 | 2986952 Supernova Born
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Amerika still doing quite well despite the weight of the FSA?

Impressive. How do we do it?

"He ain't heavy, he is my previously exploited labor class being carried by my presently exploited labor class."

A Ponzi scheme utilizing successive waves of exploited labor and ever more expensive natural resource exploitation does not make for an enduring republic.

Jacob Marley's chains are getting quite ponderous.

Fri, 11/16/2012 - 06:28 | 2986993 Colonial Intent
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Let's be honest: you'll never win the lottery.

On the other hand, the chances are pretty good that you'll slave away at some miserable job the rest of your life. That's because you were in all likelihood born into the wrong social class. Let's face it -- you're a member of the working caste. Sorry!

As a result, you don't have the education, upbringing, connections, manners, appearance, and good taste to ever become one of us. In fact, you'd probably need a book the size of the yellow pages to list all the unfair advantages we have over you. That's why we're so relieved to know that you still continue to believe all those silly fairy tales about "justice" and "equal opportunity" in America.

Of course, in a hierarchical social system like ours, there's never been much room at the top to begin with. Besides, it's already occupied by us -- and we like it up here so much that we intend to keep it that way. But at least there's usually someone lower in the social hierarchy you can feel superior to and kick in the teeth once in a while. Even a lowly dishwasher can easily find some poor slob further down in the pecking order to sneer and spit at. So be thankful for migrant workers, prostitutes, and homeless street people.

Always remember that if everyone like you were economically secure and socially privileged like us, there would be no one left to fill all those boring, dangerous, low-paid jobs in our economy. And no one to fight our wars for us, or blindly follow orders in our totalitarian corporate institutions. And certainly no one to meekly go to their grave without having lived a full and creative life. So please, keep up the good work!

You also probably don't have the same greedy, compulsive drive to possess wealth, power, and prestige that we have. And even though you may sincerely want to change the way you live, you're also afraid of the very change you desire, thus keeping you and others like you in a nervous state of limbo. So you go through life mechanically playing your assigned social role, terrified what others would think should you ever dare to "break out of the mold."

Naturally, we try to play you off against each other whenever it suits our purposes: high-waged workers against low-waged, unionized against non-unionized, Black against White, male against female, American workers against Japanese against Mexican against.... We continually push your wages down by invoking "foreign competition," "the law of supply and demand," "national security," or "the bloated federal deficit." We throw you on the unemployed scrap heap if you step out of line or jeopardize our profits. And to give you an occasional break from the monotony of our daily economic blackmail, we allow you to participate in our stage-managed electoral shell games, better known to you ordinary folks as "elections." Happily, you haven't a clue as to what's really happening -- instead, you blame "Aliens," "Tree-hugging Environmentalists," "Niggers," "Jews," Welfare Queens," and countless others for your troubled situation.

We're also very pleased that many of you still embrace the "work ethic," even though most jobs in our economy degrade the environment, undermine your physical and emotional health, and basically suck your one and only life right out of you. We obviously don't know much about work, but we're sure glad you do!

Of course, life could be different. Society could be intelligently organized to meet the real needs of the general population. You and others like you could collectively fight to free yourselves from our domination. But you don't know that. In fact, you can't even imagine that another way of life is possible. And that's probably the greatest, most significant achievement of our system -- robbing you of your imagination, your creativity, your ability to think and act for yourself.

Fri, 11/16/2012 - 09:56 | 2987389 swiss chick
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Sooooooooooo true

Fri, 11/16/2012 - 06:28 | 2986994 Pseudolus
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Risible. No no old money, oil money, finance, war money...

This is a list of the best performing plebians..You know - people who still work to make or keep their lucre

Nothing dynastic about these families - indeed, they seem keen to pledging to give it all away rather than try to compete with the establishment

Yes, the establishment - the ones who created, shaped and direct the opaque institutions (monetary system, statute law etc) that we operate within

The greatest trick the aristocracy pulled was to convince us that they don't exist or arent powerful (look how the serfs voluntarily pay the upkeep of stately homes in the UK through the National Trust). Rather like the devil

Come back when you have the list of those who cant help but make money (Fofoa's giants). Of course, it can't be done as although they control everything, they 'own' little


Fri, 11/16/2012 - 06:47 | 2987006 Colonial Intent
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We serfs in the uk give the royal family our money because they are appointed by god to rule over us worthless subjects that we are, their blood is pure and their genes are superior to ours, they are the ruling class because our god says so and all those men in dresses and jewelry cant be wrong.


Fri, 11/16/2012 - 12:07 | 2987981 Boxed Merlot
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men in dresses and jewelry...


It is amazing how they're able to keep a lid on the discontent though, isn't it?  They very nearly kept the lid on the colonies if not for the the expanse of the Atlantic.  Eventually, they all seem to collapse on the weight of their own success / excess.  

It seems their DNA has infected the mentality of the current residents of DC, so if it's not your men in tights, it would be someone else's. imo.

Fri, 11/16/2012 - 07:19 | 2987024 Monedas
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I have a twenty dollar bill !  I go to McDonalds ! I order two double patty with cheese value menu burgers, a chicken sandwich and a senior coffee and all the condiments for $3.98 !  I cross the street to Baja Duty Free and buy 2 cartons of Skydancer 100s full flavor Class A cigarettes $16 ($8 each) for bartering ! I pocket $ .02 change and head for Tijuana ! I love resourceful people ! Being rich is a state of mind !

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