These Are The Ten "People" Who Run The World (For The Last 20 Years)

Tyler Durden's picture

"When deep space exploration ramps up, it'll be the corporations that name everything, the IBM Stellar Sphere, the Microsoft Galaxy, Planet Starbucks"

      - Narrator, Fight Club

Everyone knows that politicians are merely muppets, controlled by financial and corporate interests, injected into an anachronistic legacy represenational system designed to give the person on the street some sense of nominal control over day-to-day events. And while bankers control the flow, production and cost of money, without some means of converting labor (someone else's) into capital (their own), all the money in the world would be for nothing (and the myth that debt is wealth would be extinguished). Which leaves one true controlling agent: Corporations, or as they are better known by the Supreme Court: "people."

Which is why, for all those curious who really calls the shots, below we list the top 10 corporations by market cap over the past 20 years. While the landscape has changed at the very top, the premise has not. Looking to find who has been truly in control over the past two decades? Look no further.

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SMG's picture

So the truth is here.  Will you sit there and take it?  Or wil you fight for your freedom?  That is the question for this century.

Nephilim's picture

I demand an answer

trader1's picture

and those are only the publicly traded companies.

next time, come back with a real story that includes cargill.

WarPony's picture

Trillionaire-trust families top this heap - Roths, Sassoons and the Monarchies beholden to them, and don't discount their ability to mobilize NATO . . . for a clearer picture.