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The World's 2170 Billionaires Control $33 Trillion In Net Worth, Double The US GDP

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Before it became a conspiracy fact, the traditional response to all suggestions of a massive Libor/FX/commodity/mortgage rigging cartel was a simple if stupid one: too many people are involved and so it can never be contained. As it turns out not only can it be contained, but when the interests of the "conspiracy" participants are alligned, it can continue for decades. Naturally, the same applies for the pinnacle of the global wealth pyramid: the world's billionaires and their plan of wealth preservation and accumulation.

Not only have the world's richest been the biggest beneficiaries of the monetary and fiscal policies since 2009, with the current 2170 global billionaires representing a 60% increase since 2009 according to UBS, but their consolidated net worth has more than doubled from $3.1 trillion in 2009 to $6.5 trillion now. At the same time, the net worth of the "bottom 90%" of the world's not so lucky population, has declined. Yet, somehow, the Fed is still revered.

Naturally, as in global financial conspiracies, the question arises: is it possible that instead of representing the interests of the general population, what the central banks simply do is follow the instructions of a far smaller cabal, that of the world's uber wealthy?

In case there is any confusion, the above is a rhetorical question. It goes without saying that what the world's largest wealth accumulators want above all else, is to preserve a status quo that allows their capital-based wealth to increase as fast and as much as possible in a regime of reflating asset prices, while keeping the bulk of the world's population distracted, entertained, and collecting their daily welfare check.

Consider the downside: according to a new report by Wealth-X and UBS, "the average billionaire is incredibly well connected, with a social circle worth US$15 billion – five times the net worth of the average billionaire. This figure is based on a calculation of the net worth of only the three top connections of billionaires, and so it is likely to be even higher when considering the number of UHNW individuals the average billionaire interacts with while attending various meetings, dinners, and events." It is during these "meetings, dinners and events" that the real policy defining the future of the world is set - far beyond the theater of a corrupt, dysfunctional Congress or incompetent Executive. And the policy is simple - "more for us, nothing for everyone else."

The bottom line from Weatlh X: "factoring in all of the connections between the world’s billionaires, this equates to a total social circle worth a combined US$33 trillion" or double the GDP of the US.

The estimated "circle of influence" among the friends of just the US' richest is shown below.

Source: Wealth-X

 

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Sat, 11/23/2013 - 16:38 | 4183886 Sudden Debt
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AND THAT'S WHY WE WON'T GIVE YOU SERVS A PAYRAISE!!

strapped for cash and things like that...

Sat, 11/23/2013 - 16:45 | 4183896 kushmere
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<<-- A Real Man get's what he is worth, the market decides it best no matter what.

<<-- We should make sure everyone gets paid with more equality and fairness.

 

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Sat, 11/23/2013 - 16:59 | 4183913 remain calm
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Remain Calm 462,000 Fuck you Billionares

Sat, 11/23/2013 - 19:10 | 4184132 JLee2027
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After all the paper explodes, they'll be worth zero.

Sat, 11/23/2013 - 19:55 | 4184244 ZerOhead
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Actually the debt they used to accumulate the wealth will become worthless while the assets they own will experience the crack-up boom when the system implodes making them trillionaires in the process.

Sucks to be us...

Sat, 11/23/2013 - 20:54 | 4184359 NoDebt
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This is like 'Highlander' but with money.

"There can be only one"

Sun, 11/24/2013 - 21:18 | 4186664 cynicalskeptic
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Problem is that the rest of us serfs are the ones losing our heads while the Billionaires fight it out ovewr who has 'more'.

That old Rothschild adage about making money when blood is flowing in the streets..... it's rarely the blood of the wealthy.   Now and then (think French Revolution and Russian Revloution) some may lose their heads but history shows that it's the common man who's most likely to die when powers come into conflict.

Sat, 11/23/2013 - 21:00 | 4184373 Occident Mortal
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Central Banks are privately owned.

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/08c8c32c-45d1-11e0-acd8-00144feab49a.html#axzz...

Here is some information from an article in the FT which explains how several central banks even have listed stocks.

For example one man called Theo Siegel owns 5.95% of the Swiss Central Bank. This is the same bank that fixed CHF / EUR running up reserves to the tune of $250bn of repatriated capital.

They are quite open about it in Switzerland

http://www.snb.ch/en/mmr/reference/shares_structure/source

Obviously similar opinions of the Federal Reserve are just "conspiracies"

Nothing to see here. Move along please. ---->

Sun, 11/24/2013 - 11:36 | 4185430 mvsjcl
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These are just the "visible" billionaires. You never see the list of "invisible" trillionaires.

Sat, 11/23/2013 - 17:31 | 4183962 Yen Cross
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   Hey FUCKHEAD! I'm about 3 seconds away from personally contacting Z/Hs' spam dept. Take your shit and peddle it somewhere else. If people want to play with BTC they have plenty of(courtesy of Z/H) information. They don't need to see your juvenile spam links at the top of each article.

 YOU ARE WARNED!

Sat, 11/23/2013 - 17:30 | 4183957 Zionist Jew
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Half of those billionaires are my fellow tribesmen... not to mention trillionaires.

 

Suck it Goy bitches!

Sat, 11/23/2013 - 18:09 | 4184033 samsara
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Now, now no jeering at the villagers, It is getting dark and you really should return to the castle.

Sat, 11/23/2013 - 21:25 | 4184411 NoDebt
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OK, so how much do your most successful tribesmen pay you from their trillions?

What?  They don't give you anything?  You're kidding me!

You're just another stupid plebe like the rest of us, after all.  You just go to a different house of worship.

Sun, 11/24/2013 - 19:35 | 4186465 Umh
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You're assuming that he is only lying a little bit. How about everything he says is a lie.

Sun, 11/24/2013 - 10:31 | 4185287 sleigher
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I can't wait to throw rocks at the bodies hanging from the light posts on Main st.  

Sat, 11/23/2013 - 17:41 | 4183986 Jlasoon
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Fuck you, you're not coming between me and my $762 Trillion. Screw the 99.9999999999999999999999999%. Japanese Kobe + Australian Wagyu = something you're not having tonight. Fuck I hate poor people. 

Sat, 11/23/2013 - 20:52 | 4184346 ZerOhead
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If you really hate poor people stop making so many of them...

Sat, 11/23/2013 - 19:02 | 4184120 lotsoffun
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and betty and beatrix and these aren't any different?  and you fckers all killed each other for them.

Because of the First World War and the resultant strong anti-German sentiment, the family name was changed in 1920 from Saxe-Coburg-Gotha to van België, de Belgique, or von Belgien ("of Belgium"),

Sun, 11/24/2013 - 01:02 | 4184843 NIHILIST CIPHER
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That applies to Brittish royal family who were Saxe-Coburg-Gotha of German lineage. Same twats different country. 

Sat, 11/23/2013 - 19:48 | 4184229 Kirk2NCC1701
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And that's why they invented ORGANIZED religion: To keep the 99.999% from killing the 0.001%.

Sun, 11/24/2013 - 01:16 | 4184865 scrappy
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There is only one way to amass that much wealth verses the rest of us.  They are (mostly, not all) immoral criminals against humanity.

Like the seasons of life and nature, all in it's own time. Kharma?

If I have anything to do with this, yes, but wisely measured and dispensed.

Sat, 11/23/2013 - 16:39 | 4183888 Sudden Debt
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THEY WORKED FOR IT FAIR AND SQUARE...

WHOEHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH

Sat, 11/23/2013 - 16:41 | 4183890 Buckaroo Banzai
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These "rich lists" are such bullshit. Where are the Rockefellers? The Rothschilds? Only dopey new-rich types like Buffett or Gates make their wealth visible. I'm sure the Rothschild fortune is measured in trillions, sequestered in holding corporation shells a dozen layers deep.

Sat, 11/23/2013 - 16:44 | 4183897 Skateboarder
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That's apparently too hard for people to conceive. Since the average monkey lives in a "look, I'm showing off my shit and it's better than your's, bitch" world, it is understandable that it only thinks along the lines of visibility.

We eat so much onion, but we don't know what it means.

Sat, 11/23/2013 - 16:44 | 4183898 Sudden Debt
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true, you will never find the true money masters of Europe ona list like this because they cut up their wealth into 500 pieces and put it all over the world. And they can walk in the streets without anybody knowing.

Making money is hard, it's a lot harder to keep it and the best trick to keep it is to let nobody know you have it.

Sat, 11/23/2013 - 18:28 | 4184060 J S Bach
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My sentiments exactly, SD.  No Rothschilds, Warburgs, Kuhns, Loebs, Rockefellers on the list.  Nor any of the other SOBs who own the Federal Reserves private stock and have been leaching off of us for 100 years now.  What is their tribute... something like 6% of the national debt annually?!  I don't know... I'm not an expert.  But, I do know the whole rotten scam is rigged in their favor.

Sat, 11/23/2013 - 20:36 | 4184320 Occident Mortal
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The Federal Reserve pays a dividend of 6%.

There is so much money flowing back at the moment that the Swiss Central Bank has had to fix the exchange rate to hide the shear flow of repatriation.

There are hundreds of billions flowing back to the Alps at the moment, as SovX is exploding wider right across the world.

Sat, 11/23/2013 - 19:08 | 4184128 lotsoffun
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i'm the queen of england.

Sat, 11/23/2013 - 16:45 | 4183899 squexx
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Yeah, but they have to bring their own beer to parties!

Sat, 11/23/2013 - 17:15 | 4183938 whatsinaname
Sat, 11/23/2013 - 17:19 | 4183942 essence
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regarding Buckaroo's comment at 15:41 

 

Folks, ever notice how most comments on web blogs are really merely background noise. It's like high school locker room banter. Jeez, get a life people.

Then along comes a comment such as yours Buckaroo.
It cuts to the heart of the matter.

Certainly the intelligence agencies with their powerful capability to intercept and decipher could track these ultra wealthy types activities. Exactly why, if I was born to unimaginable mutli generational wealth, and I had studied history & politics .... I would now seek to compromise search engines and intelligence agencies.

Bribing politicians is so old school.

 

 

Sat, 11/23/2013 - 17:25 | 4183949 layman_please
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these guys probably had private intelligence agencies before any of the state. it was ingenious move to make them legal and let the taxpayer pay for it.

Sat, 11/23/2013 - 17:29 | 4183956 Terminus C
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Exactly. 

Sat, 11/23/2013 - 17:30 | 4183959 Zionist Jew
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Shut the fuck up anti-Semite!

Sat, 11/23/2013 - 18:58 | 4184110 lotsoffun
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wow - dear mr. or mrs. or mz. zionist jew.

i wish you well.  i think you really are a troll, but i would like to meet you.  you really do excite me that much.

you really are some one i would like to share ideas with.

i just bought some new steel toe boots.  you should get a pair also, they are great in the rain.

 

Sat, 11/23/2013 - 20:05 | 4184262 Hugh G Rection
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Definite troll

Sat, 11/23/2013 - 20:32 | 4184315 validate
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Trolls dont make you laugh like ZJ

Sat, 11/23/2013 - 20:29 | 4184306 Zionist Jew
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I split time in Manhattan and the Beltway if you live in the area we can do lunch... if you're buying of course.

Sun, 11/24/2013 - 01:35 | 4184886 toxic8
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I got something for you take a little nosh on right here ya fuckin dirty shmear! ;-)

Sat, 11/23/2013 - 17:32 | 4183961 Comte de Grasse
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ABSOLUTELY TRUE> It's ridiculous to assume that all these hedge fund managers, and tech company founders are the players in charge.  For one thing everyone one of them had to borrow money multiple times to grow their businesses to the scale of today.  Where does all that money come from ?  How come the old european, jewish and american aristrocracy has simply disappeared ?  You honestly think they all made bad investement decisions for the entirety of the 21st century after killin' it for the previous 100-300 years (respectively speaking) ?

I'm pretty sure these forbes lists are a propoganda tool for the masses to aspire too.  Most of these figures are compiled based on estimates of publicly traded equities, and extrapolated for guesses on assets from there. Conveniently we still don't know the current owners of the FED.....

 

Sat, 11/23/2013 - 17:41 | 4183985 Zionist Jew
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The FED is an independent agency, created out of public interest to stem inflation and bring stability to the banking system.  It is owned by member banks, but operates for the public good. 

 

Here's to 100 more years!

Sat, 11/23/2013 - 18:02 | 4184022 bonin006
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And the farmer only has the turkey's best interests in mind.

Sat, 11/23/2013 - 19:45 | 4184220 Colonel Klink
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It's better to use rancher and cattle analogy.  It makes much more sense for burger eat'n 'Murikans.

Sat, 11/23/2013 - 18:06 | 4184024 samsara
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Wow! I guess noticing that the list is not "The List" if they would print their names, gets noticed itself. Instant response too.

Fears that people are associating real names to conditions is heightening it would seem.

Sat, 11/23/2013 - 18:55 | 4184102 lotsoffun
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anybody ever heard of betty windsor?  this thread is beyond stupid.  you think the queen of fucking england (and no, i don't mean freddie mercury) is shabby?  anybody ever check out queen beatrix of holland?  it's called 'royal dutch shell' because you own it - you jerk?  those be some bad bitches and familys.  and the list gets bigger.  if you have the wit.   the rothschilds are put up front and pay for it as jews.  there are plenty more behind that and much bigger. 

and we didn't even begin to discuss the vatican, and why would anybody want to be the pope.

 

 

Sun, 11/24/2013 - 01:10 | 4184849 NIHILIST CIPHER
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ZJ    And you are misinformed,I hope you lose your ass when this ponzi ends and you find out how good it was for the public and your wallet.

Sat, 11/23/2013 - 18:49 | 4184095 lotsoffun
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comte de grasse - dear sir.  do you know that you just stepped one, or it.  i'm drunk.  trying to figure out how to make it funny.

the forbes list?  seen any forbes being smeared lately?

 

Sat, 11/23/2013 - 19:31 | 4184098 essence
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@Comte de Grasse

 

Who owns the Fed?

What a timely question. I've been doing some research and .... thinking.

 

First off.. forget the 12 regional branches, they're facades that were instituted to get the original Fed enacted.
The real power lies with the central Fed governors and the all powerful N.Y.Fed.

N.Y. Fed is the queen bee. Focus on it.

A select few, jewish (yes Tyler I said the J word) european families certainly appear to be the prime force behind the founding of the fed. Why would ANYONE think that such a "cash cow" as the Fed would ever be relinquished by its original owners.

But it's more nuanced than that, the core issue is CONTROL, high ground. Please don't solely focus on the fed funneling money-credit to its cronies and minions, for the flip side of the coin is that the Fed can DENY money credit to those that don't acquiesce & submit to it.

Do you grasp the enormity of that?

 

 

Sat, 11/23/2013 - 20:06 | 4184261 SMG
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They're not Jewish, Luciferian. Completely different group.   That's important because when the riots start, the mob needs to be pointed in the right direction.

 

Sat, 11/23/2013 - 21:08 | 4184389 essence
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"Luciferian" you say... perhaps. Or maybe they're shape shifting reptoids.

Don't want to go there.

You know what impresses me.
People posting lucid comments and especially those who state something along the lines  ... "I don't know what to make of this, I don't necessarily believe it, but I'm not mocking it ... I am consciously setting it aside (yet keeping it in mind) until further facts clarify things and I'll get back to it".

 

 

Sat, 11/23/2013 - 22:21 | 4184525 SMG
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No, no reptoids, that's just BS used by the Elite to defect blame.  Simply there's just a bunch of people who think their better than everybody else, and who want to make regular people suffer and control everything.

Maybe regular people will rise up against these abusive Eliteists, we'll see.

Sat, 11/23/2013 - 20:27 | 4184302 Mitzibitzi
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Somehow, I doubt that. If you look at the world rationally, you'll no doubt conclude that the roths and rockes are not actually that rich........... in fiat terms. But they don't have to be, do they? As long as the dollar/pound/euro checking account has a few million in it, the rest of the wealth (wealth - NOT money!) can sit happily in gold, property and land  ownership, secure in the knowl;edge that all that can be lost in a collapse is pointless paper promises, largely expressed as mere digits on some corporate computer screen. And even those can have any number of noughts added at a whim.

Sun, 11/24/2013 - 10:49 | 4185317 sleigher
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500 trillion

Sat, 11/23/2013 - 16:41 | 4183891 reader2010
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this madness for imaginary wealth is destroying the real wealth,  which is our habitat, like there's no tomorrow.  total irrationality! 

Sat, 11/23/2013 - 17:48 | 4183910 layman_please
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if money is (at least used to be) a mean to accumulate/transfer human energy/labor then this imaginary wealth is not only destroying real wealth, but it's at the same time slaving 99.99999% of human population into bondage. so it's not about being jealous of somebody's wealth, it's a question of freedom in our civilization where money translates into power. look at it this way, wealth can be measured in money but also in number of slaves it equates.

Sat, 11/23/2013 - 16:43 | 4183894 Bangin7GramRocks
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All the worlds smartest and most hard working people I'm sure. Don't hate! You too could've been born a billionaire, a KGB member during he Soviet Union change to "capitalism", a connected member of the Chinese Communist Party or a lucky douche who made a website given favored status by the NSA. It's totally easy.

Sat, 11/23/2013 - 16:51 | 4183903 Skateboarder
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You can be a billionaire too! For the low price of selling your soul and ripping out everyone else's eyeballs. Offer valid till Dec 1st. Quantities limited. Multiple offers not accepted. Class restrictions apply.

Sat, 11/23/2013 - 16:44 | 4183895 Goldilocks
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Render unto Caesar...not: UK corporations 'avoid taxes legally'
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_b0zdbZf-NY (4:04)

Sat, 11/23/2013 - 16:55 | 4183904 NIHILIST CIPHER
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The 2170 billionaires - AKA "The Good Club" are the same asswipes that came up with the Agenda 21, rid the world of 90% of it's population scheme. THEY are behind vast majority of pain in the world. OBTW three of said asswipes have the last name Walton with 50BN each but can't give their employees a turkey for Thanksgiving.

Sat, 11/23/2013 - 17:08 | 4183928 Bangin7GramRocks
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Even worse. Those fucking Walton scumbags won't join a group of European retailers to compensate the workers killed in the Bangladesh factory collapse. 60% of the garments were produced for Walmart, but they refuse to pay anything to help these people. We are talking like 10 fucking million dollars and Walmart refuses. Greedy sociopaths.

Sat, 11/23/2013 - 17:15 | 4183939 max2205
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And thet is why taxes will never go up for the .oo1%, but moar taxes for us...plus ACA taxes

 

Consider yourself fucked

Sat, 11/23/2013 - 16:54 | 4183908 dick cheneys ghost
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Rockefeller wealth is a well known state secret..........

''The paper states “In 1957, the Rockefeller oligarchy of American oil industrialists controlled a capital of 61.4 billion dollars. The precise size of the Rockefeller fortune is a state secret in America: the American press noted at one time that special measures are taken so that data concerning the largest fortunes of the U.S. are not published.”''

http://www.globalresearch.ca/rockefeller-global-tentacles-exposed-in-195...

Sat, 11/23/2013 - 17:00 | 4183916 I am Jobe
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Sheeples love SLAAVERY. 

Salvery Bitchezz

Salvery

Salvery

Enjoy BLACK FRIDAY BITCHEZZ as they peddle more shit for u to hoard and be poor and be slaves.

Sat, 11/23/2013 - 17:01 | 4183918 lolmao500
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And of course, the Rothschilds and Rockefellers are NOT included in there... What a fucking surprise.

Sat, 11/23/2013 - 17:15 | 4183937 layman_please
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why would one collect something that one can create out of thin air? you cannot measure their wealth in money because they know that real wealth is power(at least for those sick fucks) which they use to bring forth human suffering across the globe.

the entire list contains of persons who don't have a printer, so their relevance lies only in the fact that they are closest to the money spigot, but still, they remain fairly low in the predator hierarchy, otherwise they wouldn't be in the spotlight. they are the errand boys.

Sat, 11/23/2013 - 17:48 | 4184001 Zionist Jew
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Another anti-Semite loon barking about the Rothschilds and Rockerfellers...

Nazi propagandist.  Let me guess Israel was created to protect the wealth of the international banking cartel, and not because we Jews needed a homeland?

Sat, 11/23/2013 - 19:27 | 4184164 FeralSerf
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Let's see . . . by a process of elimination:

The "Jews" (not really Jews, but you are calling them that) in 1918 already had a homeland. That ANCESTRAL homeland was Eastern Europe. Too cold and didn't like their neighbors? Or their neighbors didn't like some of their habits? Or just wanted someone else's piece of Planet Earth?

Since it couldn't be needing a homeland, it be from your limited list of choices "protect the wealth of the international banking cartel" (Although I don't see the connection.)

I've got an idea! How about to be close to the OIL (and Solomon's Temple for you Masonic-Templar fans)?

P.S. AshkeNAZI Jooze are NOT Semites. In fact, they are the absolute worst ANTI-Semites on Planet Earth.

Sat, 11/23/2013 - 19:31 | 4184183 prains
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you are by no means a masterbaiter but you certainly sound like one who pulls on it Waaaaaay to much!

 

child-like-f.o.o.l

Sat, 11/23/2013 - 20:34 | 4184319 Zionist Jew
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Why would I masturbate? That is what G-D created the shiksa for.

Sat, 11/23/2013 - 22:37 | 4184556 NIHILIST CIPHER
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The old nihilist speaks a little yiddish, just to translate for those who don't, a shiksa is a gentile female. 

Mon, 11/25/2013 - 14:11 | 4188253 Zionist Jew
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Nihilist! Fuck me. I mean, say what you want about the tenets of National Socialism, Dude, at least it's an ethos.

Sat, 11/23/2013 - 20:39 | 4184328 validate
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Whoops! my bad

Sun, 11/24/2013 - 11:35 | 4185423 sleigher
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You jews had a place already that many jews were already in and thriving.  Been there since well before Israel.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jewish_Autonomous_Oblast

Khazarians!!!

Sat, 11/23/2013 - 17:06 | 4183923 lailapa
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Global Debt Crisis - The greatest private fraud of human history.

Who are the great fraudsters who are becoming the murderers of the human kind?

How does the economy "illness" threaten Democracy and the freedom of people?

http://eamb-ydrohoos.blogspot.gr/2012/01/global-debt-crisis.html

Sat, 11/23/2013 - 17:09 | 4183929 michael_engineer
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I wonder how many of them amuse themselves here at ZH?

Sat, 11/23/2013 - 17:14 | 4183935 Terminus C
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None.

This is a site for peasants who were not properly indoctrinated in the state schools, so you get your two minutes of hate.

Yes, you are a peasant.

Sat, 11/23/2013 - 17:22 | 4183948 WOAR
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Not farmer.

Sat, 11/23/2013 - 17:31 | 4183958 Terminus C
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sure you are... you are in the business of farming tax dollars for them.  Like a peasant, you don't own those tax dollars that you "farm" up or the land on which you live nor any of the products that are around you.

Sat, 11/23/2013 - 17:37 | 4183979 starfcker
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we are peasants, no question. but there are those here, on occasion, that are more than peasants. nice place to kick out a random idea, float a trial balloon, or just chum the water. happens here on a regular basis. pay attention and you can figure out who really knows something.

Sat, 11/23/2013 - 17:40 | 4183981 starfcker
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we are peasants, no question. but there are those here, on occasion, that are more than peasants. nice place to kick out a random idea, float a trial balloon, or just chum the water. happens here on a regular basis. pay attention and you can figure out who really knows something.

Sat, 11/23/2013 - 17:15 | 4183940 Seasmoke
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CLAWBACK !!!

Sat, 11/23/2013 - 17:20 | 4183947 FeralSerf
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Why didn't any of the Rothschilds make the list?

Sat, 11/23/2013 - 17:36 | 4183974 NIHILIST CIPHER
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Rothschilds are jewish. Family name was changed to Rothschild from Bauer. I believe that they were originally a front for european royalty to loot money under the banking (moneychanging)facade. Being crafty, they outwitted their royal owners and became might nigh as powerful as they were. The royals gave in and started giving them titles like Lord Rothschild to give them legitamacy. ROTHSCHILDS CAME FROM THE GHETTO..........THERE IS NOTHING HIGHCLASS ABOUT THEM.

Sat, 11/23/2013 - 18:41 | 4184084 Zionist Jew
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REPORTED!!!

Sat, 11/23/2013 - 19:29 | 4184174 FeralSerf
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!

Sat, 11/23/2013 - 22:26 | 4184533 NIHILIST CIPHER
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ZJ      To whom are you refering?

Sun, 11/24/2013 - 16:27 | 4186075 logicalman
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To call you a scum sucking piece of shit would be insulting scum sucking pieces of shit.

 

Sat, 11/23/2013 - 17:42 | 4183984 layman_please
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1st, they are not billionaires 

2nd, they don't have a nationality (list is for us)

3rd, they don't have to save money, they create it. if they save or collect anything, it's probably gold, art, corporations, nation states(real estate for them) and central banks.

Sat, 11/23/2013 - 19:51 | 4184240 FeralSerf
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1st, trillionaires are not billionaires?

2nd, it's been claimed their nationality is Jooish.

3rd, does one need to save money to be a billionaire? Can't one just steal it? Doesn't gold, art, etc. count towards billionaire status?

Sat, 11/23/2013 - 17:32 | 4183964 ciscokid
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Are they happy????????

 

Sat, 11/23/2013 - 19:00 | 4184108 Bunders
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Ted Talks - Money and Happiness

 

If I remember correctly, below $60,000pa per family = statistically significantly less happy. Above $60,000pa negligable returns in terms of self reported happiness.

Don't tell Obama though, or you'll all be on $30,000pa minimum wage.

Sat, 11/23/2013 - 17:37 | 4183978 ebworthen
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Now we know where the money for healthcare, S.S., and infrastructure improvements can come from in the future!

Sat, 11/23/2013 - 17:39 | 4183980 LetsGetPhysical
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Not impressed. Show me the list of the biggest LAND owners and I'll show you the wealthiest people on the planet. Basing your net worth in fiat that is basically worth ZERO is a joke. Hint: think Royalty. 

Sat, 11/23/2013 - 18:09 | 4184030 Cacete de Ouro
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Correct...money marries money...new money usually marries new money (fiat, for example tech entrepreneurs).

OLD MONEY marries OLD MONEY... don't forget this...

Royalty is money, it's all in Trusts...you think they are not über rich? Think again....

Sat, 11/23/2013 - 20:35 | 4184321 putaipan
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calling henry george ....

Sat, 11/23/2013 - 17:49 | 4184004 blindman
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RpVlqh14WHY
Hitman Charles Harrelson on the assassination of JFK

Sat, 11/23/2013 - 17:52 | 4184006 steve2241
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All hat and no cattle.  Their hats are made of paper stock certificates!

Sat, 11/23/2013 - 18:36 | 4184075 blindman
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Randy Newman - Big Hat, No Cattle
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hdgcyT_nsBA

Sat, 11/23/2013 - 18:02 | 4184019 logicalman
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So, to transform the world into a much better place, the casualty numbers only need to be just over 2000!

I thought it would take more than that.

Sat, 11/23/2013 - 18:10 | 4184034 22winmag
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Billionaires?

 

Their time is limited, and no amount of scary agendas, cultural marxism, or grand conspiracies are going to save them from the big reset that's coming.

Sat, 11/23/2013 - 18:31 | 4184066 Bangin7GramRocks
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They will own everything after the reset. Keep dreaming about destitute former billionaires shuffling round the street corners looking for change. Never going to happen.

Sat, 11/23/2013 - 20:02 | 4184256 bunnyswanson
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These fat cats and their heirs will pay dearly for hoarding the wealth.  They have thought of everything but love and how strongly mankind feels for the underdog.

Sun, 11/24/2013 - 00:45 | 4184816 TradingTroll
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Fukushima released 250 isotopes. neptunium, for example, has a half life of 80m yrs and is gone in 800m yrs.

 

To test food for isotopes can require expensive equipment, Cesium is around $100 but Strontium over $1000.

At 3 meals a day and 3.5 unique food items per meal, thats 3500 food items per year.

 

At $500 a test, it would cost a billionaire $1.75m/yr to test their food for radiation.

But they don't. These billionaire are just mentally ill people whose illness makes them unable to comprehend pursuing anything but material wealth.

 

In a parallell universe, 2100 mentally ill painters paint the most incredibly beautiful paintings and despite the rest of their life being dysfunctional, people pine to paint such beautiful paintings.

 

Those 2100 billionaires all breathe plutonium dust from Fukushima, and will all die sooner than usual, leaving their fortune to deformed heirs.

 

This is what collective suicide looks like.

 

 

Sat, 11/23/2013 - 18:34 | 4184069 blindman
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Professor Longhair-Cry To Me
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jFhcKDtgvBk

Sat, 11/23/2013 - 18:37 | 4184078 Caviar Emptor
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I suggest you all wise up to the new reality and sign up as domestic servants to billionaires before the job market dies up. Lots of great opportunities here for a motivated smart, sexy person like you! Imagine yourself on a yacht in the South Pacific as a valet, masseur or bathroom sanitizer! Or attending a smart trendy party as a cloakroom boy or as a gift to other guests! Or impressing other domestics with your own master's name and reputation...Wise up before the opportunity slips by, a glamorous life awaits you!

Sat, 11/23/2013 - 19:11 | 4184136 q99x2
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Such a tiny target for any Nation to restore their stolen wealth from. Be a slam dunk for me if I were Totus.

Sun, 11/24/2013 - 09:58 | 4184160 U4 eee aaa
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That is what I like about water wells. You can give a man food and, in a little while, he comes back to you needing more. If you give a man a well, his work has just begun. If he wants to get clean, drink clean water and give water to his plants and animals, he still has to work to pump the water out of the ground. So drilling a well will reveal the true character of a man and that is where you confront him with whether or not he wants to change his life. I would bet the majority of people would do that work.

A few years ago, I was looking at the cost to put clean water wells all across Africa. The guy was estimating that it would cost $2 billion to dig enough wells to flood Africa with clean, pure water. Even if we stretch it to $10, $20 or $30 billion it is still a 'drop in the bucket' as we would say.

Now I sit back and I look are the Fed and it is 'pumping' out $85 billion per month in order to stuff the pockets of wealthy bankers and wall streeters. Then I see an article like this where those who have honed their skills at being *the most selfish people on the face of the earth*, stuff their pockets with money they will never need.

I sit back and think to myself.......with 2/3 of the world desperate for clean drinking water.....THIS is evil.

Sat, 11/23/2013 - 20:25 | 4184297 stinkhammer
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fuck you guys!  I'm a fucking billionare too!    that makes me cool right?       billions of benny bucks yellen my name

Sat, 11/23/2013 - 20:50 | 4184343 Yen Cross
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LMFAO Stink!  Every fucking douche is looking for the exit door about now!

 pose for the screenshot! (click) 11-23-13

Sat, 11/23/2013 - 20:36 | 4184324 lasvegaspersona
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The big BUT is however, if the dollar fails...how do you  preserve that wealth? 

In a currency failure you must have real things as the value of paper, all dollar derivatives, goes to zero. Yes you could have bought  gold but now that's not possible...try it if you don't believe me. Try buying one ton (less than $50 million so no big deal right?).  It can no longer be done. OK maybe a few can still get it but not all of the $33 trillion can be saved. The last big stock, the GLD inventory, is now down to 855 tons. It was 1350 in January. 

In fact since there are hundreds of billions in gold derivatives, gold itself could lead to the dollar's demise. When the last physical is gone, the entire paper market must fail. Then derivatives crash and about 5 msec later...everything freezes. Nanex will be quite stunnning that day.

My point is that in spite of the enormous increases in the dollar value of 'wealth', if it ain't real, it could go the way of the Zimbabwe stock market...up, but down at the same time.

These rich are no brighter than most when it comes to viewing real wealth. Most will likely follow their advisors. They will probably never starve but many will find they have dropped a large percentage of their net worth when the whistle finally blows.

Sat, 11/23/2013 - 21:02 | 4184376 The Heart
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2170 billionaires on the wall...

2170 billionaires on the wall...

take one down...

under ground...

2169 billionaires on the wall.

2169 billionaires on the wall...

Sat, 11/23/2013 - 22:48 | 4184588 thestarl
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I take comfort from the fact that like you and me they're still confronted with their own mortality.

Sun, 11/24/2013 - 16:09 | 4186031 FullFaithAndCretin
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That and haemorrhoids

Sun, 11/24/2013 - 16:25 | 4186068 logicalman
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You come into this world with nothing.

You leave with twice as much.

Sun, 11/24/2013 - 02:59 | 4184964 Joe A
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They could end up on another list, a bitcoin crowdfunded hitlist: http://www.forbes.com/sites/andygreenberg/2013/11/18/meet-the-assassinat...

(Mr NSA spook listening in: I am not claiming they should be on that list)

Sun, 11/24/2013 - 07:23 | 4185132 DYS
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It seems this calculation is grossly wrong.

 

It looks like the "average network worth" has been multiplied by total number of billionaires.   We should assume that each billionaire appears in more than one circle, so each billionaire is accounted for more than one time (probably 4-5 times).   So, yeah, this number would more likey be something like 5-6 trillion, right?

 

Sun, 11/24/2013 - 14:51 | 4185858 mkhs
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Why let rationality intrude in a farcical story?

Sun, 11/24/2013 - 11:00 | 4185339 all-priced-in
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So if the government confiscated all of the $30+ trillion we could pay off ~~15% of our unfunded SS & Medicare liabilities.

Puts -  tax the rich to solve all our problems  - into a proper perspective.

Are we sure these numbers are correct?

 

 

 

Sun, 11/24/2013 - 12:28 | 4185562 Vin
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And this article doesn't even include the trillionaires like the Rockefellers, Rothschilds, etc.

Sun, 11/24/2013 - 15:30 | 4185943 falak pema
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just too much.

Mon, 11/25/2013 - 11:43 | 4187799 dadichris
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Lets see, who are the bad guys again? Terrorists? China and Russia? No, the Billionaires like that evil Gates fellow!  Because it can't be the Trillionaire Banksters (who are never named on any list) like Rothschild and Rockefeller!!!

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