The Few Banks that Own All

July 25, 2012

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147 corporations, mostly banks, control 40% of the world's wealth.




by Anthony Migchels
(henrymakow.com)
 


In the Fall of 2011, a study by Swiss scientists revealed that a small number of banks controlled a decisive stake in the globe's economy.

The idea that this banking cartel controls the economy is now a scientifically quantified matter of record.

The study, called 'the Network of Global Corporate Control' was done by Stefania Vitali, James B. Glattfelder, and Stefano Battiston, in Zurich, Switzerland. The method was datamining the Orbis Marketing Database 2007, with data on more than 30 million economic actors (companies and investors) worldwide, including asset positions.

The study was published in the New Scientist, a highly respected outlet of mainstream science.

The results were interesting, although basically predictable.

Massive centralization
It transpires that there are about 43,000 companies that are Transnational according to the OECD definition.

There is a top 1,318 of them that seem to be at the center of it all. This core group has three important characteristics.

1. Between them, they generated 20% of the world's income.

2. They own each other.


The Orbis database clearly showed that most shares of these corporations were owned by other members of the group of 1,318. This means that the biggest, most profitable and influential corporations in the world all own each other and are basically one massive cartel, or even monopoly. They are competing only nominally. Competition is sin.


3. The core owns all the other biggest 43,000 Transnational corporations.


These companies generate another 60% of the entire world's income. So not only is the top of the business world on major cartel, it controls or outright owns all of its lesser brethren, confirming the idea of one incredible monopoly owning the entire world.

Besides these three issues with the core of 1,318, there are two more shocking observations:


4. 80% of the total control was in the hands of an even smaller group of 737 corporations.


5. And last but not least: at the very top, only 147 corporations directly control 40% of the total wealth.


Conclusion


See below the article for a list of the top 50 of this list.

As you can see from that list, they are all banks or other financial institutions.

So no, it's not a hyperbole to say the Banking System is One. We're not overstating the case when we say it's just one massive cartel. That the banks own everything, including all the major industries. Oil, Weapons, Pharmaceuticals, Food, Telecom and IT, etc. It's all one massive monopoly. Controlled from the top down.

The Money Power is real and these Swiss gentlemen have done us a favor by crunching the numbers.

Questions remain. How do the CAFR's of US Governmental pension funds and the like fit in this picture? How are the companies controlled if they all own each other?

However, the last few years we have seen conspiracy theory getting validated more and more everyday. People are still surprised, but that is only because they don't understand human nature. People conspire to do just about everything. It would have been really surprising had there not been a conspiracy to rule the world.


Related:
Understand the Banking System is One

Liebor, the Biggest Scam in History?

For this article I am indebted to David Wilcock.

1 BARCLAYS PLC GB 6512 SCC 4.05
2 CAPITAL GROUP COMPANIES INC, THE US 6713 IN 6.66
3 FMR CORP US 6713 IN 8.94
4 AXA FR 6712 SCC 11.21
5 STATE STREET CORPORATION US 6713 SCC 13.02
6 JP MORGAN CHASE & CO. US 6512 SCC 14.55
7 LEGAL & GENERAL GROUP PLC GB 6603 SCC 16.02
8 VANGUARD GROUP, INC., THE US 7415 IN 17.25
9 UBS AG CH 6512 SCC 18.46
10 MERRILL LYNCH & CO., INC. US 6712 SCC 19.45
11 WELLINGTON MANAGEMENT CO. L.L.P. US 6713 IN 20.33
12 DEUTSCHE BANK AG DE 6512 SCC 21.17
13 FRANKLIN RESOURCES, INC. US 6512 SCC 21.99
14 CREDIT SUISSE GROUP CH 6512 SCC 22.81
15 WALTON ENTERPRISES LLC US 2923 T&T 23.56
16 BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON CORP. US 6512 IN 24.28
17 NATIXIS FR 6512 SCC 24.98
18 GOLDMAN SACHS GROUP, INC., THE US 6712 SCC 25.64
19 T. ROWE PRICE GROUP, INC. US 6713 SCC 26.29
20 LEGG MASON, INC. US 6712 SCC 26.92
21 MORGAN STANLEY US 6712 SCC 27.56
22 MITSUBISHI UFJ FINANCIAL GROUP, INC. JP 6512 SCC 28.16
23 NORTHERN TRUST CORPORATION US 6512 SCC 28.72
24 SOCIÉTÉ GÉNÉRALE FR 6512 SCC 29.26
25 BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION US 6512 SCC 29.79
26 LLOYDS TSB GROUP PLC GB 6512 SCC 30.30
27 INVESCO PLC GB 6523 SCC 30.82
28 ALLIANZ SE DE 7415 SCC 31.32
29 TIAA US 6601 IN 32.24
30 OLD MUTUAL PUBLIC LIMITED COMPANY GB 6601 SCC 32.69
31 AVIVA PLC GB 6601 SCC 33.14
32 SCHRODERS PLC GB 6712 SCC 33.57
33 DODGE & COX US 7415 IN 34.00
34 LEHMAN BROTHERS HOLDINGS, INC. US 6712 SCC 34.43
35 SUN LIFE FINANCIAL, INC. CA 6601 SCC 34.82
36 STANDARD LIFE PLC GB 6601 SCC 35.2
37 CNCE FR 6512 SCC 35.57
38 NOMURA HOLDINGS, INC. JP 6512 SCC 35.92
39 THE DEPOSITORY TRUST COMPANY US 6512 IN 36.28
40 MASSACHUSETTS MUTUAL LIFE INSUR. US 6601 IN 36.63
41 ING GROEP N.V. NL 6603 SCC 36.96
42 BRANDES INVESTMENT PARTNERS, L.P. US 6713 IN 37.29
43 UNICREDITO ITALIANO SPA IT 6512 SCC 37.61
44 DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION OF JP JP 6511 IN 37.93
45 VERENIGING AEGON NL 6512 IN 38.25
46 BNP PARIBAS FR 6512 SCC 38.56
47 AFFILIATED MANAGERS GROUP, INC. US 6713 SCC 38.88
48 RESONA HOLDINGS, INC. JP 6512 SCC 39.18
49 CAPITAL GROUP INTERNATIONAL, INC. US 7414 IN 39.48
50 CHINA PETROCHEMICAL GROUP CO. CN 6511 T&T 39.78

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Anthony Migchels is an Interest-Free Currency activist and founder of the Gelre, the first Regional Currency in the Netherlands. You can read all of his articles on his blog Real Currencies





Comments for "The Few Banks that Own All "

TD said (July 26, 2012):

The study cited reinforces what most us students of the NWO generally already know. The author of the blog mentions that the business cartel Owns All, yet it generates just 20% of the world’s income. This figure must be much higher. I’d like to know what percent of the world’s net worth they own. That fact would be more revealing of the clout the oligarchs wield.

CAFR’s are mentioned but scarcely anyone knows what Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports are. In essence, they are a second set of books that cities, counties, states, etc. maintain but keep from public awareness. They consists of investments and the income derived from them--interest. In most instances, the interest dwarfs revenue received from taxes.

If the Pope, who claims authority over all temporal matters, doesn’t it follow that he owns what he controls? Indeed, he does. He owns you and me and nearly everything else with the complicity of governments. One way this is achieved is by the issuance of birth certificates (a relatively new ploy) and “certificates of title” rather than actual “titles.” Furthermore, isn’t it peculiar that the Vatican’s books are kept by the House of Rothchild? One can check this out in the Encyclopedia Judaica or watch this short video clip of the late, great Eustace Mullins being interviewed: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O7DUgg3carw.


Ben said (July 26, 2012):

Yes. Banking/Financial Cartels, ... and the families behind them: it is all clearly & heavily in favor of the U.S. and GB banking cartels: and most definitely: all (or nearly all) of them are linked to
freemasonry & other secret societies that have a NWO - Global Agenda: to CENTRALIZE money power, + political & military powers under the manipulative domination of the ruling families.

Now interestingly, notice that Russia, China, and the Islamic nations are the real wild cards in all this NWO plan for Global domination of billions of people, assets, and resources.

This tri-unity of allied powers are now clearly set for a serious showdown with the Western powers:

meaning mostly the U.S., Israel, and NATO. - given that "THE PLAN" will soon be set in motion for WW3:

what do you suppose this would mean to world population reduction ? only a billion or maybe half a billion or less will survive ? likely.

This outcome would make "the powers that be" happy as larks.
The rest would be a matter of mopping up the left-overs. and centralizing all power "to make sure such a terrible thing never happens again." Yeah. looks like a VERY LIKELY scenario.


Len said (July 26, 2012):

Fascinating & revealing data, Henry. My only question is why does China and Japan seem to be so lacking in major money-banking & corporate capital ?

But certainly the manipulative strength of the U.S. and GB comes as no surprise.

My next question is: how much do ACTUAL FAMILIES like the British and French branches of the Rothchild's actually have ownership in these financial corporations ?

I'd also bet that 90% and more of these families are high degree freemasons & Cabalists.


Dan said (July 26, 2012):

This is the kind of information I like to see. Transnational Corporations have steady crushed local enterprise world wide.

"We present the first investigation of the architecture of the international ownership network, along with the computation of the control held by each global player. We find that transnational corporations form a giant bow-tie structure and that a large portion of control flows to a small tightly-knit core of financial institutions. This core can be seen as an economic “super-entity” that raises new important issues both for researchers and policy makers."

Well, DUH!

I've watched corporations gobble up the competition ever since I was born until the only family owned businesses I see are closing due to retirement, and no new ones coming up to replace them.

Network (of Global Corporate Control ) - 1976
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gu-j3AeyTtk


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