World’s most strongest families & The Strongest Families in the World
10. The Oppenheimers
Oppenheimer family has been in control of significant stake in the world’s top companies possessing a large share of all the minerals of the world. The family owned brands like De Beers and Anglo that still dominate the diamond, platinum and gold industries of the world. With most of the shares sold in De Beers, the family is more focused in giving success opportunities to the local investors in their native country.
9. The Ruperts
Moving up the list of the world’s most powerful families, Rupert family cannot be ignored by any means. The family owns luxury tobacco brands like Dunhill, Monte Blanc and Cartier under Richemont banner. They also have share wine business with the mighty Rothschilds. Moreover, the family has been controlling an investment group known as Remgro. The wine and brandy business has been the trademark of Rupert family as it controls 1/5th of the wine market and 80% of aggregate brandy sales in South Africa. They also control a chain of private hospitals.
8. The Rockefellers
Who would dare to exclude Rockefellers from the list of 10 most powerful families in the world? The family used to rule the oil business throughout the 19th century, before the antitrust law had broken their monopoly in the trade. The family still holds power in the form of JP Morgan Chase, a well-renowned financial institution.
7. The Arnaults
Bernard Arnault is regarded as the most powerful figures in France and owns LVMH. He, with his two children Antoine and Delphine, owns 60 luxury brands including Fendi, Sephora, Bulgari and Dom Perigon. He currently ranks 13th in world’s richest people of 2015, complied by Forbes.
6. The Koch Family
The Koch family is currently the second richest family of the United States with the net worth of $86 billion. Koch industries is the second largest family owned business with annual sales of more than $100 billion.
5. Carlos Slim Helu and Family
They own multinationals like America Movil, Grupo Carso and Grupo Finenciero Inbursa. Carlos Slim Helu secures the second spot in the World’s richest people of 2015 with the net worth of 77.2 billion. On the basis of the resources they have and the reach of their telecom business, Helu and his sons can control anyone.
4. The Gates
Bill and Melinda Gates may be missing the glitz and glamour that are attributed to powerful families, yet their actions speak louder than appearances. It would be unfair not to include the world’s richest man and his family in this list, who’s charity work, besides the billion dollar company, speaks for itself.
3. The Bush
No one can deny the influence this family has in the U.S. politics. They have every reason to make you believe they’ve been America’s most powerful family for nearly 60 years, with two presidents, two senators, and governors. Their decisions have made historical changes in the world.
2. The Waltons
The family owned business, Wal-Mart is regarded as the largest in the world with more than $400 billion annual revenues. The family has a combined net worth of $144 billion. The wealth and the resources this family has, can make anyone surrender.
1. The Rothschilds
For centuries, this family has been ruling the world with power and influence. Rothschild family is still known to control world’s major central banks. The Rothschild Group is working in more than 40 countries offering financial advisory services. Besides, the family controls multinationals like RIO Tinto, Glencore and RIT Capital. While their financial worth is beyond counting, that’s enough to show how powerful they are. Rothschilds are also believed to have connections with secret organization called NWO.