The 161 Bankers Who Run the World

In following video, Peter Phillips from Project Censored lays out exactly how the richest one-thousandth of 1% maintain iron control over all world governments.

He cites a study Project Censored published in their Top 25 Censored Stories of 2012-2013 edition of the world’s most “integrated”* corporations and those with the largest financial asset concentration.

Unsurprisingly, there’s considerable overlap between the two groups.

The 161 board members of the top 13 companies control $28 trillion of wealth. They also help the 1% hide another $30 trillion offshore so it can’t be taxed.

They’re 88% white (and nearly all male) and 63% come from the US or Europe.

They work with secret (and not so secret) groups, such as the Council on Foreign Relations, the Trilateral Commission, the Bilderberg Group, the Bohemian Grove, the World Economic Forum, the G7, the G20, the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank to ensure that the domestic and foreign policy of all western governments benefits themselves and the capitalist investors they represent.

They also ensure that the national security state, busy killing people in 130 countries, acts in the exclusive interest of transnational capital. The fascist coup they engineered in Ukraine is only the most recent example.

They regularly engage in illegal conspiracies but are always too big and powerful to jail.

Here are the top 13 companies identified in the study:

1 BlackRock US $3.560 trillion
2 UBS Switzerland $2.280 trillion
3 Allianz Germany $2.213 trillion
4 Vanguard Group US $2.080 trillion
5 State Street Global Advisors (SSgA) US $1.908
6 PIMCO (Pacific Investment Management Company) US $1.820 trillion
7 Fidelity Investments US $1.576 trillion
8 AXA Group France $1.393 trillion
9 JPMorgan Asset Management US $1.347 trillion
10 Credit Suisse Switzerland $1.279 trillion
11 BNY Mellon Asset Management US $1.299 trillion
12 HSBC UK $1.230 trillion
13 Deutsche Bank Germany $1.227 trillion

*The researchers use the term “integrated” to describe financial corporations with major holdings in key  non-financial sectors (i.e. energy, defense and mass media).

22 thoughts on “The 161 Bankers Who Run the World

  1. Tubularsock just wonders, does a white bread and butter sandwich taste better if you have three-trillion dollars? Of course, Tubularsock doesn’t have a white bread and butter sandwich.


  2. Hello,

    I found your site from reading at Veterans Today. You put forward interesting information.

    I’ve reposted this blog entry at one of my websites. The 161 Bankers Who Run the World

    Also have reposted: War is a Racket and Blackwater: the World’s Most Powerful Mercenary Army

    I also see your blog entry The War Against Children, and with no objections will soon repost this also at Gaian Corps. I’ve posted many articles of this nature under the heading, “Children as Slaves”.

    One of my more contraversial posts on this topic is featured on the Home Page at Gaian Corps. “Human Rights”

    Many years ago I was involved with the Green Party. I published a small magazine which featured information and news about the Greens, beginning with Issue# 2 and with follow ups in Issues# 3 & 4
    Am I a Green and Don’t Know It?
    The Greening of Idaho Begins
    Is The Green Man Back?

    Although I don’t consider myself a refugee, I doubt I’ll ever return to the U.S. (I’m retired in the Philippines.)

    I was a CO back in the Vietnam era, and with good conscience cannot see ever supporting the U.S. again.


    • Hi Tony, thanks so much for your interest in my site. Thank you for all the interesting links about the early Green Party. I recall when the Green Party was first forming in Seattle in the 1990s.

      In contrast to the US, the Green Party is really thriving in New Zealand, thanks to the fight they waged and won in the 1990s to bring in proportional representation. This means we get a proportion of seats in Parliament equivalent to the percentage of the total vote we win. During the Sept election, we got about 12% of the vote – which gave us 14 MPs.

      Yes, of course please feel free to repost any of my blog posts. You’re really doing me a favor by helping me expose them to a wide readership.


  3. “The 161 Bankers Who Run the World”

    Yes indeed.

    Also to share this…

    “….We all live under the New Secular Order (Novus Ordo Seclorum) now, and this is just the beginning.

    The modern global finance system was created by the Knights Templar[6], a medieval military and religious Order which officially came to a controversial and mysterious end on Friday, 13 October 1307 when the Roman Catholic Church closed them down[7], accusing their leaders of heresy and strange religious beliefs[8].

    During the era of the Crusades the Templars possessed a huge multi-national empire, and until their demise they were arguably the most powerful organisation on Earth.[9] Could the official version of history be correct, that the entire organisation and its members had gone forever without a trace by 1312 AD? According to popular theory, the Templars went underground and formed the secret society of the Freemasons to preserve their secret tradition.[10] Inside sources do not always openly accept the relationship between the Templars and the Freemasons[11], although there are obvious connections between these two groups[12], and Masons make no secret of their continued interest in the Knights Templar[13]. There is no doubt that esoteric secret societies claiming direct descent from the Templars do exists today, which apparently follow the ancient Egyptian mysteries.

    “The Insider” strongly recommends further research in order to better understand this important and interesting chapter of human history, because it has exerted a major influence on the development of contemporary civilisation. The repercussions of these events reverberate strongly in world events to this day – and perhaps more deeply than most people appreciate.

    In April 2002 a number of big financial companies merged to form one of the world’s largest investment corporations, and on 27 September 2002 the new company was named “Isis” after the ancient Egyptian goddess. Isis Asset Management Plc confirm their appreciation of the ancient Egyptian religious tradition by incorporating the crown of Isis, a horned solar disc, in their official logo. The company’s own literature does not mention the religious or historical significance of this new name in the world of global finance, and it would not be apparent except to those with prerequisite knowledge. It would be understandable why, two years into the new millennium, a huge international financial institution has chosen to be named after an ancient deity, if the men who control the company possessed some knowledge of the ancient mysteries.

    Those who control the world’s largest corporations and financial institutions – the high-priests of capitalism – are among the most influential and powerful men on Earth. The strategies which they employ, and the policies to which you are expected to surrender, directly disobey the fundamental laws of humanity which most religious people believe were given to our ancient ancestors by God himself. The origin of their ideology can be traced back through an ancient brotherhood which apparently survives today in the form of modern secret societies. The course of history has been set, and the future of human civilisation shall be decided, by the influence of these businessmen – the most powerful men in the world.”

    David Rockefeller, himself, wrote, u201C

    “For more than a century ideological extremists at either end of the political spectrum have seized upon well-publicised incidents such as my encounter with Castro to attack the Rockefeller family for the inordinate influence they claim we wield over American political and economic institutions.

    Some even believe we are part of a secret cabal working against the best interests of the United States, characterising my family and me as u2018internationalists’ and of conspiring with others around the world to build a more integrated global political and economic structure — one world, if you will.

    If that’s the charge, I stand guilty, and I am proud of it.u201D38”

    You be the judge.


  4. “The 161 Bankers Who Run the World”

    “…two of the main reasons money was invented was to finance war and buy people out of slavery”


    Yes indeed.

    “Nathan Mayer Rothschild, who, by 1820, had established a firm grip on the Bank of England stated:

    “I care not what puppet is placed upon the throne of England to rule the Empire on which the sun never sets. The man who controls Britain’s money supply controls the British Empire, and I control the British money supply.”

    The Second Bank of the United States, was also chartered by the Bank of England to carry the American war debt. When its charter expired in 1836, President Andrew Jackson refused to renew it, saying a central bank concentrated too much power in the hands of un elected bankers.

    In 1838 Nathan made the following statement:

    “Permit me to issue and control the money of a nation, and I care not who makes its laws.”…

    “…”the Dark Side” has been on both sides of every war that has been fought in modern times. American and British Intelligence have documented evidence that the House of Rothschild has financed both sides of every war, since the American Revolution. Financier Haym Salomon, an Illuminati agent, supported the patriots during the American Revolution, then later made loans to James Madison, Thomas Jefferson, and James Monroe. As explained earlier, during the Napoleonic Wars, one branch of the family funded Napoleon, while another financed Great Britain, Germany, and other nations…”

    “…Just one year after Mayer Amschel Rothschild had uttered his infamous “Let me issue and control a nation’s money and I care not who makes the laws”, the bankers succeeded in setting up a new Private Central Bank called the First Bank of the United States, largely through the efforts of the Rothschild’s chief US supporter, Alexander Hamilton….”


    “…In 2015, the words “servant” and “slave” have very negative connotations, and we typically don’t use them very much.

    Instead, we use words like “employee” because they make us feel so much better.

    But is there really that much of a difference?

    This is how Google defines “servant”…

    “a person who performs duties for others, especially a person employed in a house on domestic duties or as a personal attendant.”

    This is how Google defines “slave”…

    “a person who is the legal property of another and is forced to obey them.”

    This is how Google defines “employee”…

    “a person employed for wages or salary, especially at nonexecutive level.”

    Yes, most of us might not be “legal property” of someone else in a very narrow sense, but in a broader sense we all have to answer to someone.

    We all have someone that we must obey.

    And we all have obligations that we must meet or else face the consequences…”

    You be the judge.


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