Rise of the Rothschilds: The World’s Richest Family

The Rothschild banking dynasty: easily one
of the wealthiest families in history, but also the single largest source of conspiracy
theories. The vast and shrouded wealth of the Rothschilds
has endured for generations and has unsurprisingly made it hard to tell what is fact and what
is fiction. In this video we’re going back to the earliest
days of this famous Jewish family to see how they managed to build one of the greatest
fortunes in history at a time of rampant anti-semitism. This video is brought to you by Skillshare,
with whom I’ve partnered to make a series of educational videos on the stock market,
which you can watch for free by using the link in the description. Our story begins in Medieval Europe. By the 10th century most of Europe was under
the domain of Christianity. Political power was invariably tied to religion,
which made being a non-Christian very unfavorable. Perhaps the biggest victims of these circumstances
were the Jews. Having no home state of their own to fall
back to, the Jews were scattered throughout Europe, and many of them settled in the Holy
Roman Empire. This vast multi-ethnic state contained modern
day Germany, and like the rest of Europe it too wasn’t happy to harbor the Jews. In many cities the Jews we forced to live
in particular neighborhoods in what we now call ghettos, and the city of Frankfurt was
no exception. From 1462 onwards it confined all the Jews
in the city to a single narrow street outside the city walls. That street came to be known as the Judengasse
or the Jewish Alley, and it was made up of numerous tightly packed houses. Back then, the buildings weren’t distinguished
by numbers, but by signs. One building could be the house of the “ship”,
for example, while another could be the house of the “golden stone”. The sign on one of those houses was a red
shield, or Rothschild in German, and the family living in the house had gone by the same name
since at least 1528. Like most Jewish families at the time, the
Rothschilds were involved in finance. You see, in Medieval Europe Christianity forbade
anyone from lending money with interest, leaving this otherwise profitable business into the
hands of the Jews. Experience with money lending, and by extension
anything relating to finance, was passed down generations and the Rothschilds were no exception. They specialized in exchanging currencies
and trading collectible coins and the best one of them all was Mayer Rothschild. He took up the family business in 1763 and
his extensive collection of coins attracted the wealthiest aristocrats in the Holy Roman
Empire. Among them was Crown Prince Wilhelm of Hesse. The prince met Mayer in 1769 and quickly learned
to trust him with all matters relating not just to collectible coins, but to anything
financial. When Wilhelm came into power as Wilhelm IX
of Hesse in 1785 he hired Mayer to manage his finances as his hofjude or “Court Jew”. Now, keep in mind, this was a common arrangement
in Central Europe: the nobility would outsource their finances to Jews in exchange for protection,
money and sometimes even actual noble titles. Mayer oversaw the taxes collected in Wilhelm’s
lands and had to keep his money safe, a task that became very difficult in 1806. That is the year when Napoleon invaded Hesse,
driving Wilhelm into exile and putting his fortune at risk. But Mayer was smart and he was ready for Napoleon. In 1798 he had sent one of his five sons,
Nathan Rothschild, to London to start a currency business similar to his father’s. With this foundation in place, Mayer had no
trouble moving Wilhelm’s fortune to London, where he then loaned it out to the British
Crown. In essence, Wilhelm was funding the British
to fight Napoleon in order to restore his power. Now, Mayer died in 1812, leaving Wilhelm’s
fortune and the Rothschild legacy in the hands of Nathan. He remained in London, while his eldest brother
took over the original Frankfurt business. Meanwhile the three remaining brothers scattered
throughout Europe, establishing branches in important European capitals. Despite the distance, the brothers applied
a unified strategy: they would loan out their money to the aristocracy and to local governments. The brother in France, for example, became
the banker of Leopold I of Belgium, while the one in Vienna would lend money to last
Holy Roman Emperor, Francis II. In 1818 he would grant all five brothers the
noble title of baron, finally elevating the Rothschilds to nobility. Throughout the next decades, whenever a European
government collapsed and was replaced, it was the Rothschilds who were first in line
to provide loans. That’s exactly what happened after the French
Revolution of 1830 or after the fall of the Holy Roman Empire. The loaning business was immensely successful:
the Paris branch, for example, grew from the equivalent of $5 million in 1820 to over half
a billion dollars in 1850. In essence, the five Rothschild families back
then provided the same service that the International Monetary Fund provides today: they stabilized
major currencies and provided loans to governments, doing both at a great profit. Of course, throughout the 19th century the
five branches also made many private investments, beyond their government loans. In 1868 they purchased one of the most valuable
wine estates in France. In 1875 they acquired a minority stake in
the Suez Canal from Egypt, while in 1883 they funded the development of the first major
oil well in the old world, challenging the Rockefeller monopoly in America. They also became majority shareholders in
the diamond monopoly of De Beers and in Rio Tinto, one of the world’s largest mining
companies. But during the 20th century, the newer generations
of the five Rothschild families made fewer and fewer successful moves. In 1900 the branch in Naples actually became
extinct when the last male heir died without children, leaving his fortune to the branch
in Paris. A somewhat amusing fate befell the branch
in Germany: there the two Rothschild heirs had 11 girls and not a single boy, splitting
up the fortune and disintegrating its power. The Rothschild branch in Austria was doing
well, until Hitler came to power, of course. When Nazi Germany annexed Austria in 1938,
the Rothschilds had to sell their banking operation for a fraction of its true worth. Most of them escaped with whatever liquid
assets they had, but at least one was captured on his way out and in fact he was only released
after paying the largest ransom in history at the time, $21 million. The ransom effectively bankrupted the Austrian
Rothschilds, while the Nazis seized all their mansions, businesses and art. A few years later exactly the same thing happened
to the branch in Paris. In fact, the collections they had were so
exquisite that Hitler and Hermann Goering personally went there to observe them and
to pick out what they liked. Through the detailed inventories compiled
by the Nazis we know that they seized a total of 5003 objects from the Rothschild collections
and the vast majority of them were never returned. The French Rothschilds had some luck restoring
their businesses after the war, but then the French socialists nationalized their bank
in 1981. In the end only the English branch survived
the 20th century with its fortune intact. Its patriarch during the second half of the
20th century was Sir Evelyn Rothschild, who even today is the financial advisor to Queen
Elizabeth. He retired from leadership in 2003, passing
on the mantle of patriarch to David Rothschild, a member of the branch in Paris who then merged
both branches into a single entity. He ensured the secrecy of the family’s fortune
by establishing a complex network of shell companies starting off in Switzerland but
ending God knows where. But at the end of the day, while the 19th
century banking family might have been one of the richest of its day, today the Rothschild’s
are a shadow of their former glory. In fact, if you open up the Forbes list of
billionaires, the first Rothschild appears at #822: that’s Jeff Rothschild, a man who
actually has nothing to do with the Rothschild banking family. He has no blood connection, he just happens
to share the name, in the same way that two men bearing the family name Goldman might
not be related. The first actual Rothschild appearing on this
list is only at #1284 and his wealth is tied to an asset management company that manages
other people’s money. So in the end it turns out that the once powerful
Rothschild family is really nothing more but a blip on the radar of global wealth. And it honestly makes sense; statistically,
90% of wealthy families lose their fortunes by the third generation. It’s just hard to be financially responsible
when you’re born into wealth and have no respect for money. Why bother learning how to invest and grow
your wealth when you can just spend whatever grandpa left you? Well, if you want to escape this vicious cycle,
or at least kick the can down the road for another generation, you’ll be happy to learn
that I made a series of education videos on Skillshare about how the stock market works. In these short animated clips I cover basic
topics like what is a stock or an ETF or why companies go public. Unlike the Rothschilds of the 19th century,
the first 500 of you can access all this information right now for free by registering for a 2-month
free trial of Skillshare using the link in description. Once you’ve registered search for “investing
101” or follow the link I’ve conveniently left in the comments below. If you don’t know, Skillshare is the best
online learning platform that has thousands of videos on really any skill you can imagine,
which now also includes my own series. Of course, when you’re done watching I’d
love to hear what you think about this new series and hey, maybe one day you’ll create
a wealthy dynasty of your own so that future generations can make conspiracy theories about
it. Anyway, thank you for watching. If you liked this video make sure to give
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and until then: stay smart.

Glenn Chapman


  1. Hope you enjoyed the video folks! If you missed it, here's a link to my stock market class, make sure to watch it if you're keen on learning about stocks: http://skl.sh/investing101

  2. I keep seeing these obvious shill videos about the Rothschild's. It's too bad we already know the truth.

  3. God punished them by giving them only girls and he will destroy them and America and the whole gentile west will fall with them

  4. Hi. Just found your channel. You are making amazing animations just from simple pictures. Maybe you can share how you are doing it or maybe you have any lessons on Skillshare or somewhere else? Thanks for answer in advance and keep going. One more time – Amazing interesting animations 😉

  5. In the encyclopaedia judaica,the Rothchilds are listed as "the keepers of the vatican treasury"…

  6. THE BANKS RULES THE WORLD , every GOVERNMENT in the World has debts by their " CENTRAL BANKS" and these debts not get less , no at the contrary they only grow every year more. These so called " CENTRAL" banks are all in hands by some private bankers families. Their assets you will never find on the FORBES 500 , they are so much higher then the number one on the list, that everybody would directly protesting on the streets. Now be aware Switzerland was the only country in Europe which was not under attack by Hitler in the WWII , alltough they are neighbors, had many goldreserves and were full of other treasuries in these banks , had no armee at all , well if that is not at least to say remarkable ?, while Hitler robbed any other country in Europe from their assets, money, gold, art etc. Because the real rulers in the World have their money storaged in these Banks which they own. It is not the farmer or the handy man which created this Bank system of secrecy , no it were these Rich families who created this , to protect their wealth for the public and where these money comes from.and also to avoid any taxes. All Central Banks have interests in having war in the World , they became their wealth trough betting on both sides , which was very lucrative in every way. Do not think that these Banks limited themselves to serving loans for anybody which wants them , no their tentacles are much broader and wider and posess all companies which are important for them, which are first of all the MSM outlets, Education , Healthcare , Farmaceutic industry, Communication, Transport, Weaponry and all these CENTRAL BANKS in the World have themselves organised in the International Bank of Settlements based in BASEL and ofcourse in SWITZERLAND. You never noticed that Banks have a certain privilege above other types of companies and business , almost like the IRS has and these Banks are all protected by the Government . They are now prepare the public for their last stadium which is to ban out all of the cash money into a total digital system whereby we the people loose all of our left freedom into a fully controlled environment. All signs are out there, open your eyes. So do not think that the bitcoin or any other payement system is allowed to excist besides their own bankingmoneysystem, noway offcourse not, these private Banks are the founders of the bitcoin systems to make the transformation into the cashless system somehow acceptable in an more smoothable way . But be warned when this transformation is forfilled, these bitcoinssystems will collapsed instantly in such way that you never will trust such alternative "paysystem" anymore. Be aware and not naive the Banks controlling everything in the World including the Government political system , there EXCIST no Democratic system at all, we are all manipulated by these group of private Bankers. These Bankers themselves create these depressions and then collect the properties of the people which can not longer pay their loans. Notice that every company which become succesfull with their products will always end in the hands of these Private Bankers by using strawmen to run for them these companies. To create these depressions thay are able to controll the World and held the majority of the public on a certain low level of income, to have an armee of servants for the interests of these private Bankers, we the working people of the World represents the lowest level of stones for the base of the PYRAMID to provide the upperlevel all their needs which goes up straight to the last stone in the top , were these few private Bankers are settled which having the complete oversight over the World. Noticed what happend during this last recession in 2009 , the Governments gave exaggerated amounts of money to these banks but not lowered the out standing debts in the books. Noway the Banks go freely going on with their money scams and f other frauds for over se veral hundred years now and are protected by the Government system. Alltough they created this mess all the consequences were presented on the plate of every citizen inthe World. Just as every Royal Family has protected itself by succession through inheritance law to keep everything under their own management, these ROYAL FAMILIES have all a bond to these Private Bankers , without these ROYALS, they never would be able to become the Central Bank , thats why these foundings are all hidden in mistery, secret deals were made, no names are not to find in the papers, all to keep this out of sight for the public.

  7. The reason the Rothschild's isent on the Forbes list is simply because they go beyond money, they still own the banks to this day that prints money out of air. How do you measure such wealth? You can't. They exist beyond the money system which is used to measure who is the wealthiest.

  8. We all know that Rothschild was/is not a mere family who own banks and got rich. They've been controlling world money all this time. What a good propaganda video.

  9. Clearly a bunch of ill-informed Illuminati morons have posted here because I smell crazy in the comments.

  10. I believe u should let that old woman see every system before she passes away next year. 😉 because she’s real now

  11. How much did the Rothchilds pay you to down play their true assets' value and help them go under the radar?

  12. They’re no longer the richest family. Only one of the Rothchilds is still a billionaire, and only just barely.

  13. The Rothschilds are directly responsible for both world wars. They need to be stopped

  14. ROTHSCHILD'S are still worth 500 TRILLION in Gold! You think they wouldn't have had a bunker full of GOLD during WW2 !!

  15. The Rothschilds always have a low profile, they own banks! They own the world!

  16. And so they enslaved the world through debt and war.Prescot Bush was the conduit that funnelled money to hitler he was also a puppet of the fed. The privately owned bank of America.

  17. Why do I keep seeing Felix in your videos??? And at 4:20 ?? You’re a memer and a weeb, thats remarkable bahaha

  18. This video is fiction ..About his wealth ..The Rothschilds are the puppet Masters of the politicians around the world ..Just look how they set up wars ..And use America to attack .The countries with oil resources..Who are u fooling..!

  19. Money lending should have been acting from the beginning . Death to the Rothchilds and their money lending empire

  20. So the Rothchilds don't control the central banks of most of the world's countries anymore? When did that happen?

  21. You do realize you just made Hitler seem like the greatest hero in the modern era lol

    He drove the Austrian Rothschilds out like Jesus Christ did the money changers in the Temple.

  22. I wonder what Andrew Jackson would say? About the FED? , if he where still around

  23. Give a man a fish and he can feed himself for a day

    Teach a man how to fish and he can feed himself for a lifetime

  24. They are a shadow at 400 billion dollars ? Wow. 😆 This is what I need for my children. 😁 They need such problems

  25. Business casual seems like it's completely full of shit. They are painting the bankers as victims and triumphant heroes. They're not.

  26. I dont really want to get into these type of discussions but just so people can know the truth, the Rothschild, Rockefeller and Morgan families are the ones that control the whole global economy (directly and indirectly). And these days, when you control the economy you control the world. We are nothing compared to them. They do what they want with the world. They try to stay as discrete as possible trying to make it look like a conspiracy theory. I recommend not speaking about these families that are not trillionaires but worldionaires. Because of all the horrible things they brought to this world they tried to repair it with charitable works. But some people don’t forget.

    The way to make money is to buy when blood is running in the streets — John D. Rockefeller

    They show us the true face of humanity that in a logical way portraits the definition of evil.

    I hope this comment gets your attention and spreads awareness
    PS: there are other bad stuff that I cannot write on YouTube under this account.

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  28. Just because they have Jewish blood this conspiracy bigots is squeaking like they've committed every misfortunes in the world. From Wars to famine to everything! Like WTF? Get a life! Try to build your own banking company and be successful! Don't be a lazy conspiracy retards and oxymorons!

  29. This is bulls**t partial information to make sure you look elsewhere, and think they are not a global power – it's all about perception and deception.

  30. Somebody should assassinate all living Rothschilds, destroying the monarchy. Although with all the incest i'm sure they would still find a way to continue the bloodline, even from the grave.

  31. Mag pray kayo kay fadre pio too siya sa boo mondo fadre pio lahat ng oras tolongang ka fadre pio love love ko higit pa sa bohay ko

  32. Watching this attempt to deplete Rothschilds criminal identity I'm like "Oh the bastards…" then I read comment section I'm like "Phewww"

  33. Yup, deals with the devil were definitely made to keep certain family bloodlines in power.

  34. No matter what information you provide some people will continue believing what they want to believe. They will not even bother to think about facts or evidence. Tragic.

  35. Satan worshipping pedophilic child sacrifice oxygen thieves these are the people who run rape rob pillage and plunder the world they need to be eliminated for everyone's sake especially children take the head off the snake or nothing will change.

  36. This family does not live in or view the same world as us. Imagine the sick atrocities that are commonly committed by them. A whole family of psychopaths. It’s amazing, the grip the have on the world. You realize that the world is not that small

  37. Incredible video on the Rothschilds. Provides "conspiracy theorists" with enough information to form their own opinion. With that amount of wealth heading into the 19th century there is no doubt that they had a massive influence on how our society is run today. You defer from their prestige to show only the remaining Rothschilds and their influence on the Forbes rankings, which I believe is a mistake. Not enough information on the downfall of their monopoly. Of course Hitler had a massive affect, but could it be possible that they hid their assets elsewhere (military loans) to conceal their wealth and lower their target?

  38. they dont being called a greatest coins catcher for no reason 😛 no hate, i wont hate on something just because im lack of. the roths earned it

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