There are many theories about this, but whether you think it’s Freemasons, Illuminati, Satanists, or elite Jewish families who are running things, there is no doubt that in stuff like Formula 1 racing, movies, music, politics, and pretty much everything else that is popular, many, if not most, of the big names are constantly flashing hand signs like “inverted pyramid” or “devil’s horns” and throwing out symbols like the number “666” or black & white checkers. They really like to shout their allegiances to their cults from the roof tops…

These things are usually all dismissed as coincidences or conspiracy theories, but after the first 100 or so coincidences I started to become suspicious. Though there is endless misinformation being thrown into the mix in order to make this all the more confusing, and half of the stuff included here is this post is probably utter crap, but I’ve just chucked it all in to get the ball rolling.

Sir Lewis Hamilton (7x world Formula 1 champion, vegan activist, and “prominent advocate against racism”) 

Lewis Hamilton happens to have an engineer whose nickname is BONO. (Peter Bonnington, often known as Bono, is a British Formula One engineer). Odd? – no, of course not, don’t be so paranoid!

The original BONO (U2 front man, “philanthropist”, “activist for social justice causes” and “Knight Commander of the Most Excellent Order”) likes to do a few hand gestures as well, but there is nothing odd about this…




Some random articles about Freemasons and Illuminati

List of Celebrity Illuminati Members: Confirmed and Current

Current celebrity Illuminati members

Current Illuminati Grand Masters

There are currently 24 Illuminati Grand Masters. There are only five celebrity Illuminati members currently occupying the highest level within the Order.

  • Elizabeth II, Queen of England
  • Bill Gates
  • Stephen Hawking
  • Larry Page and Sergey Brin (co-founders of Google; Google often uses next-level Illuminati symbolism within its search iconography. Some insider sources claim that Page and Brin where raised by the Illuminati from birth)

Celebrity Illuminati Knights

The Illuminati Knights are elite members of the Order, second only to the Grand Masters. Future Grand Masters are typically selected from the Knights, unless a hereditary position (such as King or Queen of England) gives automatic Grand Master status. The current number of Illuminati Knights could be anywhere from 250 to 1,000.

  • Jeff Bezos (CEO of Amazon.com)
  • Nick Mason (drummer from English rock band Pink Floyd)
  • Werner Herzog (German movie director)
  • Elon Musk (founder of PayPal and Space Exploration Technologies Corporation, among others)
  • Laurence Fishburne (the Illuminati’s strongest “sleeper” presence within the Hollywood system, a key “social cog”)
  • Tom Jones (singer)
  • Richard Branson (English business magnate and investor)
  • Harrison Schmitt (astronaut, now retired; Schmitt was the twelfth and last man to set foot on the Moon — officially, at least)
  • Paul Verhoeven (movie director)
  • Dimitar Berbatov (former Bulgarian soccer player; Berbatov has been a valuable Illuminati asset over the years, and is probably the highest ranking sports celebrity within the Order)
Confirmed celebrity Illuminati members

Actor Laurence Fishburne speaking in Washington, D.C. in 2009. The Illuminati Eye was watching over him.

Neophyte Celebrity Illuminati Members

The neophytes are members who have been accepted into the Illuminati Order but have yet to prove themselves worthy of further advancement. They have limited access to both The Secret Armoire (high-level Illuminati documents) and The Secret Boudoir (high-level Illuminati orgies and breeding systems).

  • Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter (the French electronic music duo better known as Daft Punk)
  • Mark Zuckerberg (cofounder and chairman of Facebook; Zuckerberg was an Illuminati Knight for 38 days but was soon demoted for being “repetitively annoying”)
  • Orlando Bloom (actor)
  • Jim Morrison (lead singer of the The Doors; Morrison supposedly died of a heroin overdose in 1971, an obvious fabrication; it is not yet known what role he has been given within the New World Order, but completion of his task will likely lead to him becoming an Illuminati Knight or possibly a Grand Master in the future)
  • Celebrity Illuminati agent Jim Morrison
  • David Fincher (movie director)
  • David Beckham (soccer player)
  • Padma Lakshmi (Indian-born American cookbook author, actress, model and television host; Lakshmi became a handmaiden at the age of 14 and was promoted to Illuminati Neophyte at the age of 28 due to her impressive range of abilities; some Illuminati members believe she will be the next woman promoted to Knight status)
  • James Franco (actor and director)
  • Kevin Spacey (actor, director, screenwriter, and producer)
  • Simon Cowell (there are many rumors about Cowell, rumors that come from within the Illuminati itself; it seems likely that Cowell is playing a far more significant role within the New World Order than many believe, perhaps a long-term task handed to him by the Grand Masters)

Illuminati Handmaidens

Only a handful of women have ever reached the higher ranks of the Illuminati. In general, women occupy the very lowest Illuminati rank, that of handmaidens. Handmaidens carry out menial tasks such as making the tea and sandwiches at Illuminati meetings. Many handmaidens also act as body slaves to the Illuminati Knights, serving them sexually when requested.

Despite their low status, Illuminati handmaidens receive the same amount of support and social furtherance as Illuminati Knights. Some handmaidens are given more complex tasks, including infiltration (see Katie Holmes) and, in extreme cases, assassination.

  • Tyra Banks
  • Miranda Kerr (supermodel and Orlando Bloom’s personal “wife”/body slave; Bloom apparently won Kerr while playing poker with Illuminati Knight Laurence Fishburne)
  • Heidi Klum
  • Lady Gaga (unconfirmed and only a rumor; Gaga uses blatant Illuminati symbolism but her membership has not been confirmed; she/he may possibly be a handmaiden candidate)
  • Kylie Minogue
  • Kate Bush (English singer-songwriter; Bush, born in 1958, is the Arch Lady charged with organizing the Illuminati Handmaidens)
  • Rihanna (according to a reliable source, Rihanna has been fast-tracked by the Illuminati; she is likely to rise to neophyte status soon, if she isn’t a neophyte already)
  • Björk
  • Tim Gunn (fashion consultant and TV personality; the only gay male celebrity handmaiden, now too old to be a body slave for anyone except Queen Elizabeth)
  • Sarah Michelle Gellar (actress famous for playing Buffy the Vampire Slayer and for a cinematic lesbian kiss with Selma Blair)
  • Mila Kunis (rumored member only; like Lady Gaga, she is probably a handmaiden candidate)
  • Celine Dion
  • Katie Holmes (in 2005, Holmes was tasked with infiltrating the Church of Scientology, an organization despised by the Illuminati; she courted and married Tom Cruise, a leading figure in Scientology, remaining as his wife for five years; it is said that Holmes will certainly become an Illuminati Knight in the future, a more than justifiable reward for having tolerated Tom Cruise for so long)

Famous Illuminati members: Katie Holmes
Katie Holmes, was a famous Illuminati agent within the Church of Scientology.

The 12 masonic signs of recognition


This post is a review of the masonic signs described in the German book: “Freimaurersignale in der Presse” or freemasonic signals in the press.(This book and Richardson’s monitor of freemasonry can be downloaded on peer to peer like emule or you can also buy them online from a number of sources). The names for the signs come from the book “Sign Language Of The Mysteries” which was written decades earlier (see the other post on this blog for a review). Both books describe pretty much the same signs even thought they were written independently of each other.

Proof that many signs used by freemasons consist of simply pointing the index finger. Here are pictures from an old training manual used by freemasons, “Richardson’s monitor of freemasonry”. The bottom right drawing is taken from “Scotch Rite Masonry Illustrated Part 2” page 26.

More signs from Scotch Rite Masonry Illustrated vol.2

Here are four photos that are obvious intentional poses. Otherwise how could the photographer frame the camera to capture the index finger just at the edge like that? Pointing the finger away from the body is known in occult circles as “the sign of faith”, while pointing upward is the “sign of preservation”.
Obama holding a pose for the camera. Look at the frozen expression on his face and how the words “to lead” are nicely included. Also notice how his pointing finger is perfectly framed. This is again the masonic sign of faith.

Two sub variation of the “pointing the index sign”. Left is singer Barbara Hendricks making the index near the eye sign. This poster was used for a masonic charity in Belgium. Note the masonic square and compass at the top. Right is Rahm Emanuel making the sign of silence

The sign of the pyramid. The triangle being so important a symbol to freemasons, it is perfectly natural that they would make triangles with their hands. Pictured: Stephen Harper, Michelle Obama in an obvious scriped pose with that “halo” around her head, CIA war criminal Hayden and Lybia’s Gaddafi during his dec. 2007 visit to France. Notice the blatant way Gaddafi does the pyramid sign while he is standing and looking directly at the photographers present.

Bush, Ron Paul, Putin and Chavez. This is the occult “Sign of Praise” or sign of admiration (see Richardson’s monitor of freemasonry p.62), one of the most commonly used masonic/occult signal. The gesture looks like someone is holding an invisible ball. An ancient religious sign that is still used today by different religions but it is also used by freemasons as a sign of recognition.

The sign of praise again. Source: www.indotalisman.com

France’s Sarkozy doing the ancient vesica pisces sign a.k.a the “ok” sign. Why is this gesture considered so important that it has to be published so often?
The sign of the fist is not just used by communists. Here is Richard Nixon, Michael Hayden, Ted Turner and Pervez Musharraf
The masonic handshake: the thumb has to press the knuckle. Above is the “pope” Ratzinger. It is an open secret that this man is a freemason. Some French freemasons even wrote an open letter exposing him. Below left is the current chinese premier, Wen Jiabao, dubbed by the medias as “the people’s premier”. China and Iran are also run by freemasonry and the current “rift” with the USA is nothing but theater. Bottom right is Chirac with BRD chancellor Merkel. On the basis of this handshake one can recognize, in which freemasonic degrees the interlocutors are.
The heart sign or sign of fidelity. No, this gesture was not made because a national anthem was being played because this man is Quebec’s former separatist leader, André Boisclair, and Quebec has no national antem of any sort. The first picture was made when he was defending a political ally under media pressure and the second was made on election night 2007 when he expressed gratitude toward his supporters after some rather devastating electoral results for his party. The bottom picture is also from election night but taken by a different photographer…
This is the “eyes looking up” masonic code. This is an imitation of Jesus on the cross as he was often portrayed in religious art with his eyes looking up to his Father (see pictures at bottom). First picture: notice how Castro is the only one looking up and also notice that his left hand is pointing downward. Top right: This man is the chairman of the (so called) Bank of Canada, David Dodge. The caption below the photo from nov. 2007 hinted that the Bank of Canada “would probably” lower it’s interest rates in december (and indeed, the rates were later lowered as “predicted”). Notice how he is barely able to keep a straight face while doing his little shifty masonic signal.. The last photo shows former Quebec premier Lucien Bouchard in sept. 2007 while defending his brother who was embroiled in a minor political controversy. It is rare to see the eyes looking up code used alone. Usualy, it is used in combination with one of the other codes discussed here.

China’s Hu Jintao and US ambassador John Bolton doing the masonic eyeglass grasp sign. Why would so many different pro photographers find such a banale gesture so important? Try photographing your relatives doing this. You would have to wait all day for something that last only a fraction of a second, think about it…

The hand on the necktie (sign of distress). Israel Prime Minister Ehud Olmert made this gesture on 30 january 2007 after a rather devastating report was published about the disastrous 2006 war in Lebanon

Hand on the neck (distress signal) Obama did this gesture after the “Hillary-India memo” controversy. http://asapblogs.typepad.com/news/2007/06/oops_that_was_a.html


We see them everyday in newspapers and magazines: pictures of men and women from
politics, economics and important institutions, which show mostly strange “hand
signals” .But few newspaper readers think about it, because these pictures do not say
anything to them; But they say to freemasons and other insiders very much. Who would let themselves be photographed time and times again in such a way? Already in the earliest youth children will be told, when one makes a photo with them, to take their fingers away from their face and to use no hand gestures. Thus why do politicians, economics and further personalities allow such photos of themselves to be made? Further ,which editor-in chief would picks the worst pictures out from the dozens of photos available, which upon careful observation, always show the same ugly gestures? But it has already its sense, because these hand signals, views and grasps are messages under “insiders”. With these hand signals secret messages and instructions, are passed on mainly by signal photos in the press. In order that this code does not attract the attention of the average reader, the “insiders” use a whole set of harmlessly looking hand signals and gestures. Only those who understand this code, from newspapers and magazines will understand, what is really going on in politics, economics, culture and even in the sport.
Here are the 12 gestures of the freemasons, which are spread over the press:1 pointing of the index finger in a photograph (the index near the eyes and near the mouth are distinct masonic signs. Pointing the index straight at the camera, is also a sign seen often in newwspapers.
2 the ubiquitous ok sign
3 the fist
4 making a pyramid with the forearms
5 the hand in play (holding an invisible ball with one or both hands) very common
6 the hand on the heart for no explained reason (like oath swearing etc)
7 masonic handshake (the thumb is seen turned downward and pressing the other person’s knuckle)
8 eyes looking up for no explained reason (immitation of pictures of Jesus on the cross)
9 looking above the glasses in a picture
10 touching the glasses in a picture
11 hands on the nectie in a picture (distress signal)
12 hands on the neck (distress signal)

33 Famous Illuminati Members

List of all famous Illuminati members, past and present. . . supposedly. The following list of celebrity Illuminati members, each have these celebs have talked about the Illuminati, used their symbology or practiced Illuminati rituals in some way– whether privately or in the public eye. These possible famous Illuminati members range from world leaders to pop culture celebrities.

The Illuminati was founded in 1776 in Bavaria by Adam Weishaupt. It was initially created to house the great thinkers of the area and was modeled after another secret society, the Freemasons. A few years later the government outlawed all secret societies so the Illuminati was thought to be disbanded, though they have been the focus of numerous conspiracy theories throughout the years. Some theories are that the Illuminati members run the world behind the scenes as a New World Order, some say that the Illuminati is run by shape-shifting lizard/human hybrids. In any case the debate of who is a member of the Illuminati has captured our fascination for years.

Who are famous Illuminati members? This list is a culmination of names of supposed celebrity Illuminati Members from various internet sources and should not be considered definitive.

Alleged Illuminati celebs include singers, rappers, and high profile Hollywood actors. Even powerful businessmen and women are alleged to have Illuminati ties along with other World leaders, and business people in leadership positions (even entire companies are alleged to have Illuminati ties). Angelina Jolie and Jay Z are just a few examples of alleged Illuminati members.

So what are the names of some other alleged members of the Illuminati?

Note that transgenderism is common in Illuminati circles, and all of the “women” listed here are commonly considered to be MTF’s (male to females) in transvestigations

Angelina Jolie33 Famous (Alleged) Illuminati Members, Cool Dump

Angelina Jolie has long been associated with the Illuminati.  Her film “Tomb Raider” was largely based around an Illuminati filled storyline.  More recently, Jolie’s decision to undergo a double mastectomy has been viewed as a larger plan to benefit the Illuminati.  Her decision to have the procedure coincided with a Supreme Court ruling to approve the BRCA1 patent which tests for the genetic possibility of breast cancer in women.

If women embrace this BRCA1 test, Illuminati run pharmaceutical companies stand to make billions of dollars in profits.

Paris Hilton33 Famous (Alleged) Illuminati Members, Cool Dump

The Hilton’s are a very prominent family and it is thought that the Illuminati perform mind control experiments on one of the children of these families.  Perhaps that is why Paris Hilton landed in a prison psych ward back in 2007.

Britney Spears33 Famous (Alleged) Illuminati Members, Cool Dump

Britney Spears is widely believed to be another victim of Illuminati mind control.  Also she has featured Illuminati symbolism in her videos for “Work Bitch” and “I Wanna Go.”

Kim Kardashian33 Famous (Alleged) Illuminati Members, Cool Dump

Kim Kardashian has denied that she is a member of the Illuminati, but her soon-to-be husband Kanye West is alleged to be a prominent member.  Also, the Kardashian’s 2013 Christmas card is full of Illuminati symbolism.

Rihanna33 Famous (Alleged) Illuminati Members, Cool Dump

Rihanna’s music video for “What Now” is full of Illuminati imagery.  She also has been known to publicly flash the Illuminati hand symbol, in which you make your hands into a diamond.

Halle Berry33 Famous (Alleged) Illuminati Members, Cool Dump

Halle Berry is widely believed to be a member of the Illuminati.

Beyoncé Knowles33 Famous (Alleged) Illuminati Members, Cool Dump

Jay-Z and Beyonce are believed to be prominent members of the Illuminati.  Beyonce regularly integrates Illuminati symbols into her videos and performances.  She even made the Illuminati hand symbol, of a diamond, during her  Super Bowl performance.

Miley Cyrus33 Famous (Alleged) Illuminati Members, Cool Dump

Miley Cyrus has fully embraced Illuminati symbolism.  She also has a tattoo of the all seeing eye on her finger and a tattoo of Leonardo da Vinci’s, who is associated with the Illuminati, heart drawing on her forearm.

Madonna33 Famous (Alleged) Illuminati Members, Cool Dump

Like Beyonce, Madonna also used her Super Bowl performance as a platform to showcase Illuminati symbols and imagery.

Kanye West33 Famous (Alleged) Illuminati Members, Cool Dump

Kanye West is widely believed to be in the Illuminati.  His video for “Power” is filled with Illuminati symbols and imagery.

Barack Obama33 Famous (Alleged) Illuminati Members, Cool Dump

Barack Obama has been photographed making the Illuminati sign of the devil.  His administration have also made several decisions that directly benefit several businessmen that are believed to be in the Illuminati.  For instance, the government bank bail out directly benefits the most powerful men in the world.

George W. Bush33 Famous (Alleged) Illuminati Members, Cool Dump

Like Barack Obama, George Bush has also been photographed making the sign of the devil with his hands.  Also, the 9/11 attacks are believed to be an inside job that directly benefited some of the most powerful members of the Illuminati.

Adolf Hitler33 Famous (Alleged) Illuminati Members, Cool Dump

It is largely believed that Adolf Hitler and the Nazis were funded by the Illuminati.  The Rockefeller family, who are alleged to be Illuminati leaders, gave tons of money to Hitler, who actually is of the same bloodline as the Rockefellers.

Lady Gaga33 Famous (Alleged) Illuminati Members, Cool Dump

Lady Gaga frequently highlights Illuminati symbols and imagery into his/her music videos and performances.  She/he has been photographed several times covering one eye, which leaves one “all seeing eye” revealed.

Justin Bieber33 Famous (Alleged) Illuminati Members, Cool Dump

Justin Bieber has denied being a member of the Illuminati, but he has several Illuminati themed tattoo.  Biebs has an “all seeing eye” on his forearm and a tattoo of an owl, which is believed to represent Moloch an Illuminati God.

Jay-Z33 Famous (Alleged) Illuminati Members, Cool Dump

Jay-Z has fully embraced the diamond hand sign of the Illuminati and he frequently encourages his fans to join him in “raising their diamonds.”  He also features occult phrases on his Rocawear clothing line.

Michael Jackson33 Famous (Alleged) Illuminati Members, Cool Dump

Michael Jackson featured Illuminati imagery on his “Dangerous” album cover.  It is believed that Jackson was previously involved with the Illuminati, but after he became too popular, the powers that be turned on him and manipulated the media to encourage the downfall of Michael Jackson.  Many people believe that the Illuminati went as far as to kill Jackson to prevent him from speaking out.

Joseph Stalin33 Famous (Alleged) Illuminati Members, Cool Dump

Russian dictator Joseph Stalin was believed to be working for the Illuminati, who were funding his efforts in WWII.

Bill Clinton33 Famous (Alleged) Illuminati Members, Cool Dump

Bill Clinton has been photographed demonstrating Illuminati hand symbols.  He is also rumored to be an illegitimate descendant of the power Illuminati family the Rockefellers.

Ronald Reagan33 Famous (Alleged) Illuminati Members, Cool Dump

Ronald Reagan has been photographed displaying Illuminati hand symbols.   He is also believed to have used his presidency to promote the needs of the Illuminati.

Dick Cheney33 Famous (Alleged) Illuminati Members, Cool Dump

It is largely believed that Dick Cheney controlled the Bush administration to promote the needs of the Illuminati.  More recently, several Illuminati conspiracy theories have surfaced that suggest that Trayvon Martin was killed as an Illuminati sacrifice.  Allegedly, his death served two purposes… to distract the American public from things that the government were doing and to provide Dick Cheney with a heart transplant.

John F. Kennedy33 Famous (Alleged) Illuminati Members, Cool Dump

It is believed that John F. Kennedy was previously working with the Illuminati.  When he began to resist, the Illuminati orchestrated his assassination.

Alicia Keys33 Famous (Alleged) Illuminati Members, Cool Dump

On Alicia Keys’ “Girl On Fire” album cover, she is standing in what may be an Illuminati symbol.  She is also closely associated with suspected Illuminati members Jay-Z, Eminem and Beyonce.

Bill Gates33 Famous (Alleged) Illuminati Members, Cool Dump

Bill Gates is arguably one of the most powerful men in the world.  He is suspected of being a member of the Illuminati because his inventions have made it easier for every single person to be tracked and manipulated.  He has even suggested registering every new birth with finger prints.

Winston Churchill33 Famous (Alleged) Illuminati Members, Cool Dump

It has been alleged that Winston Churchill was working with the Illuminati throughout WWII.  He is said to have been working for powerful bankers, rather than the people of England.

Hillary Clinton33 Famous (Alleged) Illuminati Members, Cool Dump

Like her husband Bill Clinton, Hillary Rodham Clinton is allegedly involved in the Illuminati.  Besides being a very influential politician, she has also been seen wearing pins that depict Illuminati symbols.

Lil Wayne33 Famous (Alleged) Illuminati Members, Cool Dump

Lil’ Wayne frequently uses Illuminati symbols and imagery in his music videos.

Eminem33 Famous (Alleged) Illuminati Members, Cool Dump

Eminem has frequently incorporated Illuminati imagery into his album covers.  He presented himself as a devil for his single “Berzerk” and he covered one eye on his cover of “Relapse.”

Nicki Minaj33 Famous (Alleged) Illuminati Members, Cool Dump

Nicki Minaj has incorporated Illuminati symbols and imagery into her music videos.  She is especially fond of the “all seeing eye.”

Bono33 Famous (Alleged) Illuminati Members, Cool Dump

Bono is believed to be a member of the Illuminati because of his disproportionate access to powerful members of government.  He has also been photographed displaying the “all seeing eye” and his band’s name U2 could be a reference to the horned God Utu.

Al Gore33 Famous (Alleged) Illuminati Members, Cool Dump

Al Gore is rumored to be a member of the Illuminati.  Many believe that his thoughts on global warming are an Illuminati conspiracy.

David Bowie33 Famous (Alleged) Illuminati Members, Cool Dump

David Bowie has always incorporated Illuminati symbols into his visuals which accompany his music.  He is also believed to be a member of the Ordo Templi Orientis, which dabble in the occult. Further evidence can be seen in Bowie’s film “The Labyrinth,” which depicts Bowie as having the ability to administer mind control. Other Illuminati symbols can also be seen in the film.

LeBron James33 Famous (Alleged) Illuminati Members, Cool Dump

LeBron James has frequently been photographed displaying hand symbols associated with the Illuminati.  He is also very close to Jay-Z, who is considered to be an influential Illuminati member.


The Top 50 Illuminati from Most to Least Powerful (Ranked by Ranker)

  • 1,486 votes
    • Birthplace: United Kingdom
    Nathaniel Charles Jacob Rothschild, 4th Baron Rothschild, OM, GBE, FRCA, Hon FKC, Hon FBA (born 29 April 1936) is a British investment banker and a member of the prominent Rothschild banking family.
  • 1,651 votes
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York
    Baron David René James de Rothschild (French pronunciation: ​[david ʁəne ʒɛms də ʁɔtʃild]; born December 15, 1942) is a French banker and a member of the French branch of the Rothschild family. He is …more
  • Elizabeth II
    Dec. at 96 (1926-2022)
  • 1,400 votes
    • Birthplace: England, London
    Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary; 21 April 1926 – 8 September 2022) was Queen of the United Kingdom and the other Commonwealth realms. Elizabeth was born in London as the first child of the …more
  • George Soros
    Age: 92
  • 729 votes
    • Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
    George Soros, Hon (born Schwartz György; August 12, 1930) is a Hungarian-American investor and philanthropist. As of February 2018, he had a net worth of $8 billion, having donated more than $32 …more
  • 849 votes
    Sir Evelyn Robert Adrian de Rothschild (born 29 August 1931) is a British financier and a member of the Rothschild family.
  • 930 votes
    David Rockefeller (June 12, 1915 – March 20, 2017) was an American banker who served as chairman and chief executive of Chase Manhattan Corporation. He was the oldest living member of the third …more
  • Bill Gates
    Age: 67
  • 1,180 votes
    • Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, USA
    William Henry Gates III (born October 28, 1955) is an American business magnate, investor, author, philanthropist, and humanitarian. He is best known as the principal founder of Microsoft …more
  • David Rockefeller, Jr.

    David Rockefeller, Jr.

    Age: 82
  • 720 votes
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York
    The Rockefeller family () is an American industrial, political, and banking family that owns one of the world’s largest fortunes. The fortune was made in the American petroleum industry during the …more
  • 653 votes
    • Birthplace: United Kingdom
    Nathaniel Philip Victor James Rothschild (born 12 July 1971) is a British-born financier who settled in Switzerland, and a member of the Rothschild family. He was co-chairman of Asia Resource …more
  • Henry Kissinger
    Age: 100
  • 639 votes
    • Birthplace: Germany, Fürth
    Henry Alfred Kissinger (; German: [ˈkɪsɪŋɐ]; born Heinz Alfred Kissinger; May 27, 1923) is an American politician, diplomat, and geopolitical consultant who served as United States Secretary of State …more
  • 492 votes
    • Birthplace: France
    Benjamin de Rothschild (born 30 July 1963) is a French banker and businessman, the chairman of the Edmond de Rothschild Group, a private Swiss bank established by his father and owned by the family. …more
  • Jay Rockefeller
    Age: 86
  • 524 votes
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA
    John Davison “Jay” Rockefeller IV (born June 18, 1937) is an American politician who served as a United States Senator from West Virginia (1985–2015). He was first elected to the Senate in 1984, …more
  • Warren Buffett
    Age: 92
  • 713 votes
    • Birthplace: Omaha, Nebraska, USA
    Warren Edward Buffett (born August 30, 1930) is an American business magnate, investor, speaker and philanthropist who serves as the chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway. He is considered one of …more
  • George H. W. Bush
  • 968 votes
    • Birthplace: USA, Massachusetts, Milton
    George Herbert Walker Bush (June 12, 1924 – November 30, 2018) was an American politician and businessman who served as the 41st president of the United States from 1989 to 1993 and the 43rd vice …more
  • Nicholas Rockefeller

    Nicholas Rockefeller

  • 506 votes
  • George W. Bush
    Age: 77
  • 848 votes
    • Birthplace: New Haven, Connecticut, United States of America
    George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is an American politician and businessman who served as the 43rd president of the United States from 2001 to 2009. He had previously served as the 46th governor …more
  • Charles III
    Age: 74
  • 584 votes
    • Birthplace: England, Buckingham Palace, London
    Charles III (Charles Philip Arthur George; born 14 November 1948) is the King of the United Kingdom and 14 other Commonwealth realms since his accession on 8 September 2022, following the death of …more
  • Pope Benedict XVI
    Dec. at 95 (1927-2022)
  • 924 votes
    • Birthplace: Marktl, Germany
    Pope Benedict XVI (April 16, 1927 – December 31, 2022) was a retired prelate of the Catholic Church who served as head of the Church and sovereign of the Vatican City State from 2005 until his …more
  • 566 votes
    • Birthplace: England, London, Paddington
    William, Prince of Wales KG, KT, PC, ADC (William Arthur Philip Louis; born 21 June 1982) is a member of the British royal family and the heir apparent to the British throne. He is the elder son of …more
  • 471 votes
    • Birthplace: Mon Repos, Corfu
    Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh (born Prince Philip of Greece and Denmark; 10 June 1921 – 9 April 2021), was a member of the British royal family as the husband of Elizabeth II. Philip was born into …more
  • Adolfo Nicolás Pachón

    Adolfo Nicolás Pachón

  • 374 votes
  • 438 votes
    • Birthplace: Baarn, Netherlands
    Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands (Beatrix Wilhelmina Armgard, Dutch pronunciation: [ˈbeːjaːtrɪks ˌʋɪlɦɛlˈminaː ˈʔɑrmɡɑrt] (listen); born 31 January 1938) is a member of the Dutch Royal House
  • 275 votes
    • Birthplace: Omagh, United Kingdom
    Major General Gerald Cavendish Grosvenor, 6th Duke of Westminster, (22 December 1951 – 9 August 2016) was a British landowner, businessman, philanthropist, Territorial Army general and hereditary …more
  • Max Warburg 2nd

    Max Warburg 2nd

  • 389 votes
  • Alan Greenspan
    Age: 97
  • 403 votes
    • Birthplace: Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA
    Alan Greenspan (; born March 6, 1926) is an American economist who served as Chair of the Federal Reserve of the United States from 1987 to 2006. He currently works as a private adviser.
  • 391 votes
    • Birthplace: Psychiko, Greece
    Sophia of Greece and Denmark (Greek: Σοφία, Spanish: Sofía; born 2 November 1938) is a member of the Spanish royal family who served as Queen of Spain during the reign of her husband, King Juan.
  • Zbigniew Brzezinski
  • 331 votes
    • Birthplace: Second Polish Republic, Warsaw
    Zbigniew Kazimierz Brzezinski ( ZBIG-nyef brə-ZIN-skee, Polish: [ˈzbiɡɲɛf kaˈʑimjɛʐ bʐɛˈʑij̃skʲi] (listen); March 28, 1928 – May 26, 2017) was a Polish-American diplomat and political scientist.
  • Nicky Oppenheimer
  • 295 votes
    • Birthplace: South Africa
    Nicholas F. Oppenheimer (born 8 June 1945) is a South African billionaire businessman and philanthropist. He was formerly the chairman of De Beers diamond mining company and of its subsidiary, the …more
  • Juan Carlos I of Spain

    Juan Carlos I of Spain

    Age: 85
  • 390 votes
    • Birthplace: Rome, Italy
    Juan Carlos I (Spanish: [xwaŋˈkaɾlos]; Juan Carlos Alfonso Víctor María de Borbón y Borbón-Dos Sicilias, born 5 January 1938) is a member of the Spanish royal family who reigned as King of Spain, …more
  • Silvio Berlusconi
    Dec. at 86 (1936-2023)
  • 310 votes
    • Birthplace: Milan, Italy
    Silvio Berlusconi (September 29, 1936 – June 12, 2023) was an Italian media tycoon and politician, who served as Prime Minister of Italy in four governments from 1994 to 1995, 2001 to 2006 and 2008 …more
  • Mikhail Gorbachev
    Dec. at 91 (1931-2022)
  • 336 votes
    • Birthplace: Privolnoye, Krasnogvardeysky District, Stavropol Krai
    Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev is a Russian and formerly Soviet politician. The eighth and last leader of the Soviet Union, he was General Secretary of its governing Communist Party from 1985 until …more
  • 249 votes
    David Reuben (born 1941) and Simon Reuben (born 1944) are British businessmen and philanthropists. In May 2019, they were named as the second richest family in the UK by the Sunday Times Rich List …more
  • Edgar Bronfman, Jr.
  • 253 votes
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York
    Edgar Miles Bronfman Jr. (born May 16, 1955) is an American businessman who currently serves as a Managing Partner at Accretive LLC, a private equity firm focused on creating and investing in …more
  • John Elkann
    Age: 47
  • 239 votes
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York
    John Philip Jacob Elkann (born 1 April 1976) is an Italian industrialist. He was the chosen heir of his grandfather Gianni Agnelli, and chairs and controls the automaker Fiat Chrysler Automobiles …more
  • 242 votes
    Simon Reuben is a businessperson and philanthropist. Having business activities in Real Estate, Venture Capital and Private Equity, Simon is listed as one of 2009 Forbes Billionaires.
  • Christian Noyer

    Christian Noyer

    Age: 72
  • 223 votes
    • Birthplace: Soisy-sous-Montmorency, France
    Christian Noyer (born 6 October 1950) is a French economist who served as Governor of the Bank of France from 2003 to 2015. In this capacity, he chaired the Bank for International Settlements from …more
  • Jacob Wallenberg
  • 229 votes
    • Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
    Jacob Wallenberg (born 1956) is a Swedish banker and industrialist, currently serving as a board member for multiple companies. The Guardian has once quoted him as the prince in Sweden’s royal family …more
  • Winfried Bischoff
  • 229 votes
    • Birthplace: Aachen, Germany
    Sir Winfried Franz Wilhelm “Win” Bischoff (born 10 May 1941) is an Anglo-German banker and former chairman of Lloyds Banking Group. He previously served as chairman and interim CEO of Citigroup in …more
  • Ana Patricia Botin
  • 240 votes
    • Birthplace: Santander, Spain
    Ana Patricia Botin is the the head of investment banking for Spain’s largest bank, Banco Santander. She is the current chairman of Banesto and considered by Forbes Magazine as one of the most …more
  • Michel David-Weill
  • 250 votes
    • Birthplace: Paris, France
    Michel David-Weill (born November 23, 1932) is an investment banker and former Chairman of New York City-based Lazard Frères.
  • Mervyn King
    Age: 75
  • 227 votes
    • Birthplace: Chesham Bois, United Kingdom
    Mervyn Allister King, Baron King of Lothbury, (born 30 March 1948) is a British economist and public servant who served as the Governor of the Bank of England from 2003 to 2013. Born in Chesham …more
  • Paul Volcker
    Age: 95
  • 238 votes
    • Birthplace: USA, Cape May, New Jersey
    Paul Adolph Volcker Jr. (; born September 5, 1927) is an American economist. He was Chairman of the Federal Reserve under Presidents Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan from August 1979 to August 1987. He …more
  • Mario Draghi
    Age: 75
  • 253 votes
    • Birthplace: Rome, Italy
    Mario Draghi (Italian pronunciation: [ˈmaːrjo ˈdraːɡi]; born 3 September 1947) is an Italian economist serving as President of the European Central Bank since 2011. He previously served as the …more
  • Ben Bernanke
    Age: 69
  • 297 votes
    • Birthplace: Georgia, USA, Augusta
    Ben Shalom Bernanke ( bər-NANG-kee; born December 13, 1953) is an American economist at the Brookings Institution who served two terms as Chair of the Federal Reserve, the central bank of the United …more
  • Charles Rosner Bronfman

    Charles Rosner Bronfman

  • 230 votes
  • James Wolfensohn
  • 242 votes
    • Birthplace: Sydney, Australia
    James David Wolfensohn, KBE, AO (born 1 December 1933) is an Australian-American lawyer, investment banker, and economist who served as the ninth president of the World Bank Group (1995–2005). He …more
  • Richard Mellon Scaife
    Dec. at 82 (1932-2014)
  • 243 votes
    • Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    Richard Mellon Scaife (; July 3, 1932 – July 4, 2014) was an American billionaire, a principal heir to the Mellon banking, oil, and aluminum fortune, and the owner and publisher of the Pittsburgh …more
  • Riley P. Bechtel
  • 253 votes
    Riley Peart Bechtel (CBE) (born March 25, 1952) is an American billionaire heir and businessman. He was the chairman of the Bechtel Corporation until April 2017.
  • Pierre Landolt

    Pierre Landolt

  • 237 votes
  • Emilio Botín
    Dec. at 79 (1934-2014)
259 votes
  • Birthplace: Santander, Spain
Emilio Botín-Sanz de Sautuola y García de los Ríos, Marquis of O’Shea (1 October 1934 – 10 September 2014) was a Spanish banker. He was the executive chairman of Spain’s Grupo Santander.