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Rothschild Family Net Worth

Updated January 2, 2020
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How much is Rothschild Family worth? $400 Billion

How did Rothschild Family earn his money and wealth?

Rothschild Family is a Jewish family of five sons and their father who built the banking empire. Mayer Amschel Rothschild, born in the 1700s, started off business dealings which eventually went on to make the Rothschild family wealthy and financial powerhouse. Mayer Amschel started off his business under financier Wolf Jacob Oppenheimer, who ran a firm which specialized in extending credit to the royalty and also participated in international trade as well. Wolf Jacob helped Mayer Amschel gain the knowledge which he used to build a fortune for his family.

Most of the savings Mayer Amschel used for the business was from the dowry he received from his wife’s family and also his personal business deals. He later used the savings to invest in the Industrial Revolution as well as to sell arms. He started to extend credit to his credits, which went on to prove being the catalyst that led his family to acquire the current net worth.

Although Mayer Amschel had a total of ten children, he mainly focused on his 5 sons in order to expand the influence of his family across the world. He sent each of the five to a different European city to expand his family’s financial services in the potentially profitable areas. In order to prevent the fortune of his beloved family from getting lost because of inheritance laws, he did not allow the female relatives of his family to get a direct inheritance, a rule which encouraged the women to get married to the men who were their relatives.

Even though there are several descendants of the real Rothschild Family who survive today, the family does not hold the same global financial status and dominance which they had in the 1700s and the 1800s. The Rothschild Group, which is an investment banking company that serves many nations, makes yearly revenue of around $500 million, which is less than what the current modern corporate companies make.

The family has spread and diversified their interest beyond the baking sphere. The family currently earns revenue from its investments in farming, winemaking, real estate as well as mining. The Rothschild family held a title of being one of the most famous and successful global bankers of their time during the mid 19 century. The Rothschild family is also distinct in terms of being the wealthiest family in the history, with Mayer Amschel still known and credited for being the inventor of the modern day banking. Many of the Rothschild family members are billionaires who have massive fortunes. And as of today, the family’s banks employ nearly 3000 people globally.

What are the highest grossing earnings of the Rothschild Family?

  1. Rothschild Global Advisory 2015-2016: €1,040 million
  2. Rothschild Merchant Banking 2016-2017: €141 million
  3. Rothschild Merchant Banking 2015/2016: €107 million

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