2016: 6 Lesser Known Facts About the Rothschild Dynasty

The Rothschild Family is one of the wealthiest families on the planet and is a name that frequently pops up in a multitude of conspiracy theories. The Rothschild Family as we know it is descended from Mayer Amschel Rothschild, who was born in what is now Frankfurt, Germany. The son of Jewish moneychanger and trader Amschel Moses Rothschild, Mayer Amschel Rothschild was the fourth of 8 children and went on to establish a huge international banking empire. Through his 5 sons, Mayer Amschel Rothschild expanded his banking business, which was founded in the 1760s, to international areas and, as such, managed to bequeath his huge wealth, unlike many rich members of the Jewish community at the time. Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild (1839-98) at Waddesdon Manor, from a privately printed album known as the ‘Red Book’. ©Waddesdon Manor, the Rothschild Collection (NationalTrust) Mayer Amschel’s 5 sons were each stationed at […] Read More