The Rothschild family is believed to have become the wealthiest family on earth — and also one of the most powerful and influential clans. The Rothschild banking dynasty originated from its founder and the family’s ancestor, Mayer Amschel Rothschild (1744-1812). The son of Jewish money changer and silk cloth trader Amschel Moses Rothschild, Mayer went on to found a global banking empire.
Their name often pops up in a number of conspiracy theories and is often connected with dark secrets that not a lot of people know about. Here are some of the facts about the Rothschild family in this gallery.