Once upon a time in the late 1700s, a banker named Mayer Amschel Rothschild provided Weishaupt with funding for the Order of the Illuminati. Today, the entire Rothschild family—one of the 13 families—is believed to still be involved with the Illuminati. Most notable is Jacob Rothschild, a British investment banker worth billions. Talk about inheriting the family business.

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