#21....How rich is the Rothschild family?
"Renowned also for their philanthropic efforts, the Rothschilds have donated vast amounts of money to Jewish charities, helping develop areas throughout Israel and establishing the Open University in Israel.
"Today, the family empire is divided between direct descendants and outside shareholders, which is why according to the Financial Times it's difficult to tell how wealthy the actual family is. The Rothschild core global banking and private equity businesses are held by Concordia BV. First owned in equal shares by the English and French families, the company is now controlled by Paris Orléans.
"As for specific members of the modern family, Sir Evelyn De Rothschild the British financier has a net worth of $20 billion. Jacob Rothschild another British investment banker has a net worth of $50 billion. As a modern day an empire, the family's total net worth and assets combined have been pegged in the $300 $400 billion range."