A study by the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich has found that a mere 147 corporations control the world – orchestrating events and controlling governments. Many of their officials are members of the Trilateral Commission, participants in world economic forums and leaders of national governments.
The analysis examined the relations between 43,000 transnational corporations (TNC), and decided that the top 147 mega-corporations had huge power over world events.
James Glattfelder, who directed the Zurich team, said they began with a database listing 37 million companies and investors in the world. They identified 43,060 TNCs and the share ownership linking them. A model of which companies controlled others through shareholding networks, along with each company’s operating revenues, was created to map the structure of economic power.
From the 43,000 TNCs, the study revealed a core of 1,318 companies with interlocking owners. Continue reading →