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These 6 Corporations Control 90% Of The Media In America

This infographic created by Jason at Frugal Dad shows that almost all media comes from the same six sources.

That's consolidated from 50 companies back in 1983.

NOTE: This infographic is from last year and is missing some key transactions.GE does not own NBC (or Comcast or any media) anymore. So that 6th company is now Comcast. And Time Warner doesn't own AOL, so Huffington Post isn't affiliated with them.

But the fact that a few companies own everything demonstrates "the illusion of choice," Frugal Dad says. While some big sites, like Digg and Reddit aren't owned by any of the corporations, Time Warner owns news sites read by millions of Americans every year.

Here's the graphic:



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Oligopolies have existed from time immemorial, this isn't new - just the fancy 'infographic' is new; in fact, despite what graphic designers believe, even 'infographics' aren't really that new either.

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Forbes Rich List 2011: The Top 10

Rank Billionaire Net Worth (USD) Details 1 Carlos Slim (Mexico) $74 bn Telecom king Carlos Slim from Mexico easily retains his top position this year. In fact, his net worth increased by more than $20 bn this year, which has given him a huge lead in terms of wealth over all the others on the list. The 71 year old, with all his wealth, still lives a frugal lifestyle much to the surprise of many people. He is also involved in projects that work towards the betterment of poverty, literacy, healthcare and sports, in Latin America. 2 Bill Gates (USA) $56 bn Founder of the world's largest software company Microsoft, Bill Gates who is now completely into charity, saw his fortune increase by $3 bn over last year. A noteworthy point is that, this gentleman has already donated around $28 bn of his fortune to charity, and has pledged much more in the coming years. 3 Warren Buffett (USA) $50 bn Investor businessman Warren Buffet has also increased his wealth by $3 bn. He has set an extraordinary example to the world by pledging to give away 99% of his wealth to charity over time. Already, he has donated close to $8 bn. 4 Bernard Arnault (France) $41 bn French Bernard Arnault is up 3 places from last year. His wealth in this one year has risen by nearly $14 bn. Bernard, who is 62 years of age, has it in him to even push up further in this list, with the manner in which his business tactics and acquisitions depict. 5 Lawrence Ellison (USA) $39.5 bn US billionaire Larry Ellison has moved up 14 spot in this year's list. Over the year, his fortune has increased by $11.5 bn. He is the founder and CEO of Oracle, and we could see his wealth increasing dramatically over the current year too. 6 Lakshmi Mittal (India) $31.1 bn Steel magnate Mittal managed to increase his wealth over last year by $2.4 bn. This saw him drop a spot in the top 10. He heads ArcelorMittal, the world's largest steel manufacturer. His donates huge amounts in India to encourage sports. 7 Amancio Ortega (Spain) $31 bn Amancio Ortega's company Inditex, is the world's largest clothing retailer. Over the year, he has increased his net worth by $6 bn, which has pushed him up by 2 places in the current list. He is known to be an extremely private person and never gives any interviews whatsoever. 8 Eike Batista (Brazil) $30 bn Eike increased his wealth by $3 bn in the last one year, which helped him retain his number 8 position this year too. He is into mining and oil, and though he has not moved up any spot this year, he still vows to be the richest man in the world one day. And why not, at 54, he has age on his side. 9 Mukesh Ambani (India) $27 bn Mukesh, who is the boss of Reliance Industries, involved in oil, gas and petrochemicals, saw his worth diminish by $2 bn, which resulted in a drop of 5 places this year. But he is still in his 50s and with all that he is involved in, will surely be able to increase his wealth to a large extent in the coming years. 10 Christy Walton & Family (USA) $26.5 bn Last to make it on the top ten list is Christy Walton & Family from the United States. The only new entrant in this year's top 10, Christy is the widow of John Walton, who was the son of the founder of Wal-Mart, Sam Walton. Wal-Mart as we know is the largest retail chain in the whole world

These articles implied that they are all-inclusive lists. However, it becomes clear that they are not complete lists when they excludes such prominent wealthy persons such as: Her Royal Majesty Elizabeth - Queen of England, Her Royal Majesty Beatrix - Queen of the Netherlands (known as the wealthiest woman in the world), Her Royal Majesty Margaret the II - Queen of Denmark, Her Royal Majesty Sofia - Queen of Spain, Sir Muda Hassanal Bolkiah Muizzadin Waddaulah - The Sultan of Brunei, Darussalam, King Fahd - Monarch of Saudi Arabia, Emir Shaikh Jabir al-Ahmad al-Jabir as-Sabah - King of Kuwait, Sultan Qabus bin Said - King of Oman, Emir & Prime Minister Khalifah ibn Hamad ath-Thani - King of Qatar, President Zaid ibn Sultan an-Nahayan - Ruler of the United Arab Emirates, Haydar Abu Bakr-al Attas - Prime Minister of Yemen, Amir isa bin Sulman al-Khalifa - King of Bahrain, the House of Rothschild, the Wallenberg interests, the Warburg interests, the Schiff interests, or many others. The ultra-rich are very likely members of the Inner Circle of the Elite and do not want their massive wealth to be known by the public, therefore, they are not likely to be listed by Forbes magazine or any other news media.

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The family of Rothschilds aren't their property, unless that image's statement is the Rothschilds own each other (unless the insinuation is a couple banks = the entire world, which I wouldn't doubt the hyperbole of given how hilariously outrageous this particular conspiracy is), which would be incestuous and downright creepy.. so it isn't in the slightest bit informing like the other images in this topic are, just, along with your commentary, passing along conspiracy theories much like a crack pipe in dire need of being put down.

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You've simply failed at interpreting the the chart (that was taken from forbes.com, which I'm sure you have no problem ingesting). Not to mention the individuals at the top of each list died in 1812 (Rothschild) and 1937 (Rockefeller).

What I perceived as creepy however and most certainly; was your somehow interpreting the chart in some incestuous manner. Wow.

Anyways, it was related to the Rothschilds recently buying a 37% stake in the Rockefeller empire. The individuals named within the grey boxes are deceased and the individuals named within the orange boxes remain alive.

And yeah, a couple banks such as the Bank of England and the US Federal Reserve. :rolleyes:

And I'd much rather continue watching The Money Masters than address the rest of your usual unrefined fatuity.

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