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The Network of Global Corporate Control

The Network of Global Corporate Control is an interlocking world empire of unchecked corporate, banking, political, military and media power. It is a modern sophisticated system of control that stemmed from the ancient control networks of history, and brought to fruition without the vast majority of people noticing or having the slightest clue. You often hear it said that ‘corporations rule the world’. While this is not entirely wrong, those who say it rarely try to find out just who owns the corporations, or more accurately, who controls the majority of the energy (money) stream being generated by them. One group who endeavoured to undertake this task on a global scale were three game system theorists and mathematicians from one of Europe’s top academic institutions, the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, Switzerland. In their paper called The Network of Global Corporate Control (2011), they used information from the OECD to identify 43,060 global trans-national corporations (TNCs), and also from Orbis (2007), ‘a database listing 37 million companies and investors worldwide’. They then analysed the ‘share ownerships linking them’ to create a broader ownership network picture.[1] The papers authors summarised their work as being:

‘The first investigation of the architecture of the international ownership network, along with the computation of the control held by each global player. We find that transnational corporations form a giant bow-tie structure and that a large portion of control flows to a small tightly-knit core of financial institutions. This core can be seen as an economic “super-entity’.[2]



The Network of Global Corporate Control paper details ‘the network of all the ownership pathways originating from and pointing to TNCs’. The analysed network included ‘600508 nodes and 1006987 ownership ties,’ which forms a bow tie pattern when mapped out using 3-d modelling. The criss-crossing centre point of the bow is where the financial power and control lies. The Swiss paper states that ‘despite its small size, the core holds collectively a large fraction of the total network control’, through a ‘complicated web of ownership relations, by a group of TNCs in the core’. This ‘super-entity’ core consists of 737 TNCs who ‘accumulate 80% of the control over the value’ of all TNCs’ in the entire global economy, with network control being ‘much more unequally distributed than wealth’. This allows the network core to control and influence markets and events around the world ten times more effectively ‘than what could be expected based on their wealth’.

The image below is a spherical map layout of the global economy with the yellow and red dots representing differing sizes of trans-national corporations and the links between them. The red dots on the image below represent the top 147 Trans-national Corporations control of the world economy. They represent approximately 40% of the world’s economy ‘via a complicated web of ownership relations’. An important point to note is that 75% of the bow-tie core in the study are financial intermediaries, mostly out of the City of London, aka the Crown Corporation.





This network of control also prints all the fraudulent debt based paper currencies authorised by the Bank for International Settlements in Basle, Switzerland, which is then lent at interest to governments around the world who are putting their people into bondage through fraudulent austerity as a result. The City of London Corporation also houses Lloyds of London, the London Stock Exchange, the branch offices of 385 foreign banks, 70 American banks as well as a host of mainstream media newspapers and publishing houses. The control of this network is through a group identified as the Committee of 300, an Anglo-American-European elite who rule from behind the scenes and were spawned from the rule of the infamous East India Company incorporated in the 1600’s and defined in detail in the next chapter. They rule the financial world, and in truth are the most highly organised criminal cartel the world has ever seen working in tandem with the Papacy and Switzerland, although it is largely hidden behind corporate veils, silenced whistle-blowers and compliant reporters and journalists who are a combination of the most cowardly, treasonous, uninformed and naïve as you can get.

The result of the public being kept in the dark for so long has enabled the corporate takeover of the world in slow motion over many generations. In 1980 Alvin Toffler wrote in his book The Third Wave, a chapter called The Global Corporation. He wrote that ‘with the emergence of multinational or global corporations, this organization of the world into mutually exclusive political entities [sovereign nation states] is now being overlaid by a network of economic institutions’, with TNCs rendering the sovereign nation state invalid. Toffler said that ‘the nation states…are being driven, step by step, to accept new constraints on their independence’, by this TNC system.[3] [Emphasis added!] The top 147 TNCs in the Swiss study were named by Forbes and New Scientist Magazine, among others, in October 2011. Unsurprisingly, of the top 50 TNCs, 45 of them were found to be financial / banking establishments in some form or another. The top 20 corporations on the list starting with the most powerful are as follows:

1. Barclays plc mm                            11. Wellington Management Co

2. Capital Group Companies Inc    12. Deutsche Bank AG

3. FMR Corporation                         13. Franklin Resources Inc

4. AXA                                                 14. Credit Suisse Group

5. State Street Corporation              15. Walton Enterprises LLC

6. JP Morgan Chase & Co                16. Bank of New York Mellon

7. Legal & General Group plc          17. Natixis

8. Vanguard Group Inc                     18. Goldman Sachs Group Inc

9. UBS AG                                           19. T Rowe Price Group Inc

10. Merrill Lynch & Co Inc              20. Legg Mason Inc [4]

Elite insider Professor Carroll Quigley, formerly from Georgetown University told the world in 1969 exactly what was going on after being allowed to examine the Anglo-American establishments own records. He wrote that:

‘The powers of financial capitalism had another far reaching aim, nothing less than to create a world system of financial control in private hands able to dominate the political system of each country and the economy of the world as a whole…The apex of the system was to be the Bank for International Settlements in Basle, Switzerland, a private bank owned and controlled by the world’s central banks which were themselves private corporations. Each central bank sought to dominate its government by its ability to control treasury loans, [creating credit out of thin air and then charging interest on that fantasy] to manipulate foreign exchanges, to influence the level of economic activity in the country, and to influence cooperative politicians by subsequent economic rewards in the business world’.[5]

What you have just read is a sample taken from a chapter called The Network of Global Corporate Control from my book called The Hidden Hand of History - The Enemy Within


[1] New Scientist, ‘Revealed – the capitalist network that runs the world’, 19/10/2011

[2] Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Professors Vitali S, Glattfelder JB, Battiston S, ‘The Network of Global Corporate Control’. 26/10/2011,

[3] Alvin Toffler, ‘The Third Wave’, pp.331-4

[4] New Scientist, ‘Revealed – The Capitalist Network that Runs the World’, 19/10/2011

[5] Carroll Quigley, ‘Tragedy & Hope – A History of the World in Our Time’, p.324

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