10 Companies That Secretly Control The World

10 Companies That Secretly Control The World

October 11, 2019 46 By Stanley Isaacs


ten companies that secretly control the
world number ten Nestle most of the products that you buy are owned by
surprisingly small number of monopolistic companies take Nestle for
example they own over 8500 different brands in 80 countries they start off of
the kind of brands you’d expect arrow KitKat Milky Bar etc but then there are
some products that you probably never imagined would be owned by the chocolate
giant such as shredded wheat Gerber baby foods hot pockets and Purina pet food
they also an approximately 23% of cosmetic powerhouse L’Oreal which cell
phones huge brands Garnier Maybelline and The Body Shop and Nestle isn’t the
only food company whose Reach is greater than you think
Kellogg’s owns big brands eggo Pringles and cheese it Pepsi Co owns Quaker
Oatmeal Cheetos and Tropicana and crafts acquisitions range from Oreos to
Vegemite and Cadbury to daringly so how have Nestle used their massive clouds
well as it turns out not always for good in 2013 the company was accused of
depriving locals of water in a small Pakistani community by repurposing the
local well for their bottled water production company Pure Life number nine
Lockheed Martin with global military expenditures standing at over 1.7
trillion dollars every year it’s no surprise that companies producing and
supplying weapons exert a huge amount of power over world events Lockheed Martin
is the world’s largest weapons manufacturer they employ 126 thousand
people and rake in 69 point three billion dollars a year in profit
national militaries around the world rely on Lockheed for example it’s the
USA’s largest government contractor receiving 10% of the Pentagon’s funds
they also supply weapons to Germany India Israel Japan the UK and numerous
other countries showing the wide-reaching extent of their influence
over worldwide conflicts however Lockheed Martin’s control has spread
beyond even this they spend a great deal of money on lobbying especially in
America investing approximately 10 million dollars a year into this they
tend to offer their financial support to political candidates who advocate higher
national defense spending in order to ensure more investments in their own
products clever number eights quanta Computer Inc Mac
versus PC it’s been one of the biggest rivalries
of the technological age when buying a laptop a lot of people have strong
loyalties to one or the other and it’s a battle that shows no signs
have died down anytime soon but at the end of the day doesn’t really matter
max Dells HP Sony’s Toshiba x’ all these laptops come from the same manufacturer
quanta Computer Inc quanta is a taiwan-based manufacturer of notebook
computers and other electronic hardware which was founded in 1988 the company
has an estimated 31 percent worldwide market share of notebook computers with
approximately 70% of adults in the Western world
owning a laptop this equates to a simply gigantic reach for quanta it has also
grown beyond laptop production and now has fingers in many technological ties
quanta has influence in mobile communication GPS systems and home
entertainment in 2011 they even collaborated with Facebook as part of
the Oakland compute project which aimed to create more efficient servers storage
and data center hardware designs number seven in bed it’s no secret that alcohol
plays a big role in society 56 percent of American adults questioned in a 2015
national survey admitted to drinking in the past month an estimated eighty eight
thousand people die from alcohol-related causes every year an excessive drinking
cost the health services staggering two hundred and twenty three point five
billion dollars a year with such a variety of temples available you would
expect the responsibility for alcohol consumption to fall into a large number
of different companies but there is actually only one company who has a huge
monopoly of the beer industry InBev it owns 46 percent of the beer markets in
America and as a net profit of 3.4 billion dollars a year in fact most of
the beers you can buy from a store belong to the in that beer Empire
including Stella Artois Budweiser X and Corona InBev also have majority states
and other huge companies such as grupo modelo which makes most of the base in
Mexico basically whenever you’re treating
yourself to a beer or two there’s a very strong likelihood that your money will
at some point end up in embarrass pocket number six Pfizer the industry for
painkillers antibiotics and vitamin supplements is currently booming with
experts estimating that the global farmer market will reach one point one
two trillion dollars by 2022 this basically puts a large portion of
the world’s population under the thumb of the planets big pharmaceutical
companies such as Pfizer Pfizer is an American
is global pharmaceutical corporation making forty billion dollars in profit
every year it’s the largest research based drug maker in the world with less
products marketed in more than 150 countries the company therefore has a
lot of control over millions of people’s were beings a responsibility that they
had a questionably in 2016 the drug giant was fired over 100 million dollars
for illegally hiking up the price of an anti epilepsy drug by two thousand six
hundred percent overnight this directly affected how much the UK’s National
Health Service had to pay and strip fifty thousand people of potentially
life-saving medication the production of prescription drugs is the company’s
primary source of revenue but Pfizer’s worldwide control doesn’t stop there
they have behind numerous well-known healthcare products such as Listerine
and sudafed as well as being a massively influential
player in the animal health industry number five Pierson Pierson is one of
the biggest publishers of educational material in the world despite being
based in London 60% of its sales go to the states and it operates in more than
70 countries the company owns numerous educational publishing giants for
example Penguin Harcourt and prentice hall its influence over the American
education system is so great that theoretically you could be taking
Pierson designed test from kindergarten through to eighth grade you could study
a piece and design curriculum using Pierce and publish textbooks and be
taught by teachers certified by Pearson tests and with such a monopoly of the
education sector Pearson has been able to hike up prices without anyone really
able to stop them over the last few decades the cost of textbooks has
arguably increased more than any other aspects of education yes even more than
college tuition according to The Huffington Post textbook prices have
increased a whopping eight hundred and twelve percent in the last 30 years
allegedly because of the reduced competition brought about by Pearson’s
monopoly number four ICBC bankers are ultimately responsible for stabilizing
the economy which ripples through every aspect of our lives their power
influences everything from the big scale decisions of governments to the prices
of individual food items in your weekly grocery shop
if you combine the wealth of the world’s 10 largest banks you’d have twenty five
point one trillion dollars which would be enough to fund the entire US
government for over seven years the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China
the state-owned Banking Goliath is undoubtedly the most powerful bank on
the planet it has over three trillion dollars in assets and
market value of 215 point six billion dollars media reign supreme at the top
of Forbes as well as biggest public companies list and the bank’s influence
isn’t limited to China I CBC has a foothold in every continent except
Antarctica employing nearly half a million people globally and they have
also extended their control by turning other major banks into ICBC subsidiaries
for example Turkey’s textile bank and South Africa’s Standard Bank number
three Monsanto Monsanto the American giant
specializing in agricultural biotechnology is estimated to be worth a
huge sixty five billion dollars Monsanto has a near total control over the
American seed market for example they trademark nearly 80 percent of the corn
grown in the country this may not sound like the most influential monopoly in
the world the corn is actually an integral ingredient in a surprising
number of products corn corn syrup and corn starch show up in gas glue makeup
soap toothpaste aspirin diapers and even the humble house brick despite its
impressively diverse market influence Monsanto has established a troubling
reputation it was described by modern farmer magazine as the face of corporate
evil this is in part due to his controversial use of GM crops but also
largely the result of their ruthless treatment of competitors in the 90s
rumours are most at the company had produced so-called Terminator seeds
designed to sterilize the plots of anyone who tried to pay to Monsanto
seeds gathered from neighboring farms number two Disney over the years the
Walt Disney Company has acquired a few high-profile media production companies
most notably during the purchase of Marvel Entertainment in 2009 and
Lucasfilm in 2012 both of which cost over four billion dollars more than half
of the highest-grossing movies in the last decade were owned by the company
which shows how tight their grip over the film world is and while Disney a
best known for their billion dollar grossing movies and the world-famous
theme parks the mass media giants reach doesn’t stop there
Disney also owns or partly owns loads of other companies they own TV networks ABC
ESPN and even the History Channel with the media playing an incomparable role
when it comes to public sentiment and knowledge Disney’s vast empires makes
them one of the most powerful companies in the world number one alphabet Inc
unsurprisingly Google regularly tops Forbes list of the most valuable brands
in the world with the reported revenue of fifty point six
billion dollars in 2016 over 40,000 search queries are made on Google every
single second and YouTube has a reach of well over a billion users almost a third
of all people on the insects with it’s algorithms determining what we see
online and what information we have access to the control it exerts over our
daily lives is arguably unmatched by any other company but did you know that
Google is actually owned by another lesser-known company relative new kid on
the block alphabet Inc alphabet Inc was founded in 2015 by Larry Page and Sergey
Brin the two founders of Google so in a nutshell Google has spun off from Google
and renamed itself alphabet which now in school the point of alphabet Inc as a
new umbrella company is to separate Google’s core internet businesses from
some of its more ambitious diverse projects so the services we all know and
love is part of Google YouTube chrome Android and Google Maps I’m not going to
be put at risk by the company’s new ventures such ventures include research
gun the X lab which is developing driverless cars and the Coleco life
extension project so that was 10 companies that secretly control the
world did you know about the full extent of these business superpowers already or
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