Mayer Amschel Rothschild Biography
Birthday: February 23, 1744 (Pisces)
Born In: Frankfurt, Germany
Mayer Amschel Rothschild was a German Jewish Banker who founded the prestigious Rothschild banking dynasty. Commonly referred to as the ‘Founding Father of International Finance,’ he established an extensive business that encompassed not only banking and finance, but also covered other fields like real estate, mining, and winemaking. In 2005, Forbes came out with a list of ‘The Twenty most Influential Businessmen of all time’ where he was placed at the seventh position. During the later part of the 19th Century, the Rothschild family possessed the largest private fortune and wealth in the world. The Rothschilds are also among the most valuable private families in today’s context. The Rothschild dynasty began in the city of Frankfurt which was a major center of trade in the 18th century, with many bankers and wholesale merchants. Towards the late 19th and early 20th centuries, aside from owning the largest banks in the world, Mayer’s descendants engaged in mining, energy, real estate, and winemaking ventures as well. Their affiliation with various political and military rulers combined with the fact that the Rothschild family had finalized major economic deals in several superpower nations have led to several conspiracy theories regarding the family. It is generally believed that the family has major connections with all the leaders of the world and they work together to control the economy via domination of manufacturing industries, finance, and the arms trade.