Who owns The Federal Reserve and The Bank of England?

These two companies are both believed by most to be part of their countries government. They are NOT. They are private companies. They are not even publicly traded companines. So who owns them?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    Gray Shadow, the Fed is not owned by the government, and you know it. Stop spreading disinformation. The asker already knows part of the truth... the cat's out of the bag. You're wasting your time.

    What kind of person would troll Y!A lying in defense of central bankers, anyways?

    Who owns the FED? If you want the TRUTH, you'll have to look a little further than the Federal Reserve's own website! LOL!

    The short answer: the private ownership of the Fed is a closely guarded secret. However, it is generally believed that the following banks/families have at least some stake:

    1. Rothschild Bank of London

    2. Warburg Bank of Hamburg

    3. Rothschild Bank of Berlin

    4. Lehman Brothers of New York

    5. Lazard Brothers of Paris

    6. Kuhn Loeb Bank of New York

    7. Israel Moses Seif Banks of Italy

    8. Goldman, Sachs of New York

    9. Warburg Bank of Amsterdam

    10. Chase Manhattan Bank of New York.

    Now, the long answer is more complex. Have a look at these charts:


    According to the information presented there (assuming not much has changed since 1976) it would appear that the Bank of England actually owns the Federal Reserve and the IRS.

    The Bank of England is, in turn, almost certainly owned by the Rothschild family, though if they saw fit to sell shares, they would not be required to report this, since these are privately traded companies we're talking about.

    Also, please note that to determine who controls these institutions, it's not enough to simply list the shareholders, one must also take into consideration who, in turn, owns the shareholders themselves. Furthermore, the influence and connections of the chairmen cannot be ignored, as these men are the ones making the decisions.

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  • 3 years ago

    Rothschild Bank Of England

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  • 1 decade ago

    The answer is the wealthiest people in the world who hide their identities by owning companies and trusts that don't show up on any search.

    This is my answer to a similar question from a few days ago on the Fed:

    The worlds central banks are under the jurisdiction of the IMF. { International Monetary Fund }


    I would imagine the current ownership is hidden in very complicated international legal documents that will never see the light of day.....You see these very rich people set up complicated trusts that very probably hide names of prominent wealthy folks.

    The old Bank of New York was the top bank in the Fed:


    The new company, called Bank of New York Mellon Corporation, is the world's leading asset servicer by a considerable margin, with $18 trillion in assets under custody.


    This is the public information the bank of N. Y. Mellon provides on their site:


    % of Shares Held by Institutional & Mutual Fund Owners: 75%

    % of Float Held by Institutional & Mutual Fund Owners: 75%

    Number of Institutions Holding Shares: 831

    Barclays Global Investors ***UK***Holdings Ltd, is the number one share holder listed. A United Kingdom Corporation which could very well be controlled by Rothschild or Queen of England interests.

    This is only one bank of 12 in the federal reserve system.....And I imagine not all ownership is public knowledge!

    Thanks for the question.


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  • 3 years ago

    because of the fact the Fed isn't inner maximum (that's independent--it extremely is distinct) your question would not make experience. You your self admit that it became into created by using an act of Congress. clarify how something created by using Congress, that could desire to be dissolved by using Congress, that has a board appointed by using the President and shown by using the Senate is a technique or the different "inner maximum"--are you able to locate even one inner maximum business employer the place it extremely is authentic? because of the fact it became into created by using regulation, please prepare the place interior the regulation it says that that's inner maximum.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Let me please point out that some of Gray Shadows links take you to articles written by this one guy Edward Flaherty. And the other's take you to GOVERNMENT websites. Now we don't TRUST the government in the first place. What makes you think we're going to trust their doublespeak on the Fed?

    Hmm makes me wonder who this Ed is and what he's doing on YA.

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  • Regina
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    3 years ago


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  • 1 decade ago

    The Bank of England was nationalized in 1946 so it has no private owners. (Ref:

    http://www.bankofengland.co.uk/about/history/index... )

    The Federal Reserve *System* is owned by the government but there is a shared public/private relationship at the branch level.

    The Federal Reserve System is a congressionally-chartered agency like the USPS and NASA. It is organized with a 100% government agency at the top (the Board of Governors), and branches beneath them that resemble corporations. (http://www.federalreserveeducation.org/fed101/stru... )

    The Board of Governors are all appointed for 14-year terms by the president and confirmed by congress. It operates per it's charter and laws set by congress. it is overseen by congress. There is no structure or mechanism for private ownership at this level; it is a government agency. Board members are forbidden by law to have any economic interest in a private bank. (Ref: Title 12 chapter 3 of the U.S. Legal Code). The Board determines monetary policy and provides high level oversight of the branches.

    The 12 branches, however, are organized to involve member banks in the day-to-day operation. Member banks are required to buy shares in their branch. Each bank has one vote. The shares get a standard 6% dividend. They can vote for 6 of their 9 board members. All 'profit' from the Federal Reserve branches are turned over to the Treasury at the end of the year.

    Source(s): Fromn http://www.federalreserve.gov/generalinfo/faq/faqf... "... It is a federal system, composed basically of a central, governmental agency--the Board of Governors--in Washington, D.C., and twelve regional Federal Reserve Banks..." From http://www.federalreserve.gov/generalinfo/faq/faqf... Who owns the Federal Reserve? The Federal Reserve System is not "owned" by anyone and is not a private, profit-making institution. Instead, it is an independent entity within the government, having both public purposes and private aspects. Other links: http://www.geocities.com/CapitolHill/Embassy/1154/... http://www.publiceye.org/conspire/flaherty/Federal... http://famguardian.org/Subjects/MoneyBanking/Feder... http://webskeptic.wikidot.com/federal-reserve-syst...
    • Joseph6 years agoReport

      Twister of truth. A quick search shows that even your first claim is half true. In 1998 the bank of England was privatized. Therefore it is not nationalized, at least not anymore.

      The Federal Reserve's own site shows the stock holders (aka owners) are paid dividends of 6%.

      Such a F'in liar.

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