Klaus Schwab took $6,000 in seed money in 1971 and transformed the World Economic Forum (WEF) from a humble gathering of academics into the most exclusive club in the world. The WEF now rakes in $390 million, annually.
Controligarchs: Exposing the Billionaire Class, Their Secret Deals, and the Globalist Plot to Dominate Your Life follows the money beyond the politicians—and their petty squabbles in Washington—straight to top: Davos. It is in this tiny Alpine town that the jet-setting billionaires and shadowy bureaucrats are plotting out the next decade of our lives.
The market capitalization of WEF’s top members—corporate behemoths like Apple, Microsoft, Amazon, Meta, Google, Comcast, and Pfizer—tops $10 trillion. Double that if you include $10 trillion-asset manager BlackRock, whose founder and CEO Larry Fink is a WEF board member. So, with more than $20 trillion—greater than the GDP of every nation in the world except that of the United States—sloshing around in its member coffers, it is easy to grasp why the WEF is able to exert extraordinary influence.