18 Powerful Groups (And People) That Secretly Rule The World

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Conspiracy theorists love to drone on about secret groups of reptilians, Illuminati, and, uh, shadow people? controlling the world. The thing is, they're not wrong about the fact that small groups have a disproportionate amount of power. They're just wrong about who they are.

Following are some actual examples of startlingly powerful, relatively unknown groups and individuals.

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