The Bilderberg group is a secretive elite club of around 120-140 powerful, influential people who meet every year. It is not known what they discuss at these meetings, which has naturally lead to conspiracy theories about the group.
Some believe that the Bilderbergs are a real-life Illuminati and are conspiring to impose a world government.
One of the founders of the Bilderberg group was a man named Jozef Retinger, a Polish political adviser, who was concerned about Anti-Americanism in Western Europe. Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands agreed to help Retinger. Former Belgian Prime Minister Paul Van Zeeland joined in too. Bernhard contacted former head of the CIA Walter Bedell Smith who asked Charles Douglas Jackson, special assistant to President Eisenhower, to deal with it all. The guest list was then made up, consisting of two attendees from each nation.
The first conference was held in May 1954, at Hotel De Bilderberg in Oosterberk, Netherlands. The now hold annual conferences across Europe and America.
The following is a list of people that have been known to go to at least one conference.
-Prince Charles, Prince of Wales -Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh -King Phillipe of Belgium -Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands -Queen Sofia of Spain -Haakon, Crown Prince of Norway
-David Cameron -Tony Blair -Gordon Brown -Edward Heath -Alec Douglas-Home -Margaret Thatcher -David Cameron -Bill Clinton -Gerald Ford -Barrack Obama -Hilary Clinton
-Gordon Richardson, former Governor of the Bank of England -David Rockefeller Sr, Former Chairman, Chase Manhattan Bank -Ben Bernanke, Chairman of the Board of Governors of the United States Federal Reserve -Wim Duisenberg, former European Central Bank President -Takis Arapoglou, former Chairman and CEO of National Bank of Greece -Clark, Edmund, President and CEO, TD Bank Financial Group
-Marcus Agius, Chairman of Barclays -Lord Browne of Madingley, Chief Executive of BP -Peter Sutherland, former Chairman of BP -Martin Taylor, former CEO of Barclays -Jeff Bezos, Founder and CEO of Amazon.com -Timothy C. Collins, CEO of Ripplewood Holdings -Bill Gates, Chairman of Microsoft -H. J. Heinz II, CEO of H. J. Heinz Company -Chris Hughes, Co-founder of Facebook -Louis V. Gerstner, Jr. CEO of IBM -Donald E. Graham), CEO and Chairman of The Washington Post Company, Board of Directors for -Facebook -Henry Kravis, Co-founder, Co-Chairman and Co-CEO of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts -Eric Schmidt, CEO and Chairman of Google
In 2001, a Bilderberg group founder named Denis Healey spoke out about the group, saying: "To say we were striving for a one-world government is exaggerated, but not wholly unfair. Those of us in Bilderberg felt we couldn't go on forever fighting one another for nothing and killing people and rendering millions homeless. So we felt that a single community throughout the world would be a good thing."
Henry Kissinger, a member of the Bilderbergs, apparently said on May 21st, 1992 at the Bilderberg meeting in France: “"Today Americans would be outraged if U.N. troops entered Los Angeles to restore order; tomorrow they will be grateful! This is especially true if they were told there was an outside threat from beyond whether real or promulgated, that threatened our very existence. It is then that all peoples of the world will pledge with world leaders to deliver them from this evil. The one thing every man fears is the unknown. When presented with this scenario, individual rights will be willingly relinquished for the guarantee of their well being granted to them by their world government." Which is curious, to say in the least.