Money, Power and influence aren’t exactly very easy to come by, believe me, it takes time, effort, and a healthy amount of under the table dealings to achieve these things. Or if you’re lucky enough you’ll be born into a family that already has.
Over the centuries these particular families have managed to accumulate insane amounts of money, power and influence. Subsequently using it to place themselves in very convenient and important parts of society.
These are families so powerful, they’ve basically won the economic game, and done a tiny bit of shaping society to their whims, these are some of the most powerful families in the world.