Monopolies are believed to have been an outlawed practice in most countries, however, there are several companies that have found loopholes to monopolize their businesses. Some of these companies have so much income, investments and power that they can even influence entire media networks. Read below and see the truth behind who is really in charge of the world – above most politicians.
Luxottica – Sunglasses market
Luxottica owns a huge portion of the luxury sunglasses market. Some of the brands they own include: Oakley, Ray-Ban, Revo, Vogue, DKNY, Prada, BVLGARI, Persol, Sears optical, Sunglass Hut, Lenscrafters and Pearle Vision. With the influence of fashion, these brands and products have spread at an unimaginable rate worldwide.
Menu Foods – Pet Food
In 2007, there was a huge recall on pet food, due to thousands of pets dying of melamine contamination. The public became concerned when they realized that this contamination and recall happened to approximately 150 different brands of pet food at the same time. It was later discovered they are all produced by the same Canadian company, Menu Foods.
Monsato – Corn and Corn Bi-products
Monsato has gained notoriety in recent years for its questionable ingredients and influence. Monsato is a biotech company that works with corn, more specifically corn syrup. Corn Syrup is in everything Americans consume, use and touch; including: Candy, Soda, hand sanitizer, car fuel, air fresheners, drywall, car parts and much more. The biotech company can influence this control anyway they choose, including incorporating cheaper, cancerous materials into all of their products if they chose to.
Quanta – Computer Processors
Despite the constant argument over which is better, Mac or P.C., it turns out the majority of them probably have a quanta processor. The majority of computers are produced in Taiwan with most of them using Quanta parts. So, the debate continues – as does, the chokehold on the computer market.
InBev – Foreign Beer
InBev doesn’t have influence over American beers, yet; however, they do have control over many of the larger European beer companies and many of the popular ones in Mexico. Some of their products include: Stella Artois, Alexander Keith’s, Bass, Beck’s, Boddington’s, Lowenbrau, Rolling Rock, St. Pauli Girl, Spaten, Corona, Modelo, and Pacifico.
Above are just some examples based around one product but, there are also much larger companies that control multiple well-known companies that spread their influence through multiple brands. I have listed below some of the largest corporations in the world and some of the, also, large companies that they own and influence.
Some of these major companies have too much power because they have control over multiple medias that reach out to millions of people and spread their influence non stop. There are actually only six corporations that control 90% of American media, that isn’t exactly a corporation, however, it is pretty damn close.