The Aristocrats of Swedish Business and the Order of the Seraphim

from redicecreations.com : The Swedish Wallenberg's are like the equivalent to the United States Rockefeller’s or Europe’s Rothschild’s.

Swedish National Broadcasting (SVT) has just run a three-part documentary about the Wallenberg's, and it includes some interviews with the otherwise reserved family members. The series seems to have sparked some interest, so it might be convenient to briefly relay some info about them here. I have only seen parts of the series so far, but I will screen it myself soon and I might write something more about it later on.

Here are a few excerpts from a recent article about the Wallenberg’s from thelocal.se:

Who are they and why are they famous?

The Wallenberg’s are Sweden's most powerful financial family. Just over 150 years ago André Oscar Wallenberg started literally minting it when he established Stockholms Enskilda Bank. Since then the family's power has become almost regal in its scope. In fact one of them, Marcus "district judge" Wallenberg, was a Knight of the Order of the Seraphim.

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