17 April 2012 10:58 AM | By James Francis
The World's Most Powerful Families

Powerful Families of the World

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  • Astors (© Wikimedia Commons)
  • Nehru-Gandhi (© Wikimedia Commons)
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There is a lot to be said for keeping it in the family, especially if you belong to a very rich and powerful bloodline. Without them most conspiracy theories would fall flat. But who are the most successful and powerful families in the world? From the people who brought us Tata cars to the minds behind Scary Movie, here are 14 dynasties not to be messed with.


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