The 50 Most Dangerous Families in the World

Hannu Sokala

Original title: Maailman 50 vaarallisinta sukua

Author: Hannu Sokala

Published: 2023

Publisher: Otava/Nemo

Genre: General Nonfiction

Reading material:

English sample

They like to stay in the shadows. Who are the families that hold the most influence in the world?

The newest title by the co-author of THE 50 MOST DANGEROUS COMPANIES IN THE WORLD, sold to 8 territories!

  • English sample available, featuring 5 of the dangerous families: Rotenberg, Musk, Guriev, Grimaldi, Wallenberg

Very few of us know the Lees, the al-Nahyans, the Quandts, the Safras or the Wertheimers. We all know, however, their companies Samsung, Manchester City, BMW, Chiquita, and Chanel. Many of the world’s most influential companies are still family businesses, and many of these families go back many generations, some even to the 18th Century. Many of them operate around the world, and some are worth tens of billions of dollars. Still, we know astonishingly little about these families.

The stories of the families in this book contain larger-than-life characters, unbelievable plots, and numerous conflicts, tragedies, and successes. This non-fiction book by the experienced business journalist Hannu Sokala offers a comprehensive and surprising perspective on the world’s most important, and dangerous families.

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Rights sold:
FINLAND: Otava/Nemo (orig.)

About author

Hannu Sokala

Hannu Sokala works as an investigative reporter for YLE, the Finnish Broadcasting Company. His work covers e.g. international finance and macroeconomics.


2023, General Nonfiction

Hannu Sokala

The 50 Most Dangerous Families in the World