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Oligarch

Member of an oligarchy. “Oligarchy… is a form of power structure in which power rests with a small number of people…distinguished by …wealth, family ties, corporate, religious, or military control.” “Throughout history, oligarchies have often been tyrannical….” Oligarchs are often Directors of multiple major corporations and official residents of several counties, particularly tax-havens. “[A] synonym for rule by the rich…is Plutocrat.” (Courtesy © Wikipedia)

[Closely related words: Oligarchy, Plutocracy, Kleptocracy, Aristocracy, Corporatocracy, Anocracy, Courtesy © Wikipedia]