So, I was looking for information about the Iraq war. I looked up oil companies. It seems that Exxon is the company making the most profit in Iraq right now out of all the foreign oil companies. I looked for the owners of Exxon, I found that Vanguard and Blackrock are numbers one and two. Who owns Exxon Mobil Corporation? Top holders of XOM according 13F SEC filings - stockzoa Not sure how much to trust this website. I then looked at who owned Vanguard and Blackrock. Seems Vanguard and Blackrock are the biggest owners of these two companies. It would seem to be a way for rich people to hide what they own. So who owns Vanguard and Blackrock? I mean in terms of individuals. Who benefits from their profits in Iraq? Halliburton is also owned by these two (as largest shareholders). Lockheed Martin made a killing in Iraq. Vanguard and Blackrock are two of the top four investors. State Street and Capital World Ventures are there too. Boeing also made a killing in Iraq. Vanguard and Blackrock being 1 and 2. General Dynamics made a killing in Iraq. 4th and 5th are Vanguard and Blackrock. There are other companies that appear often. Companies like State Street Corportation which have Vanguard and Blackrock as 3 + 4 Others have information missing on this site. So, who owns all of this? Yes, I understand there might be a large amount of shareholders. But these rich people will own a lot of these companies, or the companies that own the companies that own the companies that own the companies. Who are the major players and why can't you figure it out?