The internet is nothing if not a well-oiled rumor machine, and the Illuminati may be its favorite vortex (save for the odd Michael Jackson sighting now and then). If you haven’t fallen down the rabbit hole yet, you, like so many people out there, might be asking yourself: What the heck is the Illuminati, and what does it have to do with little old me?
To answer the first part of your question, we can go straight to the horse’s mouth. The official Illuminati website (yes, it is “Illuminati Official”) says, “The Illuminati is an elite organization of world leaders, business authorities, innovators, artists, and other influential members of this planet. Our coalition unites influencers of all political, religious, and geographical backgrounds to further the prosperity of the human species as a whole.”
Because this secret task force designed to save the world is so darn mysterious, many people think celebrities are in cahoots. While the original Illuminati was founded in the 18th century in Bavaria, plenty of online communities are convinced that it is the famous folks who now run the secret society. As for the second question — what does this have to do with me? — the answer is a little murkier. But if your favorite celebrities really are playing puppet-master behind the scenes, wouldn't you want to know?