It seems that a major group of attendees, especially from the US are from a private equity banking background. These secretive banking groups manage trillions of dollars backed by the most wealthy individuals. Even 2012 presidential candidate Mitt Romney has a background in private equity, co-founding Bain Capital.
Here is a short list of bilderberg members who come from private equity background.
Roger Altman – Evercore Partners
Timothy Collins – Ripplewood Holdings LLC
James Johnson – Perseus LLC
Henry Kravis , Kenneth Mehlman – Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co
Peter Thiel – Thiel Capital
James Wolfensohn – Wolfensohn & Company