The Illuminati are the highest ranking members of freemasonry, a secret fraternity that I challenge the OP to claim any knowledge of. Freemasons believe that there is some truth to all religions, and that humans created God, not the other way around. Freemasons keep secret knowledge that they reveal only to their members as they move up to higher degrees. There are currently over 2 million freemasons in America, or about 1.5% of the male population. The Illuminati are among, if not the most wealthy, powerful, and influential people on Earth. They advance their agenda to create a One world government, currency, and religion through manipulation of politics, the media, monetary systems, wars, movies, the music industry, etc. The increasing globalization of our time is orchestrated by the illuminati. Some of their more well known lobbying groups include Bohemian Grove, Bilderberg, the IMF, the Trilateral Commission, etc. Their main symbol is the 13 level pyramid capped by the all-seeing eye of Lucifer, the prince of Earthly power who the illuminati sell their souls to for power and riches. Another main symbol of the Illuminati is the two pillars from the temple of Solomon, as their ultimate goal is to establish a single leader who will rule the New World Order from the third temple in Jerusalem modeled after Solomon's temple. Many will worship him, many will call him the antichrist, and it will require chaos and destruction for the world to allow such a system to be put in place. That's if their plan, which is not a perfectly kept secret, succeeds. Known Illuminati families include the Rockefellers, Rothschilds, Windsors, Astors, DuPonts, etc.