Five Secret Societies of Wealth and Power

Competing with Skull and Bones as well as Princeton’s Ivy Club, over at Harvard University is the male-only Porcellian Club, fouded in the 1790s. In the ultimate statement of the importance of wealth and success to club members, legend alleges that members procure their first million by the age of 40. Other stories claim that if not successful in that goal, the Club will gift them the sum. Famous and powerful alumni include Theodore Roosevelt, Henry Cabot Lodge, and Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. Franklin Roosevelt and Joseph Kennedy reported it as one of the greatest disappointments of their life not to be invited to join the Porcellian Club.