The illuminati is based on marketing, monetizing, selling, buying, trading, currency exchanging, free services & giveaways. In addition to the supposed shadowy and secret organization we are just overall into helping those who desire the passion of making money online & offline. The group is most prominent in the Marketplace, having many tutorials, guides and services in that forum. Many guides exist within the subforum to help group members montenize online and make large amounts of money. Contests are also common from the group; member upgrades, cash prizes and online prizes are among the most common awards for participating.
The founder, BELLAGIO, had always had a fascination with the Illuminati. He wanted to create a group that would bolster secrecy while turning out a great reputation across the forum. Thus, he purchased the illuminati in March of 2012. At the time of purchase, he was the only leader. Shortly afterwards, bugga was promoted to leadership of the group.
Several claims have been made that this group was the first invite-only group on Hack Forums. However, that title belongs to the Graphic Masters, as they turned to invitations in February of 2012, before the illuminati was purchased. The group was sold to Anonymous after some time.