For now I know that at this stage, the influence I talk about is impact by the millions.
At this stage you are influencing millions of people using millions of dollars.
You are influencing global finance by impacting stock markets or currencies.
You are influencing elections by monetarily backing a candidate.
You are influencing millions of people to buy your product because thats the basis of operation e.g. Microsoft Windows.
Money at this stage is governed by control and by equivalents. What are equivalents? They are real estate, stocks, bonds, business interest, fleets of airplanes and ships.