In famous people connections, why do all five flow through the same person back to me about 8 generations back?

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I looked at the degrees of connection to Queen Elizabeth, Emelia Earhardt, Meghan Markle, and a couple of others posted recently. all seem to flow through one family ancestor only. It seems to be too much to be coincidence, but I assume now a flaw somewhere. Thoughts?
asked May 17 in WikiTree Tech by Robert Schott G2G Rookie (220 points)

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Same for me. My guess is that it is because that ancestor is connected to a very well researched person or family. Wikitree has only 13 million / 7+ billion people, so probably you are connected through many other relatives through people not yet added to the tree.
answered May 17 by Shawn Ligocki G2G1 (1,150 points)
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No flaw, just a result of the vagaries of migrations. I'm connected to the tree through my wife only, and so are several thousand of my family members, all of whom would be connected to these notables through exactly the same person, my wife.
answered May 17 by Helmut Jungschaffer G2G6 Pilot (413,800 points)

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