The 15 Richest Fictional Characters

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Forbes released its annual listing of fiction’s very wealthiest. I’m shocked to find out that Charles Montgomery Burns (the Simpsons) is richer than Scrooge McDuck! For some reason, I always imagined uncle Scrooge as the cartoon world’s “Bill Gates”. I still think uncle Scrooge is classier than that annoying Mr. Burns.

The biggest surprise is that Santa Claus has been unseated from the number-one spot! In fact, he’s been completely removed from the list and Forbes’ reason for Santa’s disappearance is hillarious:

We still estimate Claus’ net worth as infinite, but we excluded him from this year’s rankings after being bombarded by letters from outraged children insisting that Claus is “real.” We don’t claim to have settled the ongoing controversy concerning Claus’ existence, but after taking into account the physical evidence – toys delivered, milk and cookies devoured – we felt it was safer to remove him from consideration.

Here are this year’s 15 richest fictional characters:

Rich #1 Oliver “Daddy” Warbucks

Net Worth: $36.2 billion
Source: Defense Industries
Age: 52
Marital Status: Divorced, one child
Hometown: New York, N.Y.
Education: S.U.N.Y. Stony Brook, B.S.
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#2 Charles Montgomery Burns

Net Worth: $16.8 billion
Source: Energy
Age: 104
Marital Status: Single, one bastard child
Hometown: Springfield, U.S.A.
Education: Yale University, B.S.
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Rich #3 Scrooge McDuck

Net worth: $10.9 billion
Sources: Mining, Treasure Hunting
Age: 80
Marital Status: Single
Hometown: Duckburg, U.S.A.
Education: Cluck U., dropout
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Rich #4 Richie Rich

Net Worth: $10.7 billion
Source: Inheritance, Conglomerates
Age: 10
Marital Status: Single
Hometown: Richville, U.S.A.
Education: Richville Elementary
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Rich #5 Jed Clampett

Net Worth: $7.7 billion
Source: Oil & Gas, Banking
Age: 51
Marital Status: Widowed, one child
Hometown: Beverly Hills, Calif.
Education: Ozark Elementary, dropout
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Rich #6 Mr. Monopoly

Net Worth: $7.1 billion
Source: Real Estate
Age: 71
Marital Status: Single
Hometown: Atlantic City, N.J.
Education: University of Pennsylvania, B.A.
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Rich #7 Bruce Wayne

Net Worth: $6.8 billion
Source: Inheritance, Defense
Age: 32
Marital Status: Single
Hometown: Gotham City, U.S.A.
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Rich #8 Anthony Stark

Net Worth: $3 billion
Source: Defense
Age: 35
Marital Status: Single
Hometown: New York, N.Y.
Education: MIT, B.S.
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Rich #9 Prince Abakaliki of Nigeria

Net Worth: $2.8 billion
Source: Inheritance
Age: 37
Marital Status: Single
Hometown: Lagos, Nigeria
Education: Yaba College of Technology, B.S.
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Rich #10 Thurston Howell,III

Net Worth: $2.7 billion
Source: Howell Industries
Age: 60
Marital Status: Married, no children
Hometown: Private Island, South Pacific
Education: Harvard University, B.A.
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Rich #11 Willy Wonka

Net Worth: $2 billion
Source: Candy, Aerospace
Age: 57
Marital Status: Single
Hometown: Kent, England
Education: Academie d’Art Culinaire, Paris
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Rich #12 Lucius Malfoy

Net Worth: $1.3 billion
Source: Inheritance
Age: 51
Marital Status: Married
Hometown: Wiltshire, England
Education: Hogwarts
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Rich #13 Tony Montana

Net Worth: $1 billion
Source: Cocaine
Age: 42
Marital Status: Separated, no children
Hometown: Miami, Fla.
Education: Pinar del Rio High School, dropout
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Rich #14 Lara Croft

Net Worth: $1 billion
Source: Inheritance, Antiques
Age: 37
Marital Status: Single
Hometown: Wimbledon, England
Education: Cambridge University
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Rich #15 Mario

Net Worth: $1 billion
Source: Commodities
Age: 23
Marital Status: Single
Hometown: Brooklyn, N.Y.
Education: Brooklyn Technical High School
More on Mario>

[via msn/Forbes]

3 responses to “The 15 Richest Fictional Characters”

  1. jimmycanuck says:

    Ahem – Thurston Howell the third, 2.7 BILLION?? With a B??

    What happened to “the MILLIONAIRE, and his wife”???

  2. kennyk says:

    Great list…Very funny


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