Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Forbes Fictional 15: "I Get Money!!!!!"

The Forbes Fictional 15 is a list generated by Forbes magazine that lists the 15 richest people in the realm of fiction. The members are characters from movies, books, cartoons and television. The current list was written in 2010.
To qualify for the list members must be "both fictional (in the sense that we excluded mythological and folkloric figures) and characters (meaning they are part of a narrative story or series of stories)." And of course, rich. The one exception to the rule was Santa, a mythological character, whom Forbes decided was an "irresistible" addition, although he has been absent from the list since 2006. Forbes stated, "We still estimate Claus's 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's 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."

Rank Name Net Worth ($billion) Age Residence Source Comparison with Previous Year
1 Carlisle Cullen 34.1 370 Washington, U.S.A. Compound Interest, Long-term investments
2 Scrooge McDuck 33.5 81 Duckburg, U.S.A. Mining, Treasure Hunting +$4.4billion
3 Richie Rich 11.5 10 Richville , U.S.A. Inheritance, Conglomerates -$0.8billion
4 Tony Stark 8.8 35 New York, U.S.A. Defense, Inheritance +$0.9billion
5 Jed Clampett 7.2 51 Beverly Hills, U.S. Oil & Gas, Banking +$3.6billion
6 Adrian "Ozymandias" Veidt 7 47 New York, U.S.A. Marketing +$1.6billion
7 Bruce Wayne 6.5 32 Gotham City, U.S.A. Inheritance, Defense +$0.7billion
8 Tooth Fairy 3.9 Ageless
9 Thurston Howell, III 2.1 60 Private Island, South Pacific Howell Industries -$4.4billion
10 Sir Topham Hatt 2 55 Island of Sodor, U.K. Railroad, real estate
11 Artemis Fowl II 1.9 15 Dublin, Ireland Inheritance, Theft, Technology patents +$0.3billion
12 C. Montgomery Burns 1.3 104 Springfield, U.S.A. Energy +$0.304billion
13 Charles Bass 1.1 18 Manhattan, N.Y. Real Estate, Inheritance
14 Jay Gatsby 1 30 West Egg, N.Y. Racketeering, Investments
15 Lucille Bluth 0.95 68 Newport Beach, Calif. Real Estate


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