Who is the Richest Fictional Character?

Fictional 15

1. Smaug

Worth: $62 Billion

Sources: Marauding

Residence: The Lonely Mountain

Hyperintelligent red-gold dragon proving to be skilled Hollywood negotiator; tactics include speaking exclusively in riddles, threatening to charbroil recalcitrant studio execs. Demanded — and got — highly lucrative “gross points” for appearance in upcoming Peter Jackson Lord of the Rings prequel. Formal streak, known for complimenting even thieves and liars on their “nice manners,” yet short-tempered; three fictional reporters have gone missing in last year while attempting to assess the ancient wyrm’s “unassessable” wealth, count up his “countless piles of precious things” and scope out “unseen floors” of his lair. Distrusts banks, Wall Street; swears by “plunder and hoard” investment style. Featured in J.R.R. Tolkien novel The Hobbit. 

2. Flintheart Glomgold

Worth: $51.9 Billion

Source: Mining, Theft

Residence: Johannesburg, South Africa

Scottish-South African diamond mining magnate successfully steals the title of “world’s richest duck” from archnemesis Scrooge McDuck after winning controversial round-the-world race. Rivals since their days as lowly prospectors, the now prosperous poultry bet their entire fortunes on results of the contest. Glomgold reached the finish line first, winning every last dime in McDuck’s Duckburg “money bin.” McDuck cries fowl, saying Glomgold cheated, and swears to recover his fortune. Featured in Disney’s Uncle Scrooge comic books and cartoons.

3. Carlisle Cullen

Worth: $36.3 Billion

Source: Compound Interest, Investments

Residence: Forks, Wash.

Small-town doctor and immortal vampire is (non-)living proof of the miracle of compounding interest: small nest egg banked in 1670 has grown into one of fiction’s largest fortunes. Cullen’s youthful appearance belies 371 years of age and brilliant medical mind honed over centuries of night school. Undead monster with pronounced sentimental streak; gave second wife private Brazilian island for wedding gift. Passionate art collector prefers macabre scenes, nightscapes. Featured in Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight novels and films.

4. Jed Clampett

Worth: $9.8 Billion

Source: Oil & Gas

Residence: Beverly Hills, Calif.

Ever-rising price of “Texas tea” contributes to the hillbilly billionaire’s big bottom line. Clampett Oil courted disaster when an oil tanker spilled 20,000 barrels of crude in the Gulf of Alaska last June: “I’m mad as a mule chewing on bumblebees,” owner Jed said in a press conference, firing CEO Milton Drysdale on the spot. “If brains were leather, he wouldn’t have enough to saddle a june bug.” Clampett’s mother-in-law, “Granny,” led successful cleanup effort, personally “wet-moppin’ and spitshinin’” several hundred miles of seashore. Featured in The Beverly Hillbillies television series and films.

5. Tony Stark

Worth:  $9.3 Billion

Source: Defense

Residence: Malibu, Calif.

Stark Industries under fire after consumer advocate Ralph Nader called its Resilient line of repulsor-powered cars “unsafe at any speed.” The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is considering a recall, but Stark—engineering genius and part-time superhero— hasn’t slowed down. New projects include biomimetic Extremis armor and nuclear-powered wine refrigerators. Stark also spending time with new, ultra-elite social club; other members include Nordic prince, atomic physicist, famous war hero. Featured in the Iron Man comics and films.

6. Richie Rich

Worth: $8.9 Billion

Source: Inheritance, Conglomerates

Residence: Richville, U.S.

Rumored to be undergoing midkid crisis after ditching trademark bow tie for backward baseball cap, issuing debut album My World 1.0%. Immediately sparked controversy by insisting that the Recording Industry Association of America certify the record platinum simply because he issued it on the precious metal. Well-known for oddball philanthropy, wildly extravagant gestures; recently baffled Occupy Richville protestors by presenting them with diamond- encrusted Birkenstocks and cashmere-lined sleeping bags. Featured in the Richie Rich comic books and films.

7. Charles Foster Kane

Worth: $8.3 Billion

Source: Media

Residence: Xanadu, FLA.

Newspaper, radio and television mogul rapidly expanding into new media, deploying a vast network of moderately paid bloggers to cover world events. Overheard saying “You furnish the page views, I’ll furnish the war!” Reporters for his flagship New York Inquirer remain mired in phone-hacking scandal after illegally accessing the voicemails of the British royal family, Hollywood celebs and heirs to the Hearst family fortune. Calls subsequent appearance before the Senate’s Select “Rosebud” Committee “the most humble day of my life.” Featured in the Orson Welles film Citizen Kane.

8. Bruce Wayne

Worth: $6.9 Billion

Source: Inheritance, Defence

Residence: Gotham City

Billionaire playboy continues to dominate tabloid headlines. Gossip columnists insist Wayne broke up Kim Kardashian’s marriage; gadget blogs say he spent more than $100 million outfitting a hightech “man cave” in stately Wayne Manor. Other reports suggest a penchant for rubber costume play, association with underground fight clubs and questionable activities with teenage “wards.” Featured in the Batman comics and films.

9. Forrest Gump

Worth: $5.7 Billion

Source: Apple Inc.

Residence: Greenbow, Ala.

Series of highly improbable and extremely fortuitous events, involving Ping-Pong, Watergate, shrimp fishing and a hurricane, led to Gump’s acquiring 0.5% of Apple in its 1980 IPO; doubled his stake after longtime business associate “Lt. Dan” succumbed to cirrhosis of the liver late last year. Widely regarded as the inspiration for the iPad; Steve Jobs said that he wanted to make a computer “simple enough for Forrest to use.” Featured in the Robert Zemeckis film Forrest Gump.

10. Mr. Monopoly

Worth: $2.5 Billion

Source: Real Estate

Residence: Atlantic City, N.J.

Legendary real estate developer is equally well-known for his vehement opposition to the Sherman Antitrust Act and zany “little green houses” architectural esthetic. Buys properties through a shadowy network of front men known only by code names (Mr. Car, Ms. Dog and Señor Battleship). Big believer in Atlantic City; claims he would sooner build casinos on both Mediterranean and Baltic avenues before investing in Las Vegas. Rivals hint of unsavory associates; known to carry a “Get Out of Jail Free” card at all times. Featured in the Hasbro board game Monopoly.

11. Lisbeth Salander

Worth: $2.4 Billion

Source: Computer Hacking

Residence: Stockholm, Sweeden

Genius Goth gal uses computer hacking skills to catch serial killers and steal billions in cold hard cash. Dismissive of prominent hacker groups LulzSec and Anonymous, calling them “dilettantes, amateurs, children.” Practices unique brand of “vigilante social activism,” fighting crime with crime; believes that revenge is the best therapy. Recently endowed Mikael Blomkvist Chair of Investigative Journalism at Columbia University. Featured in Stieg Larsson’s novels and David Fincher’s film The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.

12. Tywin Lannister

Worth: $2.1 Billion

Source: Inheritance

Residence: Lannisport

The Lord of Casterly Rock hopes to “establish a dynasty that would last a thousand years” following grandson Joffrey’s ascension to the Iron Throne. Famously shrewd and equally ruthless, Lannister rebuilt his family’s fortune after his father’s death; treasures include bag of holding, +1 chain mail, potion of cure light wounds. Appointed Hand of the King, he delegated the job to son Tyrion, calling it “no small honor.” Presently waging war with the North, he’s promised to quell rebellion: “A Lannister always pays his debts.” Featured in the television series Game of Thrones and the Song of Ice and Fire novels.

13. C. Montgomery Burns

Worth: $1.3 Billion

Source: Energy

Residence: Springfield

The owner of Springfield Nuclear Power Plant saw profits surge after replacing employees with robots, but canceled the program after inevitable cybernetic revolt. Legendary cost-cutter dismisses philanthropy, hoards wealth and owns a first draft of the U.S. Constitution with the word “suckers” in it. Known to release vicious attack dogs on unwelcome houseguests. Critics call him an ogre. Burns is unbowed: “I ought to club them and eat their bones!” Featured in the television series The Simpsons.

14. Robert Crawley

Worth: $1.1 Billion

Source: Inheritance, Marriage

Residence: Downtown England

The Times (London) characterized Robert, Earl of Grantham's marriage to heiress Cora Levinson as class meets cash. Unfortunately, cash also had lawyers, a complex prenup and (eventually) 3 daughters while class had scheming servants and a domineering mother. Lord Grantham overheard muttering King Lear had it easy at Downton's annual flower show. Featured in the television series Downton Abbey.

15. Jo Bennett

Worth: $1 Billion

Source: Electronic, Inheritance

Residence: Tallahassee, Fla.

Ex-CEO of office equipment manufacturer Sabre stepped down only to watch her successor make a series of missteps. Retail plans shelved after observers suggested the company would have to “adopt the carnival model of leaving town once everyone’s wise.” A new product called the Pyramid—a three-pound triangular tablet computer—proved even less popular. Featured in the television series The Office.


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