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Forbes' List of the 15 Wealthiest Fictional Characters

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | April 27, 2012 |

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | April 27, 2012 |

Forbes magazine, which will rank the wealth of Tsetse flies based on blood accumulation if it meant the Internet would pay attention to the finance magazine, has assembled a list of the 15 wealthiest fictional characters based on net worth, as determined by the fictional character’s source material, and where possible, “valued against known real-world commodity and share price movements. In the case of privately held fictional concerns, we seek to identify comparable fictional public companies.”

The figures are adjusted for inflation. I’m not entirely sure how they came up with the number, but apparently the company put a whole lot of thought into their calculations.

1. Smaug, The Hobbit ($62 billion)

2. Flintheart Glomgold, Uncle Scrooge comics ($51.9 billion)

3. Carlisle Cullen, The Twilight Saga ($36.3 billion)

4. Jed Clampett, “The Beverly Hillbillies” ($9.8 billion)

5. Tony Stark, Iron Man ($9.3 billion)

6. Richie Rich, Richie Rich ($8.9 billion)

7. Charles Foster Kane, Citizen Kane ($8.3 billion)

8. Bruce Wayne, Batman Begins, etc. ($6.9 billion)

9. Forrest Gump, Forrest Gump ($5.7 billion)

10. Mr. Monopoly, Monopoly game ($2.5 billion)

11. Lisbeth Salander, the Millennium series ($2.4 billion)

12. Tywin Lannister, “Game of Thrones” / A Song of Ice and Fire ($2.1 billion)

13. C. Montgomery Burns, “The Simpsons” ($1.3 billion)

14. Robert Crawley, “Downton Abbey” ($1.1 billion)

15. Jo Bennett, “The Office” ($1 billion)

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