Forbes Fictional 15

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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, television, video games, and comics. It is cited by numerous outside sources.[1][2]

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)," in addition to being wealthy. The one exception to the rule was Santa Claus, 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."

Top 5 by year[edit]

Forbes did not publish a list in 2003, 2004 or 2009.

2013[edit]

RankNameNet worth ($ billion)ResidenceSourceComparison with previous year
1Scrooge McDuck65.4Duckburg, Calisota, USAMining, treasure huntingIncrease $65.4 billion
2Smaug54.1The Lonely Mountain, Rhovanion, Middle-earthMaraudingDecrease $7.9 billion
3Carlisle Cullen46Forks, Washington, USACompound interest, investmentsIncrease $9.7 billion
4Tony Stark12.4Malibu, California, USAInheritance, defenseIncrease $3.1 billion
5Charles Foster Kane11.2Xanadu, California, USAMedia

2012[edit]

RankNameNet worth ($ billion)ResidenceSourceComparison with previous year
1Smaug62.0The Lonely Mountain, Rhovanion, Middle-earthMaraudingIncrease $53.4 billion
2Flintheart Glomgold51.9Johannesburg, South AfricaMining, theftIncrease $51.9 billion
3Carlisle Cullen36.3Forks, Washington, USACompound interest, investmentsIncrease $0.1 billion
4Jed Clampett9.8Beverly Hills, California, USAOil and gasIncrease $0.3 billion
5Tony Stark9.3Malibu, California, USAInheritance, defenseIncrease $2.9 billion

2011[edit]

RankNameNet worth ($ billion)AgeResidenceSourceComparison with previous year
1Scrooge McDuck44.182Duckburg, USAMining, treasure huntingIncrease $10.6 billion
2Carlisle Cullen36.2370Forks, Washington, USACompound interest, investmentsIncrease $2.1 billion
3Artemis Fowl II13.515Dublin, IrelandTheft, forgery, FacebookIncrease $11.6 billion
4Richie Rich9.710Richville, USAInheritance, conglomeratesDecrease $1.8 billion
5Jed Clampett9.551Beverly Hills, California, USAOil and gasIncrease $2.3 billion

2010[edit]

RankNameNet worth ($ billion)AgeResidenceSourceComparison with previous year
1Carlisle Cullen34.1370Forks, Washington, USACompound interest, long-term investments
2Scrooge McDuck33.581Duckburg, USAMining, treasure huntingIncrease $4.4 billion
3Richie Rich11.510Richville, USAInheritance, conglomeratesDecrease $0.8 billion
4Tony Stark8.835New York, USADefense, inheritanceIncrease $0.9 billion
5Jed Clampett7.251Beverly Hills, California, USAOil and gas, bankingIncrease$3.6 billion

2008[edit]

RankNameNet worth ($ billion)AgeResidenceSourceComparison with previous year
1Scrooge McDuck29.180Duckburg, USAMining, treasure huntingIncrease $3.3 billion
2Richie Rich12.310Richville, USAInheritance, conglomeratesDecrease $3.8 billion
3Gordon Gekko8.544New York, USAInvestments
4Jabba the Hutt8.4603TatooineCrime, extortion
5Ebenezer Scrooge8.063London, EnglandInvestments, banking

2007[edit]

RankNameNet worth ($ billion)AgeResidenceSourceComparison with previous year
1Scrooge McDuck28.880Duckburg, USAMining, treasure huntingIncrease $17.9 billion
2Ming the Merciless20.974Mingo City, Planet MongoTechnology
3Richie Rich16.110Richville, USAInheritance, conglomeratesIncrease $5.4 billion
4Mom (Futurama)15.7158New New York, EarthTechnology, conglomerates
5Jed Clampett1151Beverly Hills, California, USAOil and gas, bankingIncrease $3.3 billion

2006[edit]

RankNameNet worth ($ billion)AgeResidenceSourceComparison with previous year
1Oliver "Daddy" Warbucks36.252New York City, USADefense industriesIncrease $8.9 billion
2C. Montgomery Burns16.8104Springfield, USAEnergyIncrease $8.4 billion
3Scrooge McDuck10.980Duckburg, USAMining, treasure huntingIncrease $2.7 billion
4Richie Rich10.710Richville, USAInheritance, conglomeratesDecrease $6.3 billion
5Jed Clampett7.751Beverly Hills, California, USAOil and gas, bankingIncrease $1.1 billion

2005[edit]

RankNameNet worth ($ billion)AgeResidenceSource
1Santa ClausExcessive1,651North PoleToys, candy, coal
2Oliver "Daddy" Warbucks27.352New York, USADefense industries
3Richie Rich1710Richville, USAInheritance, conglomerates
4Lex Luthor10.136Metropolis, USADefense, software, real estate
5C. Montgomery Burns8.4104Springfield, USAEnergy

2002[edit]

RankNameNet worth ($ billion)AgeResidenceSource
1Santa Claus1600+New York City; North PoleToys
2Richie Rich24.713Richville, USAInheritance, conglomerates
3Oliver "Daddy" Warbucks1052New York, USADefense industries
4Scrooge McDuck8.280Duckburg, Calisota, USAMining
5Thurston Howell, III860Pacific IslandHowell Industries

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Forbes’ ‘Fictional 15′ Richest Characters Topped By Smaug". ABC News. Apr 25, 2012. Retrieved 10 January 2013. 
  2. ^ Celeste, Rigel. "Scrooge McDuck Tops Forbes Fictional Rich List". Luxist. Retrieved 10 January 2013. 

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