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]

Rank Name Net worth ($ billion) Residence Source Comparison with previous year
1 Scrooge McDuck 65.4 Duckburg, Calisota, USA Mining, treasure hunting
2 Smaug 54.1 The Lonely Mountain, Rhovanion, Middle-earth Marauding Decrease $7.9 billion
3 Carlisle Cullen 46 Forks, Washington, USA Compound interest, investments Increase $9.7 billion
4 Tony Stark 12.4 Malibu, California, USA Defense, energy Increase $3.1 billion
5 Charles Foster Kane 11.2 Xanadu, Florida, USA Media Increase $2.9 billion

2012[edit]

Rank Name Net worth ($ billion) Residence Source Comparison with previous year
1 Smaug 62.0 The Lonely Mountain, Rhovanion, Middle-earth Marauding Increase $53.4 billion
2 Flintheart Glomgold 51.9 Johannesburg, South Africa Mining Increase $51.9 billion
3 Carlisle Cullen 36.3 Forks, Washington, USA Compound interest, investments Increase $0.1 billion
4 Jed Clampett 9.8 Beverly Hills, California, USA Oil and gas Increase $0.3 billion
5 Tony Stark 9.3 Malibu, California, USA Inheritance, defense Increase $2.9 billion

2011[edit]

Rank Name Net worth ($ billion) Age Residence Source Comparison with previous year
1 Scrooge McDuck 44.1 82 Duckburg, USA Mining, treasure hunting Increase $10.6 billion
2 Carlisle Cullen 36.2 370 Forks, Washington, USA Compound interest, investments Increase $2.1 billion
3 Artemis Fowl II 13.5 15 Dublin, Ireland Inheritance, theft, forgery, Facebook Increase $11.6 billion
4 Richie Rich 9.7 10 Richville, USA Inheritance, conglomerates Decrease $1.8 billion
5 Jed Clampett 9.5 51 Beverly Hills, California, USA Oil and gas Increase $2.3 billion

2010[edit]

Rank Name Net worth ($ billion) Age Residence Source Comparison with previous year
1 Carlisle Cullen 34.1 370 Forks, Washington, USA Compound interest, long-term investments
2 Scrooge McDuck 33.5 81 Duckburg, USA Mining, treasure hunting Increase $4.4 billion
3 Richie Rich 11.5 10 Richville, USA Inheritance, conglomerates Decrease $0.8 billion
4 Tony Stark 8.8 35 New York, USA Defense, inheritance Increase $0.9 billion
5 Jed Clampett 7.2 51 Beverly Hills, California, USA Oil and gas, banking Increase$3.6 billion

2008[edit]

Rank Name Net worth ($ billion) Age Residence Source Comparison with previous year
1 Scrooge McDuck 29.1 80 Duckburg, USA Mining, treasure hunting Increase $3.3 billion
2 Richie Rich 12.3 10 Richville, USA Inheritance, conglomerates Decrease $3.8 billion
3 Gordon Gekko 8.5 44 New York, USA Investments
4 Jabba the Hutt 8.4 603 Tatooine Crime, extortion
5 Ebenezer Scrooge 8.0 63 London, England Investments, banking

2007[edit]

Rank Name Net worth ($ billion) Age Residence Source Comparison with previous year
1 Scrooge McDuck 28.8 80 Duckburg, USA Mining, treasure hunting Increase $17.9 billion
2 Ming the Merciless 20.9 74 Mingo City, Planet Mongo Technology
3 Richie Rich 16.1 10 Richville, USA Inheritance, conglomerates Increase $5.4 billion
4 Mom (Futurama) 15.7 158 New New York, Earth Technology, conglomerates
5 Jed Clampett 11 51 Beverly Hills, California, USA Oil and gas, banking Increase $3.3 billion

2006[edit]

Rank Name Net worth ($ billion) Age Residence Source Comparison with previous year
1 Oliver "Daddy" Warbucks 36.2 52 New York City, USA Defense industries Increase $8.9 billion
2 C. Montgomery Burns 16.8 104 Springfield, USA Energy Increase $8.4 billion
3 Scrooge McDuck 10.9 80 Duckburg, USA Mining, treasure hunting Increase $2.7 billion
4 Richie Rich 10.7 10 Richville, USA Inheritance, conglomerates Decrease $6.3 billion
5 Jed Clampett 7.7 51 Beverly Hills, California, USA Oil and gas, banking Increase $1.1 billion

2005[edit]

Rank Name Net worth ($ billion) Age Residence Source
1 Santa Claus Excessive 1,651 North Pole Toys, candy, coal
2 Oliver "Daddy" Warbucks 27.3 52 New York, USA Defense industries
3 Richie Rich 17 10 Richville, USA Inheritance, conglomerates
4 Lex Luthor 10.1 36 Metropolis, USA Defense, software, real estate
5 C. Montgomery Burns 8.4 104 Springfield, USA Energy

2002[edit]

Rank Name Net worth ($ billion) Age Residence Source
1 Santa Claus 1600+ New York City; North Pole Toys
2 Richie Rich 24.7 13 Richville, USA Inheritance, conglomerates
3 Oliver "Daddy" Warbucks 10 52 New York, USA Defense industries
4 Scrooge McDuck 8.2 80 Duckburg, Calisota, USA Mining
5 Thurston Howell, III 8 60 Pacific Island Howell 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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