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 character whom Forbes decided to be 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, 2009 or 2014

2013[edit]

Rank Name Net worth ($ billion) Residence Source Known from Comparison with previous year
1 Scrooge McDuck 65.4 Duckburg, Calisota Mining, Treasure Hunting Donald Duck comic
2 Smaug 54.1 The Lonely Mountain, Rhovanion, Middle-earth Marauding The book, The Hobbit Decrease $7.9 billion
3 Carlisle Cullen 46.0 Forks, Washington, USA Compound interest, investments The Twilight books Increase $9.7 billion
4 Tony Stark 12.4 Malibu, California, USA Defense Iron Man comic Increase $3.1 billion
5 Jay Gatsby 11.2 West Egg, New York, USA Bootlegging The book, The Great Gatsby
6 Montgomery Burns 9.2 Springfield, USA Energy The Simpsons

2012[edit]

Rank Name Net worth ($ billion) Residence Source Known from Comparison with previous year
1 Smaug 62.0 The Lonely Mountain, Rhovanion, Middle-earth Marauding The book, The Hobbit Increase $53.4 billion { $??? trillions from the 2013 movie The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug}
2 Flintheart Glomgold 51.9 Johannesburg, South Africa Mining Uncle Scrooge comic Increase $51.9 billion
3 Carlisle Cullen 36.3 Forks, Washington, USA Compound interest, investments The Twilight books Increase $0.1 billion
4 Jed Clampett 9.8 Beverly Hills, California, USA Oil and gas The Beverly Hillbillies Increase $0.3 billion
5 Tony Stark 9.3 Malibu, California, USA Inheritance, defense Iron Man comic Increase $2.9 billion

2011[edit]

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

2010[edit]

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

2008[edit]

Rank Name Net worth ($ billion) Age Residence Source Known from Comparison with previous year
1 Uncle Sam 232 Washington, D.C. Engraving National personification of the American government or the United States
2 Scrooge McDuck 29.1 80 Duckburg, USA Mining, treasure hunting Donald Duck comic Increase $3.3 billion
3 Richie Rich 12.3 10 Richville, USA Inheritance, conglomerates Richie Rich comic Decrease $3.8 billion
4 Gordon Gekko 8.5 44 New York City Investments, financial crimes Wall Street
5 Jabba the Hutt 8.4 603 Tatooine Crime, extortion Star Wars expanded universe

2007[edit]

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

2006[edit]

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

2005[edit]

Rank Name Net worth ($ billion) Age Residence Source Known from Comparison with previous year
1 Santa Claus 1,651 North Pole Toys, candy Christmas
2 Oliver "Daddy" Warbucks 27.3 52 New York, USA Defense industries Little Orphan Annie comics
3 Richie Rich 17 10 Richville, USA Inheritance, conglomerates Richie Rich comics
4 Lex Luthor 10.1 36 Metropolis, USA Defense, software, real estate Superman comics
5 C. Montgomery Burns 8.4 104 Springfield, USA Energy The Simpsons

2002[edit]

Rank Name Net worth ($ billion) Age Residence Source Known from Comparison with previous year
1 Santa Claus 1600+ New York City; North Pole Toys Christmas
2 Richie Rich 24.7 13 Richville, USA Inheritance, conglomerates Richie Rich comics
3 Oliver "Daddy" Warbucks 10 52 New York, USA Defense industries Little Orphan Annie comics
4 Scrooge McDuck 8.2 80 Duckburg, Calisota, USA Mining Donald Duck comics
5 Thurston Howell, III 8 60 Pacific Island Howell Industries Gilligan's Island

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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