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Old 12-13-05, 12:02 PM
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The 15 Richest Fictional Characters - Forbes

http://www.forbes.com/2005/11/29/for...ict15land.html


<TABLE BORDER> <TH COLSPAN=12> </TH>
<TR> </TH> <TH> Rank </TH> <TH> Name </TH> <TH> Net Worth ($mil) </TH> <TH> Age </TH> <TH> Residence </TH> <TH> Source </TH> </TR>
<TR> </TD> <TD ALIGN = right> 1 </TD> <TD ALIGN = right> Claus, Santa </TD> <TD ALIGN = right> Infinity </TD> <TD ALIGN = right> 1,651 </TD> <TD ALIGN = right> North Pole </TD> <TD ALIGN = right> Toys, Candy </TD> </TR>
<TR> </TD> <TD ALIGN = right> 2 </TD> <TD ALIGN = right> Warbucks, Oliver "Daddy" </TD> <TD ALIGN = right> $27.3 bil </TD> <TD ALIGN = right> 52 </TD> <TD ALIGN = right> New York, N.Y. </TD> <TD ALIGN = right> Defense Industries </TD> </TR>
<TR> </TD> <TD ALIGN = right> 3 </TD> <TD ALIGN = right> Rich, Richie </TD> <TD ALIGN = right> $17 bil </TD> <TD ALIGN = right> 10 </TD> <TD ALIGN = right> Richville, U.S.A. </TD> <TD ALIGN = right> Inheritance, Conglomerates </TD> </TR>
<TR> </TD> <TD ALIGN = right> 4 </TD> <TD ALIGN = right> Luthor, Lex </TD> <TD ALIGN = right> $10.1 bil </TD> <TD ALIGN = right> 36 </TD> <TD ALIGN = right> Metropolis, U.S.A. </TD> <TD ALIGN = right> Defense, Software, Real Estate </TD> </TR>
<TR> </TD> <TD ALIGN = right> 5 </TD> <TD ALIGN = right> Burns, Charles Montgomery </TD> <TD ALIGN = right> $8.4 bil </TD> <TD ALIGN = right> 104 </TD> <TD ALIGN = right> Springfield, U.S.A. </TD> <TD ALIGN = right> Energy </TD> </TR>
<TR> </TD> <TD ALIGN = right> 6 </TD> <TD ALIGN = right> McDuck, Scrooge </TD> <TD ALIGN = right> $8.2 bil </TD> <TD ALIGN = right> 80 </TD> <TD ALIGN = right> Duckburg, U.S.A. </TD> <TD ALIGN = right> Mining </TD> </TR>
<TR> </TD> <TD ALIGN = right> 7 </TD> <TD ALIGN = right> Clampett, Jed </TD> <TD ALIGN = right> $6.6 bil </TD> <TD ALIGN = right> 51 </TD> <TD ALIGN = right> Beverly Hills, Calif. </TD> <TD ALIGN = right> Oil & Gas, Banking </TD> </TR>
<TR> </TD> <TD ALIGN = right> 8 </TD> <TD ALIGN = right> Wayne, Bruce </TD> <TD ALIGN = right> $6.5 bil </TD> <TD ALIGN = right> 32 </TD> <TD ALIGN = right> Gotham City, U.S.A </TD> <TD ALIGN = right> Inheritance; Defense </TD> </TR>
<TR> </TD> <TD ALIGN = right> 9 </TD> <TD ALIGN = right> Howell, Thurston III </TD> <TD ALIGN = right> $5.7 bil </TD> <TD ALIGN = right> 60 </TD> <TD ALIGN = right> Private Island, Pacific Ocean </TD> <TD ALIGN = right> Howell Industries </TD> </TR>
<TR> </TD> <TD ALIGN = right> 10 </TD> <TD ALIGN = right> Wonka, Willy </TD> <TD ALIGN = right> $2.3 bil </TD> <TD ALIGN = right> 57 </TD> <TD ALIGN = right> Kent, England </TD> <TD ALIGN = right> Candy </TD> </TR>
<TR> </TD> <TD ALIGN = right> 11 </TD> <TD ALIGN = right> Bach, Arthur </TD> <TD ALIGN = right> $2 bil </TD> <TD ALIGN = right> 50 </TD> <TD ALIGN = right> New York, N.Y. </TD> <TD ALIGN = right> Inheritance </TD> </TR>
<TR> </TD> <TD ALIGN = right> 12 </TD> <TD ALIGN = right> Scrooge, Ebenezer </TD> <TD ALIGN = right> $1.7 bil </TD> <TD ALIGN = right> 63 </TD> <TD ALIGN = right> London, England </TD> <TD ALIGN = right> Banking, Investments </TD> </TR>
<TR> </TD> <TD ALIGN = right> 13 </TD> <TD ALIGN = right> Croft, Lara </TD> <TD ALIGN = right> $1 bil </TD> <TD ALIGN = right> 37 </TD> <TD ALIGN = right> Wimbledon, England </TD> <TD ALIGN = right> Inheritance, Antiques </TD> </TR>
<TR> </TD> <TD ALIGN = right> 14 </TD> <TD ALIGN = right> De Vil, Cruella </TD> <TD ALIGN = right> $1 bil </TD> <TD ALIGN = right> 65 </TD> <TD ALIGN = right> London, England </TD> <TD ALIGN = right> Inheritance </TD> </TR>
<TR> </TD> <TD ALIGN = right> 15 </TD> <TD ALIGN = right> Malfoy, Lucius </TD> <TD ALIGN = right> $900 mil </TD> <TD ALIGN = right> 51 </TD> <TD ALIGN = right> Wiltshire, England </TD> <TD ALIGN = right> Inheritance </TD> </TR>
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Must be a slow news day over at Forbes...


And where has Santa's net worth ever been described as "infinity"?
He's got cheap land (the North Pole - hardly prime real estate) that is certainly paid for by now, he really only works one day a year, and he has enslaved a race of handy elves to build toys.

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Nah, it was a slow day two weeks ago.
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The 5 Most Stoned Editorial Boards:

5. Vibe
4. Easyriders
3. Rolling Stone
2. High Times
1. Forbes
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Originally Posted by 12thmonkey
And where has Santa's net worth ever been described as "infinity"?

Must be a bitch for Santa's accountant to do his balance sheet.
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Originally Posted by dork
The 5 Most Stoned Editorial Boards:

5. Vibe
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3. Rolling Stone
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you give rolling stone too much credit
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Let's see:

1. Rod McBan leveraged sheep futures and bought the Earth, which was the financial and government center of Humanity (sort of like buying both NYC and DC today)
2. Princess Leia inherited the assets of 2 billion people who were killed on Alderaan
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Originally Posted by Nick Danger
Let's see:

1. Rod McBan leveraged sheep futures and bought the Earth, which was the financial and government center of Humanity (sort of like buying both NYC and DC today)
2. Princess Leia inherited the assets of 2 billion people who were killed on Alderaan

I would think the Emperor was more wealthy than Leia.
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[ubergeek]I sense a bit of DC Comic bias: Tony Stark is Marvel's resident billionaire and he gets no mention?[/ubergeek]

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Why was Santa born in 354 A.D.?

And were children before then in Christmas limbo?
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Originally Posted by Red Dog
I would think the Emperor was more wealthy than Leia.
Possibly. Powerful rulers are often rich. But there's a difference between owning something and ruling over something.
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So besides Santa, Bill Gates still smokes them.
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Originally Posted by Ovid
Why was Santa born in 354 A.D.?

And were children before then in Christmas limbo?

I wonder if Santa like #5 on the list credits his long life to Satan?
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Originally Posted by Red Dog
I wonder if Santa like #5 on the list credits his long life to Satan?





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Originally Posted by Ovid
Why was Santa born in 354 A.D.?

And were children before then in Christmas limbo?
Because Santa is modeled after the very real Saint Nicholas.
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Originally Posted by kvrdave
So besides Santa, Bill Gates still smokes them.
Truth is stanger than fiction.
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What about that dude from Contact?
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Santa clause infinite wealth is BS anyway. His money is completely tied to his slave labor. You get rid of the elves and what does he have? Some flying reindeer?
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Mr. Burns was doing a lot better until he gave his trillion dollar bill to Fidel Castro, and he wouldn't give it back.
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I'm going against the Santa thing.

Economics 101 says that you need

Land - North pole (inhospitable environment)
Labor - A race of elves (kept in the dark that a world outside of the north pole exists)
Capital - ??? (he must have some source or revenue to purchase supplies to make the toys)

The only thing I can think of is that Santa steals from peoples homes to raise the capital he needs.

By no means is he independently wealthy or #1 for that matter. He has no revenue stream.

Make toys
give them away
Profit

Tell me in this example above where do I put the ???

Exactly!! Flawed Business Model
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Originally Posted by Nick Danger
...the assets of 2 billion people who were killed on Alderaan
...along with their assets?
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Originally Posted by al_bundy
you give rolling stone too much credit
<i>Rolling Stone</i> started drug testing their employees many years ago. This coming from a magazine that used to send out a roach clip to each new subscriber.
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A money article posted by Mr.Payroll? Nice touch.
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I thought Bruce Wayne was older
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Originally Posted by Nick Danger
2. Princess Leia inherited the assets of 2 billion people who were killed on Alderaan
But I'd assume a majority of those assets were destroyed in that same destruction of Alderaan. Unless they were heavily insured...

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