From Page to Screen: The 15 Richest Fictional Characters (According to Forbes)


A little bit of humor to brighten you day. Who are the richest of the rich fictional characters? From Scrooge McDuck to Lucius Malfoy, the answers may surprise you.

Here they are in all their literary glory:


  1. Scrooge McDuck, $28.8 billion
  2. Ming the Merciless, $20.9 billion
  3. Richie Rich, $16.1 billion
  4. Mom, $15.7 billion
  5. Jed Clampett, $11 billion
  6. C. Montgomery Burns, $8.4 billion
  7. Carter Pewterschmidt, $7.2 billion
  8. Bruce Wayne, $7 billion
  9. Thurston Howell III, $6.3 billionWillyWonka
  10. Tony Stark, $6 billion
  11. Fake Steve Jobs, $5.7 billion
  12. Gomez Adams, $2. billion
  13. Willy Wonka, $1.9 billion
  14. Lucius Malfoy, $1.6 billion
  15. Princess Peach, $1.3 billion

Pop Quiz: Can you match the correct billionaire with his/her information? Try your hand.


  • “Tongues continue to wag concerning —‘s longtime habit of keeping teenage boys as ‘wards,’ rumored rubber suit fetish”
  • This billionaire’s hosting habits have been marked as needing improvement: “Saudi Aramco delegation reportedly offended after being served lunch of “possum-fried critter” by provocatively attired —“
  • “Literally swims in gold coins for exercise”
  • “Descendant of Castilian royalty and British aristocrats owes fortune to quirky–and lucky–investment style: bought a swamp for “scenic value,” subsequently discovered massive oil deposit underneath; purchased mummified hand at flea market”
  • Upon having his mansion ransacked for the environmental disaster he brought upon his community, told his assistant: “I don’t believe in suicide, but if you’d like to try it, it might cheer me up to watch”
  • “Majority stockholder in Cisco Systems, primary investor in Facebook…invented robot maid, solid gold cellphone, e-mail spam engine….flew iceberg from the North Pole to — so friends could go skating”
  • “A convicted criminal and — prison escapee, miraculously managed to avoid being sent back to jail thanks to well-timed ‘donations’ to charities… In June, attempted to corner the global cauldron market”

(Answers below.)

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And the answers to our pop quiz…. drum roll, please….


Bruce Wayne/ Jed Clampett/ Scrooge McDuck/ Gomez Adams/ C. Montgomery Burns/ Richie Rich/ Lucius Malfoy

Is anyone else scared silly that Lucius Malfoy is a billionaire?

(Credit: All images sourced from Forbes‘ article; tip off from the Wall Street Journal’s Wealth Report.)



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          4 Responses to From Page to Screen: The 15 Richest Fictional Characters (According to Forbes)

          1. Anti-Racist Blog says:

            Great post!

          2. thenewjew says:

            I thought we needed a little entertainment. 🙂

            Glad you liked it. How did you do on the quiz?


          3. ARB says:

            I did pretty well on the quiz. I’ll expect my gold star in the mail soon. =)

          4. thenewjew says:

            For you:
            London, gold star

            I can’t post images here, so you’ll have to follow the link.

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