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Forbes Releases Richest Fictional Character List

samzenpus posted more than 3 years ago | from the all-that-glitters dept.

The Almighty Buck 21

With two and a half wars and a government showdown in the news, its good to see that Forbes is tackling the important issues, like which fictional character has the most imaginary wealth? Scrooge McDuck tops the list followed closely by sparkly vampire Carlisle Cullen. "Net worth estimates are based on an analysis of the fictional character's source material, and where possible, valued against known real-world commodity and share price movements," Forbes said. One wonders how many episodes of Duck Tales an economist has to watch to accurately estimate the contents of the money bin.

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21 comments

Question. (1)

ocean_soul (1019086) | more than 3 years ago | (#35749074)

Isn't Smaug dead? Why is he still on the list?

Re:Question. (1)

yxymy (2036574) | more than 3 years ago | (#35754896)

really, i like it very much

ThunderCats, ho (1)

tepples (727027) | more than 3 years ago | (#35847856)

Didn't Smaug's estate pass on to Snarf [google.com] ?

The Forbes Fictional 15 (2005-2008) (1)

antdude (79039) | more than 3 years ago | (#35749488)

Re:The Forbes Fictional 15 (2005-2008) (1)

DamienRBlack (1165691) | more than 3 years ago | (#35791654)

It seems weird to me that there are 400+ people in America alone that have a net worth in the same range as these 15 fictional characters. And the richest have around as much as all 15 of these fictional characters combined. Apparently we can't even imagine the type of wealth the richest of the rich have. It is hard imagining enough money to make $5-10 million a day on interest alone, let alone what to spend it on.

Article seriously underestimates Scrooge McDuck (1)

dogsbreath (730413) | more than 3 years ago | (#35750704)

3 cubic acres of money is trans-dimensional, that is beyond our normal 3 physical dimensions. Even if it were all pennies, SMcD's fortune would easily eclipse the $29 billion mark. I believe that the Tardis was based on the money bin design.

And we are talking about 1951 dollars.

Saying Uncle Sam's resources are infinite is a cop-out. Scrooge McDuck has accumulated wealth where not even the Ferengi have been able to go.

The article is clearly biased against ducks who have manged to acquire wealth and power.

Re:Article seriously underestimates Scrooge McDuck (1)

Locke2005 (849178) | more than 3 years ago | (#35750900)

Are we really passionately debating the imaginary wealth of fictional characters? Really, can't we think of anything better to do with our time?

Re:Article seriously underestimates Scrooge McDuck (1)

dogsbreath (730413) | more than 3 years ago | (#35759560)

er... this is just fun, so don't rain on it.

And... no, WE can't think of anything better to do with our time!
Cheers

Re:Article seriously underestimates Scrooge McDuck (1)

krazytekn0 (1069802) | more than 3 years ago | (#35796074)

Yeah, we can sit around and be depressed about the rest of the news that we're not doing anything to change anyway. I don't know about you but sometimes I pick the fun route. Why'd you even open the article if you think it's a complete waste of time?

Re:Article seriously underestimates Scrooge McDuck (1)

krazytekn0 (1069802) | more than 3 years ago | (#35796090)

Why'd you even read the summary...

FTFM

Re:Article seriously underestimates Scrooge McDuck (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35755268)

Of course! There is undeniably an imaginary dimension to the wealth Scrooge McDuck has accumulated. Hence, this is obviously a complex topic. When a real dimension is extended to a complex dimension by adding an imaginary dimension, the one-dimensional line gets extended to the two dimensional complex plane. Our 3D physical reality becomes a 3D complexity. Considering that the unit measure for a line has a length dimension, that the unit measure for a plane has area dimension, that the 3D reality has a cubic length as a unit measure, it follows that the 3D complexity should have a cubic area unit.

Re:Article seriously underestimates Scrooge McDuck (1)

dogsbreath (730413) | more than 3 years ago | (#35759530)

I could not fail to disagree with you less.

Clear lack of research (1)

jacerie (1071646) | more than 3 years ago | (#35753716)

Justin Cord from "The Unincorporated Man" has a net worth surpassing that entire list combined. That writer for Forbes seriously needs to get out more, or at least read better material.

Bah! Cord-Schmord... (1)

denzacar (181829) | more than 3 years ago | (#35755646)

Lister owns 98% of all the world's wealth. [youtube.com]
And being fiction within fiction, that makes his worth SQUARED. So he actually owns 9604% of all the world's fictional money!

Re:Bah! Cord-Schmord... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35792654)

Not only that, it's 3 million years into the future. Factor in inflation and the money would probably be more than the number of atoms in the universe.

Re:Clear lack of research (1)

Profane MuthaFucka (574406) | more than 3 years ago | (#35764744)

No shit. Where's the Count of Monte Cristo? You know, the famous sandwich entrepreneur?

Re: Isn't that the... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35765110)

Count of Monte Crisco? And didn't he die of a rather massive heart due to eating what he peddled?

Duck size (1)

Whiteox (919863) | more than 3 years ago | (#35754412)

Everything is relative (or so I'm told), so if Scrooge was duck size then the value would also diminish. Remember he didn't have too many investments as he was more concerned with NOT spending his money.
I estimate that his $44.1 billion would be more likely around $4.1 billion instead.

Re:Duck size (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35845470)

Scrooge being duck sized doesn't reduce the size of his money bin... which was filled with gold. Gold is an investment in itself and one that increases dramatically in value.

Andrew "Ender" Wiggins (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35786516)

3 millenia of compound interest does wonders

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