The Top Ten  October 29 - November 5    

Highest-Earning Fictional Characters

The earnings are based on worldwide revenue related to toy merchandising, videogame sales, publishing and box-office earnings, and DVD/VHS sales and rentals.

Rank Character Creator Estimated Earnings, 2011
1. Scrooge McDuck Walt Disney $44.1 billion
2. Carlisle Cullen Stephenie Meyer $36.2 billion
3. Artemis Fowl II Eion Colfer $13.5 billion
4. Richie Rich Harvey Comics $9.7 billion
5. Jed Clampett Paul Henning $9.5 billion
6. Tony Stark Stan Lee, Larry Lieber,Don Heck, and Jack Kirby (Marvel Comics) $9.4 billion
7. Smaug J.R.R. Tolkien $8.6 billion
8. Bruce Wayne Bob Kane and Bill Finger $7.0 billion
9. Mr. Monopoly Hasbro $2.6 billion
10. Arthur Bach Peter Baynham (2011); Steve Gordon (1981) $1.8 billion
Character must be fictional and part of a narrative.
Source: Forbes.