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Wealthiest Fictional Characters

This list—entirely subjective—bases the wealth of the characters on world events (Daddy Warbucks has clearly benefited from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan), the economy (with gas prices reaching record levels, Jed Clampett is sitting pretty atop his reserves of black gold), and trends (Prince Abakaliki of Nigeria, a fictional character who could also be called the King of Spam, clogs the inboxes of millions of real people each day).

Rank Character Source Net Worth
1. Scrooge McDuck Mining, Treasure Hunting $65.4 billion
2. Smaug Marauding $54.1 billion
3. Carlisle Cullen Compound interest, investments $46 billion
4. Tony Stark Defense $12.4 billion
5. Charles Foster Kane Media $11.2 billion
6. Bruce Wayne Inheritance, Defense $9.2 billion
7. Richie Rich Inheritance, Conglomerates $5.8 billion
8. Christian Grey Investments, manufacturing $2.5 billion
9. Tywin Lannister Inheritance $1.8 billion
10. C. Montgomery Burns Energy $1.5 billion
Source: Forbes, from their last list, published July 2013.