The Top Ten  October 22 - 29    

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. Oliver "Daddy" Warbucks Defense Industries $36.2 billion
2. Charles Montgomery Burns Energy $16.8 billion
3. Scrooge McDuck Mining, Treasure Hunting $10.9 billion
4. Richie Rich Inheritance, Conglomerates $10.7 billion
5. Jed Clampett Oil & Gas, Banking $7.7 billion
6. Mr. Monopoly Real Estate $7.1 billion
7. Bruce Wayne Inheritance, Defense $6.8 billion
8. Anthony Stark Defense $3.0 billion
9. Prince Abakaliki of Nigeria Inheritance $2.8 billion
10. Thurston Howell III Howell Industries $2.7 billion
Source: Forbes.