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Richest fictional characters

/ May 29, 2016

A majority of us have, at some point, dreamed of what it might appear to be super rich. You could fly off to the stunning tropical island whenever you need in your private jet, and you would probably purchase your own the island, as well.

Or, in case you like philanthropy, you would be able to offer as many donations as your heart desired, making a huge difference in very many lives.

Wealthy individuals have continuously captured the imagination, and that might be the reason there are very many rich individuals in movies, books, and TV shows.

Today, we have come up with 36 of the richest fictional characters, and discovered what their fortunes might be worth now! Check it out!

1. Scrooge McDuck, Net Worth $65.4 Billion


Scrooge made his first appearance 67 years ago when he was featured in the Donald Duck story Christmas on Bear Mountain.’ His character and name link Scrooge to the original Dickensian Scrooge, and it’s for his thriftiness which he’s best known.

At the age of 13, he left Glasgow for the United States, where he arrived in 1898. From here, McDuck built his fortune, rapidly earning his first million.

In 2007, Forbes approximated his wealth at $28.8 billion that’s since increased significantly due to the increase in the price of gold.

2. Smaug, Net Worth $54.1 Billion

Smaug made his first appearance on the Forbes 15 list in 2011, a year prior to featuring in The Hobbit, with an approximated worth of below $9bn. Since then his wealth has been reviewed, and he’s risen to the position of a 2nd richest fictional character.

Even though his horde stays intact for the moment, this is very likely to vary later this year upon the release of the last film in the trilogy.

3. Carlisle Cullen, Net Worth $46 Billion

Regardless of his lifespan of over 3 centuries, it’s hard to believe what Carlisle Cullen would’ve accumulated a fortune of $46bn from the “compound interest” that Forbes recognizes as his major source of wealth.

Having said this, aside from the expense of minimalist homes, Volvos, and continually keeping his kids in high school, he would appear to have a relatively low cost of living, so it’s possible that some wise investments back in the 1660s would have carried him through.

4. Oliver Daddy’ Warbucks, Net Worth $36.2 Billion

This ex-United States Army general turned defense contractor has performed very well for himself because of the Iraqi conflict.

Warbucks Industries is the greatest producer of the depleted uranium artillery shells, cat food, and cluster bombs in the world. Much to the influence of his adopted daughter, Annie, Oliver’s cold heart melted, and he eventually became quite the philanthropist.

5. Ming the Merciless, Net Worth $20.9 Billion

You might be somewhat very young to recall Flash Gordon, but Ming was the despicable villain you simply loved to hate.

Ruthless ruler of the planet Mongo, Ming got his fortune through technologies and slavery. And you know, possessing the whole planet and all of its natural resources.

6. Mom (Futurama), Net Worth $15.7 Billion

Do not be deceived by her name or her granny-like demeanor; Mom implies business. She became the next CEO of MomCorp, a tech parent firm with divisions such as Mom’s Friendly Advanced Weapon & Munition Co. and Mom’s Friendly Robot Co.

An alum of the prominent Mars University on the Futurama, she is even more apathetic and ruthless than Mr. Burns.

7. Artemis Fowl II, Net Worth $13.5 Billion

Once a child prodigy with the highly-tested IQ in the Europe, Fowl is the child of an Irish crime lord who acquired family business when his dad disappeared.

He assisted boost the crime syndicate and successfully as dabbles in an art theft as a hobby. Well, we all need to relax somehow. You can read his different adventures in the Artemis Fowl series of popular books by the Eoin Colfer.

8. Tony Stark, Net Worth $12.4 Billion

Self-proclaimed genius, playboy, billionaire, philanthropist, Ironman Tony built on his father’s great success by enlarging Stark Industries and creating the Iron Man suit.

In the recent films, Stark is progressively portrayed as a top philanthropist, who works to create ways for the generation of clean energy and stay away from the armament industries.

Regardless of this great change of heart Stark never appears to lose his insufferable rich child edge.

9. Charles Foster Kane, Net Worth $11.2 Billion

Citizen Kane is popularly understood to be a representation of the William Randolph Hearst, Famous American media mogul of 1890s; therefore, his fictional wealth is easily approximated by the comparison to reality.

Like Gatsby, Foster was born into high poverty but received a fortunate break when his family was offered a mine in the lieu of payment – that turned out to be rich in gold.

There’s potentially idea to be read into the fact that very few characters on this list amassed their wealth themselves or even totally through a legitimate means.

10. Jay Gatsby, Net Worth $11.2 Billion

Born and brought up in the North Dakota as the son of a dust-bowl farming family, Gatsby (born Jimmy Gatz) was continuously wary of his poverty.

When he was 17 years old, Gatsby dropped out of the Minnesota College, after getting exhausted of being compelled to pay his way by working as the janitor.

Notable properties include a 22 bedroom house on the Long Island and a man-made canary yellow Rolls Royce. He spent the rest of his youthful life touring the world by a yacht with the millionaire Dan Cody, acquiring the tastes and mannerisms of the wealthy.

11. Lex Luthor, Net Worth $10.1 Billion

Bald-headed nemesis of Superman has got it made. As the CEO of Lexcorp, Lex invented the mastered time-travel, personal jetpack, and regularly dons a kryptonite embedded exoskeleton.

It requires more than chump change to bring the Superman down. Then again, he is cutting back on spending each and every time he gets sent to jail.

12. Jed Clampett, Net Worth $9.8 Billion

A real rag to wealth stories here, folk. Jed was as poor as they come till he stumbled upon a few black gold in his swamp.

Money does not divide the Clampett Family as they stayed as close knit even after turning the tides. Clampett Oil became famous in 1984, but the family remains in control even now.

13. Bruce Wayne, Net Worth $9.2 Billion

The main inheritor of the Wayne Enterprises, the superhero/billionaire, is a very common in the Forbes list.

Not only is his high skill super-preparedness, but he has got some magnificent dollar signs. The fictional firm is the eighth biggest international conglomerate in DC Comics universe and is mainly known as the military defense contractor. (How else would possess those badass weapons?)

14. Gordon Gekko, Net Worth $8.5 Billion

Corporate raider made the first fortune buying up, reforming poorly managed firms; later developed pioneering hedge fund Gekko Partners.

Largely credited on the street for developing collateralized debt obligations (CDOs); considered to have shorted S&P 500 and banks close to the peak.

Noticeably seen celebrating at the Manhattan restaurant the night Lehman Brothers failed: “Greed is good … for me, not them!”

Despite superb fortune, rumored to be lobbying United States government for billions in the bailout funds.

15. Jabba the Hutt, Net Worth $8.4 Billion

Jabba obtained his fortune by shady resources. This Star Wars gangster engages in both politics and criminal underworld. Of course, He knows how to maximize his wealth, living somewhat the hedonistic lifestyle.

He really enjoys gambling on the pod races, feeding different enemies to his pet rancor and human women. Ladies, he is single!

16. Thurston Howell III, Net Worth $8 Billion

This billionaire is unluckily MIA with some poor individuals on the Gilligan’s Island. On time a playboy bachelor, he inherited privately owned Howell Industries in 1955 wedded an equally out of touch lady, Lovey. Movers and shakers, The Howell’s are popular in aristocratic social circles and even use cash to light cigars.

17. Carter Pewterschmidt, Net Worth $7.2 Billion

Greedy Pewterschmidt of the Family Guy interest with the big boys, playing cards with the likes of Michael Eisner Bill Gates, and Ted Turner. He shuns philanthropy over the philandering. Likes drinking, ascots and abusing his son-in-law.

18. Adrian Veidt, Net Worth $7 Billion

You might better know the world’s handsome guy as Ozymandias from The Watchmen. Undeniably, he was born of wealth but offered it all away prior to turning 18 to go on a vision quest.

He became a crime fighter and after coming back made a fortune marketing his personal image. Smart, fit, handsome and rich you say? Sign me up.

19. Richie Rich, Net Worth $5.8 Billion

Richie, the only child of an industrialist Mr. Richard Rich Sr, now resides in the Richville, where he lives the unique life of a poor little rich child.

His activities include rarely attending school, spending some time with his robotic cleaner Butler Cadbury and Irona, and most recently (in the current revamp of the comic) spending his cash on philanthropic causes.

20. Forrest Gump, Net Worth $5.7 Billion

Despite having under average IQ, Mr. Gump’s plucky kind heart and attitude have helped him well. With a successful shrimping firm as well as getting original stock in Apple, this happy-go-lucky good guy has made out like a bandit. He is also one of the most adorable billionaires on our list.

21. Terry Benedict Net, Worth $2.5 Billion

This casino magnet possesses The Mirage, Bellagio, and the MGM Grand in the Las Vegas according to the Ocean’s Eleven. Shrewd, savvy and serious, Benedict also enjoys the greater things in life: Statuesque ladies, best suits, and revenge.

22. Christian Grey, Net Worth $2.5 Billion

Being the CEO of his company, Grey is no stranger to the costly things in life, and judging from the sheer volume of leather, metal, and dungeon equipment the guy owns, he is no stranger to spending it.

23. Lisbeth Salander, Net Worth $2.4 Billion

With the genius brain and a closet of filled with goth gear, Lisbeth is one of the few ladies on this list. The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo is considered the world class hacker who’s been dealt a bad hand in life succeeds to steal billions using crime to eradicate crime.

Her cyber-activism has also assisted catch criminals and precise revenge.

24. Gomez Addams, Net Worth $2 Billion

Owns businesses all over the world such as a uranium mine, a crocodile farm, a tombstone factory and the salt mine. He likes reminding his family that, “No Addams has worked in 200 years!”

This, in the long run, means he is very loaded that he never need to bother himself with working or that he is lazy and is losing some money. Either way, that expensive cigar habit may catch up to him.

25. Willy Wonka, Net Worth $1.9 Billion

Wonka was what every little child needed to be when they grew up (without the shut-in part). A billionaire through developing delicious and innovative candies as well as the futuristic technologies such as a flying elevator and matter transporter. He also keeps overhead down by possessing slave labor.

26. Tywin Lannister, Net Worth $1.8 Billion

“A Lannister constantly pays their debts.” Why? Since they essentially have an unlimited bank account. Tywin even loaned a crown 3,000,000 Gold Dragons (that’s probably a lot of the moolah), so King’s Landing could remain afloat.

The family also possess a ton of gold mines that’s the main source of their wealth. Caution: Money will not buy you much when you are dead, though.

27. Lucius Malfoy, Net Worth $1.6 Billion

One of the highly despised characters from the Harry Potter, Malfoy is also one of the richest in the wizarding world. Despite presently being held in prison, he comes from old cash. Much like Donald Trump, his cash comes from investment and inheritance.

28. Charles Montgomery Burns, Net Worth $1.5 Billion

The apparently immortal boss of the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant. Ignoring accepted societal norms, he uses his wealth to satisfy every whim: from creating a room of 1000 typing monkeys to blocking out the sun.

He was very wealthy; he didn’t even require to cash his a trillion dollar bill. Then again, Castro did take it from him.

29. Walden Schmidt, Net Worth $1.3 Billion

Walden, played by the Ashton Kutcher, was introduced at the start of season nine of Two and a Half men following the departure of Charlie Sheen from the show.

The suicidal divorcee earned his billion dollars through the quick sale of his internet startup and decided to purchase Charlie Harper’s apartment after trying to kill himself in the ocean.

Regardless of having made his first million dollars before the age of 19, Walden is known as “needy” and having the sensitive maturity of a 12-year-old’ by his well-known girlfriend and ex-wife respectively.

30. Lara Croft, Net Worth $1.3 Billion

Lara Croft, an English adventurer-archaeologist made his first appearance in 1996, in the original Tomb Raider video game. Since then she’s been voiced by 6 different women and portrayed onscreen by 2 different actresses -most famous, of course, Angelina Jolie.

The daughter of the Lord Henshingly, Croft lives in the Wimbledon, London but spends most of her leisure time traveling to various places as far-flung as Cambodia, Central America, and the Himalayas.

31. Mr. Monopoly, Net Worth $1.2 Billion

Mr. Monopoly, popularly known as Rich Uncle Pennybags, has featured in the excellent game of Monopoly since 1936. He has really diversified since then and is also linked to a range of less successful common games like Monopoly City, Doesn’t Go to Jail, Monopoly Junior, and the Monopoly Deal.

The source of his wealth asReal Estate’ that seems fair given that Mr. Monopoly features in every modern version of monopoly and seems to be involved in the housing markets of the majority of the world’s main cities, and some fictional cities as well!

32. Mary Crawley, Net Worth $1.1 Billion

Born one year after Jay Gatsby in late nineteenth century England, Mary suffers from the old inheritance laws of the time. Both her title and the 2 sizeable estates that she’s inherited from her parents must pass to a particular male heir.

Mary’s scheme to earn the fortune was reversed by the death of her would-be husband, but she currently works with her brother-in-law to keep and modernize the Downton Estate. She’s business savvy although she is a woman in the man’s world.

33. Chuck Bass, Net Worth $1.1 Billion

Chuck Bass is manipulative, brooding and smug heir to the deceased New York real estate mogul Bart Bass. He likes all the great things in life, including women, underaged drinking, and gossip.

Once the villain on the Gossip Girl, he soon became a star of the show with his unstable love affair with the fellow Upper East Sider Blaire Waldorf.

34. Jeffrey Lebowski, Net Worth $1 Billion

The Big Lebowski behaves like every bro’s best movie. The man himself is a wheelchair-bound Korean War vet and the trustee of the Lebowski Foundation that sends inner-city kids to college. Like several billionaires, he is fond of trophy wives.

35. Jo Bennett, Net Worth $1 Billion

The CEO of Sabre Corporation, Bennett, turned a minor Tallahassee computer parts manufacturer into the main supplier of fax machines, printers, and scanners. She also acquired paper firm Dunder Mifflin and eventually became queen of The Office.

36. Lucille Bluth, Net Worth $1 Billion

Lucille is wealthy, Shady, and Double. Mrs. Bluth is the queen of the Arrested Development family. Though her husband is held in prison, Lucille fakes ignorance while being the invisible hand which moves the ill-gotten achievements around the world. She knows better than to keep money in a frozen banana stand.