World's richest (fictional) characters

These creatures of the imagination are unimaginably rich and, like most billionaires, getting wealthier.

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Apr 24, 2012 3:30PM
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How about billionarie Roarke??? Hmmm? I'd MUCH rather HE be in there than RR or Smaug. Or wasn't he named b/c he's a book character that doesn't "have a face" (yet)?!?????
Apr 24, 2012 3:10PM
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Try Le Comte de Saint-Germain of Chelsea Quinn Yarbro.  A vampire since at least Roman times should easily out distance these other pikers.  He can make diamonds for goodness sake.
Apr 24, 2012 2:57PM
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when i first saw the story headline i immediately thought of Montgomery Burns....

Apr 24, 2012 1:34PM
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I was also thinking Daddy Warbucks.  He would be in the top somewhere.
Apr 24, 2012 12:14PM
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Besdies Bruce Wayne, you left out Daddy Warbucks and and Monopoly's Uncle Moneybags Smile

Apr 24, 2012 10:25AM
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i  think  these   people   should  be taxed  at   a  higher   rate  so  i  feel  good   about  myself.
Apr 24, 2012 10:23AM
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how about the social security and medicare trust funds? 
Apr 24, 2012 10:22AM
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Why isn't Tywin Lannister on here?
Apr 24, 2012 9:49AM
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That was SCROOGE MCDUCK, not Flintheart Glomgold! I agree, where is Bruce Wayne?
Apr 24, 2012 7:59AM
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how about John Beresford Tipton.. (the millionaire) he gave away 1 million dollars a week
Apr 24, 2012 7:06AM
Apr 24, 2012 3:51AM
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Again with the no women.  Honor Harrington!!!!  Read the books people!  Start with "On Basilisk Station" from the free library on http://www.baen.com.  She isn't rich in book one, but even adjusting for inflation, Honor is at least a billionaire by current standards by book 5 (Flag in Exile).  Give David Weber some love, y'all Smile
Apr 23, 2012 9:33PM
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Well, the writer bungled this completely. The richest fictional character is the head of the Washington family (Percy Washington's father) in Fitzgerald's "Diamond as Big as the Ritz,"  a story about the Washington family's living in an uncharted, unmapped, undisclosed location in Montana on a mountain made of a diamond.  The wealth is so enormous that anyone who visits the children are killed off to protect the secret; the golf course has no traps and no hills---just flat, and all the servants are bound to the family through loyalty.  The wealth is so enormous that it is incalculable, and the Washington family has managed to keep this secret for over 200 years.  It's a terrific fantasy, but some of the ideas in the story are very much alive today.  I think Fitzgerald would be amused.
Apr 23, 2012 9:31PM
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All that money and Richie Rich's movie persona couldn't get the lips, ears and eyes fixed.
Apr 23, 2012 9:30PM
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And how does Smaug make this list Ive never seen his money. Scrooge says put up or shut up...
Apr 23, 2012 7:40PM
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Please explain how Aladdin isn't in the top 10..... hmmmm
Apr 23, 2012 7:02PM
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Hey David M. Ewalt - re Charles Foster Kane's statement 'The media mogul was recently overheard...' Funny thing - he died at the beginning of the movie. In fact, the essence of the movie was his minions' trying to find out what his last word meant.

 

Rick W. - Richie Rich was on the list.

Apr 23, 2012 5:34PM
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