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Rank the Forbes Fictional 15 (Edited 01/08/13 04:28PM by Jess)
I did this once years ago.  Thought I'd do it again.  Every year Forbes ranks the richest fictional characters.  Although a lot of the list seems to reflect who is in the popular culture at the time.  For example, Daddy Warbucks and Thurston Howell III were on the list once but not now.  But others like Charles Kane and Richie Rich seem to perpetually be on the list. 

So here is the 2012 list.  Rank who you think is the wealthiest from 1-10.
Featured by: Jess at 1/08/13 4:27PM
| Closed on 03/08/13 at 05:00PM
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Rank11 FansAvg (1st)
1.Bruce Wayne7.9 (3)
2.Richie Rich6.2 (1)
3.Mr. Monopoly (AKA Uncle Pennybags)5.0 (1)
4.Tony Stark4.9 (1)
5.C. Montgomery Burns4.9 (2)
6.Forrest Gump4.6
7.Jed Clampett3.8
8.Tywin Lannister3.2
9.Lord Robert Crawley2.9 (1)
10.Smaug2.4 (1)
Also receiving votes:Flintheart Glomgold2.4
Charles Foster Kane2.4 (1)
Carlisle Cullen1.8
Jo Bennett1.4
Lisbeth Salander1.3

  
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#1 | 464 days ago

FYI... 
Jo Bennett was the Chairwoman of Sabre from The Office
C Montgomery Burns runs the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant from The Simpsons
Jed Clampett is the oil tycoon from The Beverly Hillbillies
Carlisle Cullen is something from the Twilight series.
Flintheart Glomgold is a character in Disney's Scrooge McDuck comics and cartoons
Forrest Gump is the main character from the feature Forrest Gump.
Charles Foster Kane is the media magnate from Citizen Kane
Tywin Lannister is head of the wealthiest family in George R.R. Martin's and HBO's Game of Thrones
Lord Robert Crawley is featured in Downton Abbey
Mr Monopoly (as Hasbro has officially re-named him) is the character on the Monopoly board.
Richie Rich is from the comic book series.
Lisbeth Salander is The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Smaug is the loot hoarding dragon from JRR Tolkein's The Hobbit
Tony Stark from Marvel Comics Iron Man
Bruce Wayne from DC Comics Batman


This is how Forbes ranked them...
1. Smaug  2. Flintheart Glomgold  3. Carlisle Cullen  4. Jed Clampett  5. Tony Stark  6. Richie Rich  7. Charles Foster Kane  8. Bruce Wayne  9. Forrest Gump  10. Mr. Monopoly (AKA Uncle Pennybags)  
#2 | 464 days ago

Holy crap this is the updated pop culture list!?!? C'mon Forbes get your poop together. Still fun tho, then again I'm old.
1. C. Montgomery Burns  2. Tywin Lannister  3. Bruce Wayne  4. Tony Stark  5. Lisbeth Salander  6. Mr. Monopoly (AKA Uncle Pennybags)  7. Forrest Gump  8. Flintheart Glomgold  9. Charles Foster Kane  10. Jo Bennett  
#3 | 463 days ago

No clue.
1. Lord Robert Crawley  2. Tywin Lannister  3. Richie Rich  4. Tony Stark  5. Bruce Wayne  6. Mr. Monopoly (AKA Uncle Pennybags)  7. Flintheart Glomgold  8. Forrest Gump  9. C. Montgomery Burns  10. Charles Foster Kane  
#4 | 463 days ago

Wait..was Forrest Gump rich?  How the hell...
#5 | 463 days ago

Jason_ wrote:
Wait..was Forrest Gump rich?  How the hell...
Bubba Gump Shrimp!
1. Lord Robert Crawley  2. Tywin Lannister  3. Richie Rich  4. Tony Stark  5. Bruce Wayne  6. Mr. Monopoly (AKA Uncle Pennybags)  7. Flintheart Glomgold  8. Forrest Gump  9. C. Montgomery Burns  10. Charles Foster Kane  
#6 | 463 days ago

Also...do we adjust for inflation?  Would Charles Foster Kane be that rich today?
#7 | 463 days ago

Here is what Forbes says about determining their Fictional 15...

To qualify for the Fictional 15, we require that candidates be an authored fictional creation, a rule which excludes mythological and folkloric characters. They must star in a specific narrative work or series of works. And they must be known, both within their fictional universe and by their audience, for being rich.

Net worth estimates are based on an analysis of the fictional character’s source material, and where possible, valued against known real-world commodity and share price movements. In the case of privately held fictional concerns, we seek to identify comparable fictional public companies. All figures are as of market close, April 1, 2012.

Final valuations are calculated with a grain of salt, and a willingness to break our own rules.
1. Smaug  2. Flintheart Glomgold  3. Carlisle Cullen  4. Jed Clampett  5. Tony Stark  6. Richie Rich  7. Charles Foster Kane  8. Bruce Wayne  9. Forrest Gump  10. Mr. Monopoly (AKA Uncle Pennybags)  
#8 | 463 days ago

Jason_ wrote:
Also...do we adjust for inflation?  Would Charles Foster Kane be that rich today?
I think they are assuming the character is alive today and figuring the net worth as if it were today.

Here is what they said about Charles Kane...

Charles Foster Kane

$8.3 B
  • Source: Media
  • Residence: Xanadu, Fla.
Profile
Newspaper, radio and television mogul rapidly expanding into new media, deploying a vast network of moderately paid bloggers to cover world events. Overheard saying “You furnish the page views, I’ll furnish the war!” Reporters for his flagship New York Inquirer remain mired in phone-hacking scandal after illegally accessing the voice-mails of the British royal family, Hollywood celebs and heirs to the Hearst family fortune. Calls subsequent appearance before the Senate’s Select “Rosebud” Committee “the most humble day of my life.”
1. Smaug  2. Flintheart Glomgold  3. Carlisle Cullen  4. Jed Clampett  5. Tony Stark  6. Richie Rich  7. Charles Foster Kane  8. Bruce Wayne  9. Forrest Gump  10. Mr. Monopoly (AKA Uncle Pennybags)  
#9 | 463 days ago

Jason_ wrote:
Wait..was Forrest Gump rich?  How the hell...
I think he made a comeback based on Apple's recent resurgence...

Forrest Gump

$5.7 B
  • Source: Apple Inc.
  • Residence: Greenbow, Ala.
Profile

Series of highly improbable and extremely fortuitous events, involving Ping-Pong, Watergate, shrimp fishing and a hurricane, led to Gump’s acquiring 0.5% of Apple in its 1980 IPO; doubled his stake after longtime business associate “Lt. Dan” succumbed to cirrhosis of the liver late last year. Widely regarded as the inspiration for the iPad; Steve Jobs said that he wanted to make a computer “simple enough for Forrest to use.”

1. Smaug  2. Flintheart Glomgold  3. Carlisle Cullen  4. Jed Clampett  5. Tony Stark  6. Richie Rich  7. Charles Foster Kane  8. Bruce Wayne  9. Forrest Gump  10. Mr. Monopoly (AKA Uncle Pennybags)  
#10 | 463 days ago

kobe_lova wrote:
Bubba Gump Shrimp!
that and Lieutenant Dan getting them involved in the early days of Apple
#11 | 463 days ago

The_Real_Stoney wrote:
that and Lieutenant Dan getting them involved in the early days of Apple
Thanks. I knew Lt. Dan was involved but I couldnt remember what it was.
1. Lord Robert Crawley  2. Tywin Lannister  3. Richie Rich  4. Tony Stark  5. Bruce Wayne  6. Mr. Monopoly (AKA Uncle Pennybags)  7. Flintheart Glomgold  8. Forrest Gump  9. C. Montgomery Burns  10. Charles Foster Kane  

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