Another list: The Wealthiest 15 Fictional Characters

Speaking of silly lists, has a list of the 15 wealthiest fictional characters. (The methodology remains opaque.) (Via The Cool Tricks and Trinkets Newsletter.)

Collectively, we are fascinated by the super-rich. We devour their biographies. We hang on their advice. Maybe we even hope for their downfall. But in our attempts to explain the ultra-rich–and their super-inflated bank accounts–we are often guilty of reducing real people to mere caricatures. There is the monopolist. The oracle. The genius. The thief.

With the Forbes Fictional 15, we have taken the opposite approach–fiction’s caricatures are elevated to the status of real people.

At the top:

    1. Santa Claus
    2. Oliver “Daddy” Warbucks
    3. Richie Rich
    4. Lex Luthor
    5. C. Montgomery Burns
    6. Scrooge McDuck
    7. Jed Clampett
    8. Bruce Wayne

(Luthor and Clampett, wealthier than Wayne???)