So, this is pretty awesome: Forbes recently did the math on which fictional characters are the richest, and then Buzzfeed made the list easier to read and prettier (for the record, I read about this on the awesome new money website, The Billfold).
The list is pretty entertaining, for obvious reasons (Forrest Gump’s shrimp made him very rich, you guys). What was funny to me was to consider all of these characters hanging out together, maybe starting some sort of Bill and Melinda Gates-type foundation. What would they serve at their charity dinners??! (Bubba Gump Shrimp, obvs, but besides that?) Would Mr. Burns from the Simpsons be sad that he’s only a tiny portion (relatively) as rich as Scrooge McDuck? Speaking of which, just what percentage of his $51.9 billion does Scroogey keep in that money silo to swim around in? Inquiring minds want to know! Crunch those numbers, Forbes.
Other interesting, and unexpected, entries: Lisbeth Salander from Girl with a Dragon Tattoo *is richer than *Downton Abbey’s Crawley family; the Cullens have more dough than Tony Stark (in the Iron Man’s defense, the Cullens have been around for hundreds of years and they can earn money at night); and sled lover Charles Foster Kane’s billions outweigh bat fiend Bruce Wayne’s. Huh. But they both have dead parent demons, so there you go.
Also, these are just the BILLIONAIRES. Nevermind all the fictional millionaires out there. So don’t worry ladies: if you can’t land yourself Bruce Wayne or Tony Stark, there are probably some lower echelon rich superhero alter egos out there. Darkwing Duck? How much money does he have?