Monday, April 19, 2010

Is your favorite on the Fictional 15?

Every year, Forbes publishes its "Fictional 15," a ranking of the richest characters from fiction. Here's this year's list:
  1.  Carlisle Cullen from The Twilight Saga
  2.  Scrooge McDuck
  3.  Richie Rich
  4.  Tony Stark from Iron Man
  5.  Jed Clampett from "The Beverly Hillbillies"
  6.  Adrian Veidt (aka Ozymandias) from Watchmen
  7.  Bruce Wayne (aka Batman)
  8.  The Tooth Fairy
  9.  Thurston Howell III from "Gilligan's Island"
  10.  Sir Topham Hatt from "Thomas The Tank Engine & Friends"
  11.  Artemis Fowl from the novels by Eoin Colfer
  12.  C. Montgomery Burns from "The Simpsons"
  13.  Charles Bass from "Gossip Girl"
  14.  Jay Gatsby from The Great Gatsby
  15.  Lucille Bluth from "Arrested Development
Forbes gives more information on each character in their slideshow

I have to say I'm surprised by the inclusion of Sir Topham Hatt (does the "Thomas the Tank Engine" show get that specific?) and the Tooth Fairy. I'm glad to see Jay Gatsby holding up (I've had an itch to re-read The Great Gatsby lately). My current fave from the list is Tony Stark.