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November 22, 2006 11:42 AM   Subscribe

The Forbes Fictional 15 has been updated for 2006, witnessing energy and defense tycoons like Tony Stark and Oliver Warbucks high on the list and notable perennials like Lex Luthor sliding off. In new additions, Mr. Monopoly has done very well with recent real estate prices rising, and Prince Abikaliki of Nigeria pops up to #10 despite recent legal troubles.
(Metafilter covered the Fictional 15 in 2005 and 2002.)
posted by blacklite (19 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

 
This list is good for a laugh every year in my opinion. I especially appreciated this year's additions. Well down, Forbes.
posted by Joey Michaels at 12:08 PM on November 22, 2006


Or "well done" as the poor would say.
posted by Joey Michaels at 12:09 PM on November 22, 2006


I love this list : >

Montgomery Burns: Long-time owner and operator of the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant saw his fortune double after announcing "technology exchange" with North Korean leader Kim Jong Il. Outsourced plant operations to India; returned jobs to U.S. after offshore staff demanded coffee breaks. ...
posted by amberglow at 12:11 PM on November 22, 2006


Preposterous. Scrooge McDuck's canonical net worth is five multiplujillion, nine impossibidillion, seven fantasticatrillion dollars and sixteen cents. He's clearly far wealthier than any bald war profiteer, and that includes Daddy Warbucks, Lex Luthor and Dick Cheney.
posted by Faint of Butt at 12:17 PM on November 22, 2006


Pardon? Adopted daughter Annie in public eye following release of sex tape on the Internet; long-time Warbucks bodyguard Punjab implicated in leak of tape, fired; "little orphan" written out of "Daddy's" will.

Curly red fro and no eyes? Eep.
posted by mkb at 12:22 PM on November 22, 2006


That was remarkably entertaining, and for some reason I got a kick out of the idea of there being rumors that billionaire Lara Croft is dating Brad Pitt.
posted by quin at 12:26 PM on November 22, 2006


WOO. TONY STARK MAKES THE LIST.

about time.

though Mr. Stark was wealthier than #2 on this list until he became Sec. of Defense.
posted by Stynxno at 12:34 PM on November 22, 2006


I love that Mario is on the list. Next year, they better have Luigi.
posted by arcticwoman at 12:44 PM on November 22, 2006


No Oliver Queen?
posted by drezdn at 12:50 PM on November 22, 2006


Tony Stark got all those no-bid contracts from the government for the Civil War occurring on Earth-616 this year.

If you clone one of your closest allies and let him kill one of your oldest friends;

If you start using mind control devices on bad guys to have them hunt down good guys;

If you try to hold your employees' families hostage...

...you might be a super-villain.
posted by scaryblackdeath at 1:09 PM on November 22, 2006


The normal Forbes lists are models of clarity and quality research. But this is just silly and not particularly funny. I don't know why they bother. Bah.
posted by rhymer at 1:16 PM on November 22, 2006


I love that Mario is on the list. Next year, they better have Luigi.

He seems a little strange for the list, wealth isn't really intrinsic to the character. Is Tom Nook too obscure?
posted by bobo123 at 1:49 PM on November 22, 2006


Interesting that all of them are single (or separated) except for Howell (at 9) and Malfoy (at 12).
posted by bonehead at 2:16 PM on November 22, 2006


I love that the Nigerian scam is on the list.
posted by MythMaker at 5:09 PM on November 22, 2006


I love that Mario is on the list. Next year, they better have Luigi.

He seems a little strange for the list, wealth isn't really intrinsic to the character.


Mario's lifespan is directly affected by his wealth. I wonder if he'll hoard the presidents dollars?
posted by carsonb at 6:31 PM on November 22, 2006


The Forbes Fictional 15 sadly misunderstands the character of several of these characters, but what can you say? It was co-written by Forbes' fictional journalist Michael Noer, perpetrator of the "Get back in the kitchen, girls" commentary.
posted by wendell at 6:39 PM on November 22, 2006


He seems a little strange for the list, wealth isn't really intrinsic to the character.

You obviously havent hired any plumbers lately.
posted by PeterMcDermott at 11:55 PM on November 22, 2006 [1 favorite]


drezdn writes "No Oliver Queen?"

Didn't he give most of it away after becoming Green Arrow?
posted by concrete at 10:30 PM on November 23, 2006


Well played, concrete, well played.

I had forgotten that. Green Arrow, is essentially the anti-Iron Man.
posted by drezdn at 8:29 AM on November 24, 2006


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