Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Forbes' richest fictional character

Carlise Cullen, father to vampire hero Edward from the Twilight series, has been named the richest fictional character by Forbes.

According to the 'Forbes Fictional 15' awards announced by the magazine, the vampire doctor created by Stephenie Meyer has beat the long established millionaires like Scrooge McDuck and Richie Rich to grab the top slot.

This centuries-old vampire's estimated worth is a staggering $34.1 billion, what with shrewd long-term investments in steel, gold, oil, his accumulated doctor's salary for 340 years without paying for groceries or health care expenses. He also owns several valuable properties, including yacht, a private island and a collection of Renaissance art, the magazine said.

Cullen is followed by old McDuck in the second place with property worth $33.5 billion. Famous for his stingy ways, McDuck keeps most of his fortune in gold coins, all piled high inside his Duckburg "money bin."

Full report here Indian Express

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