Saturday, December 03, 2005

The Forbes Fictional 15

I came across thison

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.
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The List
  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
  9. Thurston Howell III
  10. Willy Wonka
  11. Arthur Bach
  12. Ebenezer Scrooge
  13. Lara Croft
  14. Cruella De Vil
  15. Lucius Malfoy

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