Friday, April 8, 2011

Gold Helps Scrooge McDuck Take Top Place In Forbes' "Fictional Fifteen"

Forbes doesn't just rank real people in its various most-rich list. Since 2005, it's been tabulating the "Fictional Fifteen." Thanks to gold going up, the #1 slot for last year is held by good ol' Scrooge McDuck.
Scrooge McDuck, the "penny-pinching poultry" with a fortune in gold coins whose estimated worth is $44.1 billion, headed the list of Forbes' "Fictional 15" wealthiest imaginary characters.

But despite his riches, McDuck still trails Microsoft founder Bill Gates' $53 billion....

"Net worth estimates are based on an analysis of the fictional character's source material, and where possible, valued against known real-world commodity and share price movements," Forbes said....

"McDuck was up over 30 percent, which is what gold has done this year, and his wealth is mostly in gold," Noer explained.
Also on the list is Richie Rich, whose wealth was also helped by gold. His estimated net worth came in at $5.5 billion.

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