The Wealthiest Fictional Characters
'Twilight' vampire tops Forbes list; cartoon superheroes fare well
By M. Morris,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 24, 2010 11:20 AM CDT
Bella Swan cozies up to Edward Cullen in a "Twilight" doll display of affection. Edward's adoptive father, Carlisle, is the wealthiest fictional character in Forbes magazine's new rankings.   (AP Photo/Barbie)

(Newser) – Upheaval in the financial sector has widespread implications—it even affects the annual Forbes rankings of the wealthiest fictional characters. Entering the list at No. 1 is Carlisle Cullen, the Twilight vampire patriarch, who has a serious advantage in that he's undead and has had 370 years to accumulate his $34.1 billion fortune. The full list is here; the rest of the top five are:

  1. Scrooge McDuck: "Gains were crimped because of money spent having adventures with three nephews and bumbling personal pilot."
  2. Richie Rich: "Analysts are bullish about market potential of Prof. Keenbean's latest invention, a fusion-powered ice cream scoop."
  3. Tony Stark, aka Iron Man: Boasts "that he has 'privatized world peace.'"
  4. Jed Clampett: The Beverly Hillbillies paterfamilias is riding high along with the price of crude oil.
To see the full top 15, click here.