Saturday, December 15, 2007

Lifestyles Of The Rich And Fictional

Lisa: The rich are different from you and me.
Marge: Yes, they're better!

-Scenes From The Class Struggle In Springfield

It's December, and that means it's time for those MBA squares at Forbes to pull out their carefully buried geek cred and run down the Top 15 Richest Fictional Characters and 25 Largest Fictional Companies. As something of an amateur design nerd, I was happy just to see all these fake company logos in one place. I'm a little surprised that Soylent Corp made the cut, though; don't they adjust for future-dystopia inflation?

At the top of the list is Scrooge McDuck, up from his third place spot in last year's list, with a net worth of 28.8 Billion. Gold is up, apparently. Cartoon characters made a good showing in the newcomers category, with Mom from Futurama at #4 and Carter Pewterschmidt of Family Guy at #7. Mom is a great addition (although again I have to wonder if they're adjusting for inflation), but I've always thought of Lois' family as being genericly rich New Englanders, and not above the likes of Bruce Wayne (#8) and Tony Stark (#10).

Sad news for gamers; Lara Croft is gone, and our favorite video game plumber suffers a triple indignity: first, he's off the list, having apparently divorced from Peach (WHAT?). Second, Princess Peach is on the list. Third, the announcer in this video wrap-up segment pronounces his name "Mer-ee-o." Rough year indeed for Mario, but at least he'll have a chance to expel all that pent-up rage and humiliation when Super Smash Brothers Brawl comes out.

Via GayGamer


Degan said...

That lady also did something that drives me nuts... not only did she pronounce it "mer-ee-o," she also called him "Mario Mario" as if Mario is his last name as well... just cause they're the "mario brothers" doesn't mean they're last names are both "Mario"... Mario Mario and Luigi Mario?!? that's just stupid! Also, it did my heart good to see Mom from Momcorp on the list. And no, they may not have taken inflation into account, BUT you seem to have forgotten that Momcorp is also a galactic corporation, not just global-so yes, the dollar's probably worth less (though even that's debatable given the show's pricing of certain products) but Mom's also taking in revenue from countless planets so she's getting alot more of those worthless dollars... all in all it adds up. I bet she could take Stark industries any day (plus she has a badass battle cruiser)

Anonymous said...

I'm impressed...the Forbes writers know who Silver St. Cloud is! Kudos!