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The Forbes Fictional Fifteen


If fiction can be regarded as a culture's subconscious, then it's clear that we are a nation obsessed with the very rich. From avaricious caricatures like The Simpsons' Montgomery Burns to literary character studies like F. Scott Fitzgerald's Jay Gatsby, our culture--both high and low--is littered with images of billionaires and tycoons. Some characters are intentional riffs on real-life counterparts, most famously Orson Welles' blistering portrayal of William Randolph Hearst in Citizen Kane.

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July 1, 2005 | Permalink



Veronica from Archie Comics should be on there.

Posted by: Sarah | Jul 1, 2005 10:55:50 AM

shouldn't ronald mcdonald be on here? IS HE REAL!?!?1??

o god he's coming for me ahhhhhhhhh...

Posted by: duckeiayh | Jul 1, 2005 3:19:39 PM

How about the kid from that 80's show Silver Spoons? lol Or Margo from Punky Brewster? Daphne from Scooby Doo??

Posted by: amayaky | Jul 1, 2005 3:35:52 PM

Santa shouldn't be on here. If he has so much money why didn't I get a gift?

Posted by: Nick | Jul 3, 2005 5:29:02 PM

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