Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Unfair to ducks
Every Year, Forbes magazine releases its list of the world's richest fictional characters and every year they underestimate the value of Scrooge McDuck. Forbes bases their ranking on changes in the values of stocks and commodities and their own estimate of the contents of each character's portfolio. While this method might create an accurate figure for Oliver Warbucks, Lara Croft, or Lex Luthor, it vastly underestimates the wealth of the richest duck in the world. As Carl Barks made clear decades ago, although McDuck owns most of the industries in Duckburg, the true measure of his wealth is the three cubic acres of cash that he stores in his Money Bin. Three cubic acres of cash amounts to five multiplujillion, nine impossibidillion, seven fantasticatrillion dollars and sixteen cents, and that's a lot more than "Daddy" Warbucks' paltry thirty six billion.

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