Forbes released its anual list of the richest people in the world, and as always, they released their list of richest fictional characters. For second year in a row, Carlisle Cullen is the richest fictional character with a fortune of – ready to hear it? – $34.1 billion dollars. Yes, BILLION. He’s richer than Scrooge McDuck, Richie Rich, Tony Stark and Bruce Wayne, aka frigging Batman! No wonder they all have the hottest cars in town!
According to Forbes, his wealth comes from Compound Interest and Long-Term Investments.
Immortal vampire and small-town doctor has quietly amassed a fortune over three centuries. In 1670 received generous handout from Italian friends; put savings in bank, reaped billions in compound interest. Made shrewd long-term investments in steel, gold, oil, thanks to prescience of daughter turned financial advisor Alice; saw recessions coming, invested early in Wal-Mart, Apple. Earned doctor’s salary for 340 years without paying for groceries, health care expenses. Avoids sunshine and public displays of wealth, but owns several valuable properties, including yacht, private island, collection of Renaissance art. New member.
If Carlisle Cullen was real, he would be the fourth richest man in the world, more rich than Bill Gates and Warren Buffet.
Forbes also created a super fun profile on Carlisle Cullen, including an interview with the doctor himself! Read it here!
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