Saturday, April 17, 2010

The Forbes Fictional Fifteen

The Forbes rich lists include the bizarre The Forbes Fictional 15. This is a list of the fifteen richest fictional characters:

"To qualify for the Fictional 15, we require that candidates be an authored fictional creation, a rule which excludes mythological and folkloric characters. They must star in a specific narrative work or series of works. And they must be known, both within their fictional universe and by their audience, for being rich.

Net worth estimates are based on an analysis of the fictional character's source material, and valued against known real-world commodity and share price movements. In the case of privately held fictional concerns, we sought to identify comparable fictional public companies. All prices are as of market close, April 12, 2010.

We reserve the right to bend or break any of our own rules--so yes, we know Uncle Sam and the Tooth Fairy are folkloric."

I rather love that the Tooth Fairy is on there despite obviously being real.

Topping this years Forbes Fictional 15 is Carlisle Cullen from the Twlight saga by Stephenie Meyer. Also on there is Jay Gatsby from The Great Gatsby by F Scott Fitzgerald, and Artemis Fowl from the series by Eoin Colfer. but the others tend to be drawn from TV rather than literary fiction. You can see them all here.

The book shown illustrating this post is one of the Artenis Fowl series and this edition, signed by Eoin Colfer is from the stock of Stella & Rose's Books:

Published: Puffin Books., 2002
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardback , with Dustjacket
Inscription: Signed, Inscribed Or Annotated
1st, Black boards, silver title to spine., Book condition Fine, Dust jacket condition fine, SIGNED by author on title page.
Stock number: 582081. ISBN: 0670899631
£ 20.00 ( approx. $US 29.95 )

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