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Well the first thing you know ol' Jed's a billionaire

by Richard Keller, posted Dec 28th 2007 12:28PM

Jed Clampett -- BillionaireYou remember the theme from The Beverly Hillbillies, don't you? It tells the story of how poor mountain man Jed Clampett was out looking to shoot himself some dinner when he came upon some bubblin' crude. Well, before you knew it Jed was a millionaire ($25 million, to be exact). Of course, that was back in 1962.

Today, old Jed is worth about $11 billion dollars! That's according to Forbes' list of the 15 wealthiest fictional characters according to today's real-world commodity and share markets. The Clampett patriarch is listed fifth on the list, between Futurama's Mom ($15.7 billion) and The Simpsons' C. Montgomery Burns ($8.4 billion). Number one of the list is Ducktales' Scrooge McDuck, who is worth a whopping $29 billion! Man, what I wouldn't do to be one of his nephews.

Other television characters on the Forbes list are Family Guy's Carter Pewterschmidt (Lois' father), Thurston Howell III, and Gomez Addams. Surprisingly, Elmer J. Fudd, millionaire, who owns a mansion and a yacht, missed the cut.

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Emily

I thought Jed had 63 million in the bank.

December 31 2007 at 12:51 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
PORSCHE

I dirty sexy money Jeremy Darling told the poor girl he or his family was worth 35 billion...so for now tripp is worth 35 billion and I thought Simon was worth even more.

December 30 2007 at 7:54 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Sean

While it probably isn't well known enough, the members of Dethklok from Adult Swim's Metalocalypse should probably be somewhere on the list: they're the 12th largest economy in the world, afterall.

December 29 2007 at 10:18 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
RJ

no Donald Trump? I thought he was a fictional character.

December 28 2007 at 1:51 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Toby OB

Only Trump's hair is fictional.....

December 28 2007 at 2:35 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
emor8t

Proving that even fictional characters aren't richer than Bill Gates....

December 28 2007 at 1:17 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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