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They're rich, powerful, influential – and did we mention rich? Billionaires are popular characters in films, whether these ultra-wealthy people are playing heroes or villains. After all, money means power, and power corrupts, so it follows that some billionaire movie characters are selfish and greedy. But other fictional rich characters use their fortunes for good. As a matter of fact, many of the best billionaire characters in film moonlight as superheroes.

What mega-rich fictional figure will win the top spot on this list of the best billionaire characters in movies? Maybe the honor will go to Bruce Wayne. By using his money to fund his alter-ego, Batman, Wayne has kept Gotham City safe for several film franchises. Batman isn't the only superhero with deep pockets. Tony Stark from The Avengers series is also a do-gooding billionaire.

Outside the realm of comics, you'll find memorable fictional billionaires including newspaper magnate Charles Foster Kane, played by Orson Welles in Citizen Kane. Other roles that are featured on this top billionaire characters in film list include supervillain Auric Goldfinger from Goldfinger and sleazy producer Les Grossman from Tropic Thunder.

These characters may have money, but the power to determine their ranking is in your hands. Vote up your favorite fictional billionaires, and add roles that are missing from the list.
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137 39
Forrest Gump is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Billionaire Characters in Film
Forrest Gump Forrest Gump

2
15 7
Christian Grey is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Billionaire Characters in Film
Siddharth Saini added Christian Grey Fifty Shades Trilogy

3
71 72
Bruce Wayne is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Billionaire Characters in Film
Bruce Wayne The Dark Knight Rises

4
21 18
Howard Hughes is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Billionaire Characters in Film
Howard Hughes The Rocketeer

5
72 79
Tony Stark Usher is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Billionaire Characters in Film
Tony Stark Iron Man 2

6
26 27
Mr. Burns is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Billionaire Characters in Film
Mr. Burns The Simpsons Movie

7
27 29
Scrooge McDuck is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Billionaire Characters in Film
Scrooge McDuck Super DuckTales

8
15 15
Charles Foster Kane is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Billionaire Characters in Film
Charles Foster Kane Citizen Kane

9
5 4
Thomas Crown is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Billionaire Characters in Film
Sazonana added Thomas Crown The Thomas Crown Affair

10
16 18
Bill Gates is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Billionaire Characters in Film
Bill Gates Pirates of Silicon Valley, South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut

11
17 21
Oliver
Oliver "Daddy" Warbucks Annie, Annie, Little Orphan Annie

12
23 29
Richie Rich is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Billionaire Characters in Film
Richie Rich Richie Rich

13
24 32
Willy Wonka is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Billionaire Characters in Film
Willy Wonka Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

14
10 14
Auric Goldfinger is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Billionaire Characters in Film
Auric Goldfinger Welcome to Japan, Mr. Bond, Goldfinger

15
10 14
Nathan Bateman is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Billionaire Characters in Film
Nathan Bateman Ex Machina

16
9 13
Smaug is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Billionaire Characters in Film
Smaug The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

17
25 36
Prince Akeem is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Billionaire Characters in Film
Prince Akeem Coming to America

18
8 14
S.R. Hadden is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Billionaire Characters in Film
S.R. Hadden Contact

19
7 14
Les Grossman is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Billionaire Characters in Film
Les Grossman Tropic Thunder

20
6 14
Lisbeth Salander is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Billionaire Characters in Film
Lisbeth Salander The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played with Fire, The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets' Nest

21
8 17
Dr. Carlisle Cullen is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Billionaire Characters in Film
Dr. Carlisle Cullen Twilight, New Moon, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2