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Fictional Characters The Greatest Billionaire Characters in Film  

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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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1
149 50
Forrest Gump is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Billionaire Characters in Film
Forrest Gump

2
37 20
Christian Grey is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Billionaire Characters in Film
Siddharth Saini added Fifty Shades Trilogy

3
97 76
Bruce Wayne is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Billionaire Characters in Film
The Dark Knight Rises

4
98 80
Tony Stark Usher is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Billionaire Characters in Film
Iron Man 2

5
25 21
Howard Hughes is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Billionaire Characters in Film
The Rocketeer

6
35 33
Scrooge McDuck is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Billionaire Characters in Film
Super DuckTales

7
33 31
Mr. Burns is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Billionaire Characters in Film
The Simpsons Movie

8
33 33
Richie Rich is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Billionaire Characters in Film
Richie Rich

9
22 21
Bill Gates is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Billionaire Characters in Film
Bill Gates Pirates of Silicon Valley, South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut

10
33 34
Willy Wonka is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Billionaire Characters in Film
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

11
18 17
Charles Foster Kane is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Billionaire Characters in Film
Citizen Kane

12
11 10
Thomas Crown is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Billionaire Characters in Film
Sazonana added The Thomas Crown Affair

13
17 20
Dr. Carlisle Cullen is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Billionaire Characters in Film
Twilight, New Moon, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2

14
14 17
Auric Goldfinger is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Billionaire Characters in Film
Welcome to Japan, Mr. Bond, Goldfinger

15
13 16
Smaug is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Billionaire Characters in Film
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

16
0 0
John Gage is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Billionaire Characters in Film
CraigAlarm added John Gage The Love Transcendent

17
0 0
Arthur Bach is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Billionaire Characters in Film
CraigAlarm added Arthur, Arthur 2: On the Rocks, Arthur

18
19 24
Oliver
Annie, Annie, Little Orphan Annie

19
30 38
Prince Akeem is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Billionaire Characters in Film
Coming to America

20
11 17
Nathan Bateman is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Billionaire Characters in Film
Nathan Bateman Ex Machina

21
9 16
Les Grossman is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Billionaire Characters in Film
Tropic Thunder

22
8 18
S.R. Hadden is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Billionaire Characters in Film
S.R. Hadden Contact

23
6 18
Lisbeth Salander is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Billionaire Characters in Film
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played with Fire, The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets' Nest