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The Greatest Billionaire Characters in Film

Updated June 14, 2019 2.8k votes 705 voters 12.6k views

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.