Money Wealthy People Who Are Basically Supervillains  

Jacob Shelton
128.4k votes 18.7k voters 793.8k views 25 items

List Rules Vote for the people that are for sure (probably) plotting to destroy the world right now.

It's a real mystery as to how you get to be one of the ultra-wealthy elite of the world. Investments probably? An inheritance? Even then, how does an inheritance turn into an Everest-sized pile of money that one rolls around in naked? Even if you don’t have what it takes (rich parents in most cases) to become a fat cat, you are probably able to spot a fat cat with aspirations to become something more… something nefarious – a supervillain. It might sound crazier than an outhouse rat, but follow along. Like Rome, supervillains aren’t built in a day. It takes time, effort, and usually a large vat of acid or something purple, and definitely  A LOT of money to make a full-fledged real-life supervillain. This list is pressed to the gills with the wealthiest people in the world who are just aching to build a death ray.

Internet billionaires, old money, and religious zealots with TV shows, they’ve all made this list of wealthy people that are more than likely going to become supervillains. The crazy rich people on this list are all over the place. Some of them would turn the world into their own Wild West theme park, while others might enslave the population and force us to wear those skinny sweatpants that are also somehow baggy – you never know what you’re going to get when wealthy people become super villains.

Vote up the crazyirich gazillionaire you think is closest to being a super villain, and if you have any ideas about what kind of death ray they would build – leave it in the comments!
1 9,924 VOTES

Gina Rinehart is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Wealthy People Who Are Basically Supervillains
Photo: Metaweb (FB)

When you start looking up the world's wealthiest billionaires, it seems like everyone wants to be Lex Luthor. Gina Rinehart really, really isn't a fan of poor people. Like, not at all. In 2012, she made a case for a  $2 a day pay and if you've got a problem with that, then you should suck it up and inherit $18 billion dollars like she did. 

Super Power: The ghosts of her parents help her out of any situation.

Also Ranked

#96 on The Most Powerful Women Of All Time

9,187 737
see more on Gina Rinehart
2 8,552 VOTES

Peter Peterson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Wealthy People Who Are Basically Supervillains
Photo: via Pinterest

Never mind that "Peter Peterson" sounds like the fakest name from fake street; that's what he wants you focus on. The really scary news with the Blackstone Group co-founder is that he wants to completely do away with Medicare and Social Security, stripping hard-working Americans of their dignity.

Super Power: Poisoned butterscotch candy.
7,398 1,154
see more on Peter Peterson
3 8,799 VOTES

Jim Bob Duggar is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Wealthy People Who Are Basically Supervillains
Photo: Metaweb (FB)/CC-BY

We don't really care who you vote for or where you fall on the political spectrum, most of that stuff is bunk anyway. However, when someone who claims to have a direct line to God uses their political power to cover up sexual abuse (especially of a minor) it goes far beyond regular human garbage behavior and into the realm of out and out villainy. Where's Batman when you need him?

Super Powers: Can control the minds of every Arkansas State Trooper and repopulate Earth in a matter of months.

Also Ranked

#35 on All the Duggar Family Names, Ranked Best to Worst

7,590 1,209
see more on Jim Bob Duggar
4 7,797 VOTES

Rupert Murdoch is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Wealthy People Who Are Basically Supervillains
Photo: Metaweb (FB)/CC-BY-SA-2.0

Everyone knows Rupert Murdoch, the half goblin/half Australian media tycoon who spreads fear, misinformation, intolerance, and contempt of ordinary people, promoted through his News Corp. Recently, he found himself in a hacking scandal where his employees were caught doing just about anything, including bribing police and hacking into the phone of a murdered schoolgirl, to get a story.

Super Power: He can see into the emails of journalists worldwide.

Also Ranked

#20 on The Most Influential CEOs of All Time

#25 on The Most Powerful People on Twitter

#23 on The Most Irreplaceable CEOs in the World

#11 on The Top 10 CEOs who Tweet

6,727 1,070
see more on Rupert Murdoch