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16th Aug '16 9:35:09 PM Gravidef
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** In "[[Recap/CastleS2E8KillTheMessenger Kill the Messenger]]" Castle describes the membership of the high-society Pierson Club with the following line: "My money goes in banks. Their money ''buys'' banks."
* An evil example appears in ''Series/{{Monk}}'': Dale "The Whale" Biederbeck, a FatBastard extraordinaire. He's so enormously fat that he's trapped in his bed, but he doesn't need to move--the world moves ''for'' him. In Dale's debut episode, Captain Stottlemeyer mentions that he avoids publicity by buying up entire newspapers (not runs of newspapers, the ''companies themselves''). Dale himself is shown casually calling a senator (during a session in Congress!) and deciding his votes, and later telling a professional baseball coach to change the current pitcher; everyone immediately bows to his whims. Even when he's sent to prison, his [[LuxuryPrisonSuite cell is outfitted as a hotel room]], and he has a network of informants and electronics that let him know everything that happens in the complex. In his own words: "I wouldn't bend over to pick up twelve hundred dollars...even if I could."

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** In "[[Recap/CastleS2E8KillTheMessenger Kill "Kill the Messenger]]" Messenger" Castle describes the membership of the high-society Pierson Club with the following line: "My money goes in banks. Their money ''buys'' banks."
* An evil example appears in ''Series/{{Monk}}'': Dale "The Whale" Biederbeck, a FatBastard extraordinaire. He's so enormously fat obese that he's trapped in his bed, but he doesn't need to move--the world moves ''for'' him. In Dale's debut episode, Captain Stottlemeyer mentions that he avoids publicity by buying up entire newspapers (not runs of newspapers, the ''companies themselves''). Dale himself is shown casually calling a senator (during a session in Congress!) and deciding his votes, and later telling a professional baseball coach to change the current pitcher; everyone immediately bows to his whims. Even when he's sent to prison, his [[LuxuryPrisonSuite cell is outfitted as a hotel room]], and he has a network of informants and electronics that let him know everything that happens in the complex. In his own words: "I wouldn't bend over to pick up twelve hundred dollars...even if I could."
16th Aug '16 9:31:35 PM Gravidef
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* On WillAndGrace, Karen's husband Stanley owned Walker Inc., a company that we never really learned much about. Aside from owning at least a few apartment buildings in New York (under the name Walker Property Management, implying Walker Inc. was an umbrella company,) we don't really know what it does or how much it's worth except for the fact that it has made Stan and Karen '''obscenely''' wealthy. In one episode, Karen is upset that Stanley put her on a budget. When Grace asks how much, Karen writes the number down, and Grace responds that she should be able to live on this since ''Spain'' does. When Stan's possessions are divvied up in his will in season five, Karen is left $978 million.

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* On WillAndGrace, ''Series/WillAndGrace'', Karen's husband Stanley owned Walker Inc., a company that we never really learned much about. Aside from owning at least a few apartment buildings in New York (under the name Walker Property Management, implying Walker Inc. was an umbrella company,) we don't really know what it does or how much it's worth except for the fact that it has made Stan and Karen '''obscenely''' wealthy. In one episode, Karen is upset that Stanley put her on a budget. When Grace asks how much, Karen writes the number down, and Grace responds that she should be able to live on this since ''Spain'' does. When Stan's possessions are divvied up in his will in season five, Karen is left $978 million.



* ''Series/PowerRangersOperationOverdrive'' actually includes one of these. Andrew Hartford has a mansion with 27 bathrooms complete with a secret cave underneath with special genetic scramblers (which gives superpowers on the molecular level), ranger technology and zords (which gives power suits and a HumongousMecha), all which he basically designed for his own private use rather than needing to have it go public in any way. He owns a film studio, had Will break into his own bank, has pioneered holographic recording technology and even built [[spoiler: his own absurdly lifelike robot]] just for his own use, and even has time to spend "twice the net worth of new mexico" to go treasure hunting in his spare time. It's pretty crazy.

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* ''Series/PowerRangersOperationOverdrive'' actually includes one of these. Andrew Hartford has a mansion with 27 bathrooms complete with a secret cave underneath with special genetic scramblers (which gives superpowers on the molecular level), ranger technology and zords (which gives power suits and a HumongousMecha), all which he basically designed for his own private use rather than needing to have it go public in any way. He owns a film studio, had Will break into his own bank, has pioneered holographic recording technology and even built [[spoiler: his own absurdly lifelike robot]] just for his own use, and even has time to spend "twice the net worth of new mexico" New Mexico" to go treasure hunting in his spare time. It's pretty crazy.


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* An evil example appears in ''Series/{{Monk}}'': Dale "The Whale" Biederbeck, a FatBastard extraordinaire. He's so enormously fat that he's trapped in his bed, but he doesn't need to move--the world moves ''for'' him. In Dale's debut episode, Captain Stottlemeyer mentions that he avoids publicity by buying up entire newspapers (not runs of newspapers, the ''companies themselves''). Dale himself is shown casually calling a senator (during a session in Congress!) and deciding his votes, and later telling a professional baseball coach to change the current pitcher; everyone immediately bows to his whims. Even when he's sent to prison, his [[LuxuryPrisonSuite cell is outfitted as a hotel room]], and he has a network of informants and electronics that let him know everything that happens in the complex. In his own words: "I wouldn't bend over to pick up twelve hundred dollars...even if I could."
15th Aug '16 1:44:05 PM Nintendoman01
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* ''Manga/CardCaptorSakura'': Tomoyo, Sakura's MuggleBestFriend, is absolutely ''loaded''. She lives in such a BigFancyHouse that her bedroom alone is bigger than the entire second floor of Sakura's house, and personally designs the costumes in Sakura's UnlimitedWardrobe, one such costume being composed of rubber to protect against [[ShockAndAwe electric attacks]]. Somewhat justified by the fact that her mother is the CEO of a toy company.
15th Aug '16 1:37:26 PM Nintendoman01
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* In the ''Manga/LoveHina'' fanfic ''FanFic/ContractLabor'', it's revealed that, as a princess of Molmol, Su is so ludicrously wealthy that she's able to help produce {{hentai}} ''{{doujinshi}}'' manga and finance a vanilla (romantic non-violent) hentai translation group to post said ''doujinshi'' online with nothing more than her ''lunch money''.
12th Aug '16 8:45:32 AM gemmabeta2
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* In ''Literature/TheCountOfMonteCristo'', a scene in the novel shows Edmond Dantes listing his assets, totaling an estimated value of 120 million francs, an impossibly huge figure by 1838 standards (As a comparison, Napoleon Bonaparte's personal wealth in 1814 was estimated at somewhere in the region of 80 million francs). He is able to effectively "resurrect" a ship confirmed as lost at sea in a matter of weeks, is implied to control one of the most powerful banks in Europe, owns a fleet of ships, and single-handedly toys with the French financial market specifically to screw a single person.

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* In ''Literature/TheCountOfMonteCristo'', a scene in the novel shows Edmond Dantes listing his assets, totaling an estimated value of 120 million francs, an impossibly huge figure by 1838 standards (As a comparison, Napoleon Bonaparte's personal wealth in 1814 was estimated at somewhere in the region of 80 million francs).francs), and this is the near the end of the story, when he has already spent a large portion of his fortune. He is able to effectively "resurrect" a ship confirmed as lost at sea in a matter of weeks, is implied to control one of the most powerful banks in Europe, owns a fleet of ships, and single-handedly toys with the French financial market specifically to screw a single person.
8th Aug '16 8:58:41 PM PaulA
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* Reclusive trillionaire Fred Wayne in ''ComicBook/{{Prez}}''. This is how rich he is: His corporate headquarters is Delaware. That's not a typo -- he bought the entire state outright, and the only people who live there now are him and his employees and their families.
28th Jun '16 6:22:29 AM Nintendoman01
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* ''Manga/RurouniKenshin'': Yukishiro Enishi is an arms dealer so ludicrously wealthy that not only did he sell the ''Rengoku'', a battleship powerful enough to blow Meiji-era Tokyo to ruins by itself, to Shishio Makoto, but he owns an ''entire fleet'' of identical battleships.
24th Jun '16 1:53:57 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''BeverlyHillsTeens'', Bianca Dupree. Okay, most of her friends could fit here, but Bianca mentioned her father owned Texas.

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* In ''BeverlyHillsTeens'', ''WesternAnimation/BeverlyHillsTeens'', Bianca Dupree. Okay, most of her friends could fit here, but Bianca mentioned her father owned Texas.



* In ''GoldieGoldAndActionJack'', Goldie Gold has a flying car, has loads of tech on her person and in her mansion, and [[PrettyInMink thinks a fur coat]] [[ImpossiblyCoolClothes is proper adventuring wear]].

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* In ''GoldieGoldAndActionJack'', ''WesternAnimation/GoldieGoldAndActionJack'', Goldie Gold has a flying car, has loads of tech on her person and in her mansion, and [[PrettyInMink thinks a fur coat]] [[ImpossiblyCoolClothes is proper adventuring wear]].



* An Al Brodax ''{{Popeye}}'' cartoon does a spoof of the 1950s TV show ''The Millionaire'' with Popeye the philanthropist doling out $1 million personal checks to Olive, Swee' Pea, Wimpy and--yes--Brutus. He then goes out in his sailor outfit to see how his friends spent the money. After seeing what they all did with the money (none too wisely), Popeye gives the rest of his money to the sailors' retirement fund.

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* An Al Brodax ''{{Popeye}}'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Popeye}}'' cartoon does a spoof of the 1950s TV show ''The Millionaire'' with Popeye the philanthropist doling out $1 million personal checks to Olive, Swee' Pea, Wimpy and--yes--Brutus. He then goes out in his sailor outfit to see how his friends spent the money. After seeing what they all did with the money (none too wisely), Popeye gives the rest of his money to the sailors' retirement fund.
11th Jun '16 12:53:53 PM nombretomado
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* In ''TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody'', London Tipton. [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything Heiress to a hotel fortune]]. Subverts the ditzy "I can see my house from here!" by actually being able to see her house. From space.

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* In ''TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody'', ''Series/TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody'', London Tipton. [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything Heiress to a hotel fortune]]. Subverts the ditzy "I can see my house from here!" by actually being able to see her house. From space.
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