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24th Sep '16 8:54:07 AM Twilightisbestpony
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* Dan Price is the millionaire CEO of Gravity Payments Inc, a Seattle-based business loan company that has been incredibly successful. So successful in fact, that Price decided to take a pay cut of over $900,000 ''just'' so he could raise the wages for ALL of his employees to seventy grand. Needless to say, they love him for it. They all pitched in and bought him a [[CoolCar Tesla]].
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22nd Sep '16 1:12:06 PM JoieDeCombat
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* [[OnlyOneName Roarke]] in the ''Literature/InDeath'' series is one of the wealthiest individuals in the world, with corporate interests in all kinds of sectors. He started out as a thief and a black marketeer, but by the time the series starts he's gone fully legitimate (when his police detective love interests asks, he remarks with tongue in cheek that he almost wishes he ''did'' still have some dirty business going so that he could give it all up for her sake). He treats his employees well and is quick to put a stop to any unethical shenanigans he discovers going on at the lower levels of his companies; in later books, he founds a shelter for victims of domestic abuse and makes sure that it stays well-funded and staffed by capable, caring people.
22nd Sep '16 12:49:06 PM Dutchtica
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* Many years later, in ''Film/JurassicWorld'' his SpiritualSuccessor Simon Masrani is very similar in fulfilling Hammond's dream, caring more about whether the dinosaurs and visitors are happy rather than profits. His problem was mainly biting off more than he could chew when he tried to breed an extra terrifying dinosaur for a new attraction [[spoiler: and got killed for his trouble. It didn't help that his chief scientist and chief of security did a FaceHeelTurn.]]

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* ** John Hammond's nephew, Peter Ludlow, in ''Film/TheLostWorldJurassicPark'' may be the film's DesignatedVillain even dipping into VillainyFreeVillain status because "all" he did was take the company from his uncle through the board of directors because it was ''nearly bankrupt''. Using an existing source of dinosaurs that the company had made and was entitled to so that countless of people could retain their jobs (and their investments), and never doublecrosses anybody or bullies anybody into his service.
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Many years later, in ''Film/JurassicWorld'' his SpiritualSuccessor Simon Masrani is very similar in fulfilling Hammond's dream, caring more about whether the dinosaurs and visitors are happy rather than profits. His problem was mainly biting off more than he could chew when he tried to breed an extra terrifying dinosaur for a new attraction [[spoiler: and got killed for his trouble. It didn't help that his chief scientist and chief of security did a FaceHeelTurn.]]
13th Sep '16 3:47:21 AM ginsengaddict
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* Dan Price is the millionaire CEO of Gravity Payments Inc, a Seattle-based business loan company that has been incredibly successful. So successful in fact, that Price decided to take a pay cut of over $900,000 ''just'' so he could raise the wages for ALL of his employees to seventy grand. Needless to say, they love him for it. They all pitched in and bought him a [[CoolCar Tesla]].
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11th Sep '16 9:54:51 PM Gamermaster
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* Manga/JojosBizarreAdventure: Between Parts 1 and 2 Robert E. O. Speedwagon discovered oil and became insanely rich. He established the Speedwagon Foundation, invested his money into numerous successful business adventures, cared for his best friend's son and grandson, and invested countless dollars into helping the poor and hungry. In Part 2, he funds the fight against the Vampires, and numerous agents from the Foundation team up with the Nazis to banish the undead menace. From then on, the Foundation provides aid to the future heroes of Jojos, even after Speedwagon passes. In part 3, Kakyoin and Iggy have their serious wounds treated by a doctor from the foundation, and the Joestars can rely on them to fund transportation.

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* Manga/JojosBizarreAdventure: Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure: Between Parts 1 and 2 Robert E. O. Speedwagon discovered oil and became insanely rich. He established the Speedwagon Foundation, invested his money into numerous successful business adventures, cared for his best friend's son and grandson, and invested countless dollars into helping the poor and hungry. In Part 2, he funds the fight against the Vampires, and numerous agents from the Foundation team up with the Nazis to banish the undead menace. From then on, the Foundation provides aid to the future heroes of Jojos, even after Speedwagon passes. In part 3, Kakyoin and Iggy have their serious wounds treated by a doctor from the foundation, and the Joestars can rely on them to fund transportation.
31st Aug '16 5:52:00 PM TheWildWestPyro
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* In the Archie Comics canon, we have Hiram Lodge. He has no problem forcing his daughter Veronica to live like the little people.

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* In the Archie Comics canon, we have ''Franchise/ArchieComics'' has Hiram Lodge. He Lodge, who has no problem forcing his daughter Veronica to live "live like the little people."
23rd Aug '16 3:59:01 PM Snarf
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* In the [[Literature/HonorHarrington Honoverse]], Klaus Hauptmann is an arrogant, aggressive, judgmental and vindictive human being in general, but he is also scrupulously honest in his dealings as the head of the Hauptman Cartel, the largest commercial/industrial combine in Manticore. Part of it is just rolled up in his pride at his reputation of being the wealthiest individual in the system by legitimate means, but even Honor Harrington, who was so infuriated by his actions that she threatened to ''kill him'' if he followed through on a threat[[note]]although to be fair, the threat ''was'' was to blackmail her parents and destroy their professional reputations, which plays against this trope, and the threat to kill him took the form of a legal challenge to a duel[[/note]], acknowledged that he likely had nothing to do with the corruption and treason she had discovered on the part of some of his underlings. When SpacePirates begin to attack Manticoran merchant ships passing through the Silesian Confederacy, Hauptmann, who always claims to care for his employees, puts his money where his mouth is and instructs every merchant captain in his employ to present Hauptmann's generous ransom offer to any pirate who boards a Hauptmann merchant ship; even more than just the promise, he ''means it''.

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* In the [[Literature/HonorHarrington Honoverse]], Klaus Hauptmann is an arrogant, aggressive, judgmental and vindictive human being in general, but he is also scrupulously honest in his dealings as the head of the Hauptman Cartel, the largest commercial/industrial combine in Manticore. Part of it is just rolled up in his pride at his reputation of being the wealthiest individual in the system by legitimate means, but even Honor Harrington, who was so infuriated by his actions that she threatened to ''kill him'' if he followed through on a threat[[note]]although to be fair, the threat ''was'' was to [[ParentsInDistress blackmail her parents parents]] and destroy their professional reputations, which plays against this trope, and the threat to kill him took the form of a legal challenge to a duel[[/note]], acknowledged that he likely had nothing to do with the corruption and treason she had discovered on the part of some of his underlings. When SpacePirates begin to attack Manticoran merchant ships passing through the Silesian Confederacy, Hauptmann, who always claims to care for his employees, puts his money where his mouth is and instructs every merchant captain in his employ to present Hauptmann's generous ransom offer to any pirate who boards a Hauptmann merchant ship; even more than just the promise, he ''means it''.
23rd Aug '16 3:54:02 PM Snarf
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* In the [[Literature/HonorHarrington Honoverse]], Klaus Hauptmann is an arrogant, aggressive, judgmental and vindictive human being in general, but he is also scrupulously honest in his dealings as the head of the Hauptman Cartel, the largest commercial/industrial combine in Manticore. Part of it is just rolled up in his pride at his reputation of being the wealthiest individual in the system by legitimate means, but even Honor Harrington, who was so infuriated by his actions that she threatened to ''kill him'' if he followed through on a threat[[note]]although to be fair, the threat he ''was'' blackmailing her parents and destroying their professional reputations, which plays against this trope, and the threat to kill him took the form of a legal challenge to a duel[[/note]], acknowledged that he likely had nothing to do with the corruption and treason she had discovered on the part of some of his underlings. When SpacePirates begin to attack Manticoran merchant ships passing through the Silesian Confederacy, Hauptmann, who always claims to care for his employees, puts his money where his mouth is and instructs every merchant captain in his employ to present Hauptmann's generous ransom offer to any pirate who boards a Hauptmann merchant ship; even more than just the promise, he ''means it''.

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* In the [[Literature/HonorHarrington Honoverse]], Klaus Hauptmann is an arrogant, aggressive, judgmental and vindictive human being in general, but he is also scrupulously honest in his dealings as the head of the Hauptman Cartel, the largest commercial/industrial combine in Manticore. Part of it is just rolled up in his pride at his reputation of being the wealthiest individual in the system by legitimate means, but even Honor Harrington, who was so infuriated by his actions that she threatened to ''kill him'' if he followed through on a threat[[note]]although to be fair, the threat he ''was'' blackmailing was to blackmail her parents and destroying destroy their professional reputations, which plays against this trope, and the threat to kill him took the form of a legal challenge to a duel[[/note]], acknowledged that he likely had nothing to do with the corruption and treason she had discovered on the part of some of his underlings. When SpacePirates begin to attack Manticoran merchant ships passing through the Silesian Confederacy, Hauptmann, who always claims to care for his employees, puts his money where his mouth is and instructs every merchant captain in his employ to present Hauptmann's generous ransom offer to any pirate who boards a Hauptmann merchant ship; even more than just the promise, he ''means it''.
23rd Aug '16 3:52:54 PM Snarf
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* In the [[Literature/HonorHarrington Honoverse]], Klaus Hauptmann is an arrogant, aggressive, judgmental and vindictive human being in general, but he is also scrupulously honest in his dealings as the head of the Hauptman Cartel, the largest commercial/industrial combine in Manticore. Part of it is just rolled up in his pride at his reputation of being the wealthiest individual in the system by legitimate means, but even Honor Harrington, who was so infuriated by his actions that she threatened to ''kill him'' if he followed through on a threat, acknowledged that he likely had nothing to do with the corruption and treason she had discovered on the part of some of his underlings. When SpacePirates begin to attack Manticoran merchant ships passing through the Silesian Confederacy, Hauptmann, who always claims to care for his employees, puts his money where his mouth is and instructs every merchant captain in his employ to present Hauptmann's generous ransom offer to any pirate who boards a Hauptmann merchant ship; even more than just the promise, he ''means it''.

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* In the [[Literature/HonorHarrington Honoverse]], Klaus Hauptmann is an arrogant, aggressive, judgmental and vindictive human being in general, but he is also scrupulously honest in his dealings as the head of the Hauptman Cartel, the largest commercial/industrial combine in Manticore. Part of it is just rolled up in his pride at his reputation of being the wealthiest individual in the system by legitimate means, but even Honor Harrington, who was so infuriated by his actions that she threatened to ''kill him'' if he followed through on a threat, threat[[note]]although to be fair, the threat he ''was'' blackmailing her parents and destroying their professional reputations, which plays against this trope, and the threat to kill him took the form of a legal challenge to a duel[[/note]], acknowledged that he likely had nothing to do with the corruption and treason she had discovered on the part of some of his underlings. When SpacePirates begin to attack Manticoran merchant ships passing through the Silesian Confederacy, Hauptmann, who always claims to care for his employees, puts his money where his mouth is and instructs every merchant captain in his employ to present Hauptmann's generous ransom offer to any pirate who boards a Hauptmann merchant ship; even more than just the promise, he ''means it''.
21st Aug '16 10:44:55 AM Crino37
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* ''VideoGame/FullThrottle'' has Malcolm Corley, in contrast with his associate [[CorruptCorporateExecutive Adrian Ripburg]].
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