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18th Dec '16 5:26:46 PM Gamermaster
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* Nickolas Schnee from the backstory of ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'' founded the Schnee Dust Company in order to help his kingdom deal with their dwindling resources. He even attended combat school with the intention of personally defending his workers during dangerous expeditions. His granddaughter, Weiss, also seeks to be this when she finally replaces her CorruptCorporateExecutive of a father.
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12th Dec '16 8:30:12 PM Anicomicgeek
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* While still a greedy bastard (including rushing products out) like the other heads of OCP in the [[Franchise/RoboCop film series]] and ''Series/RoboCopPrimeDirectives'', the Chairman in ''Series/RoboCopTheSeries'' does care about people and is more than willing to atone and set things right when he learns about a product having flaws and/or OCP screwing people over.
22nd Nov '16 11:12:47 AM Meshakhad
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** He also despises Manpower enough to build frigates for the Anti-Slavery League at below cost, knowing that they will be used by the [[YourTerroristsAreOurFreedomFighters Audubon Ballroom]] as privateers to go after slave ships.
5th Nov '16 9:01:40 AM Materioptikon
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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'': The appropriately named Filthy Rich is this, quite surprisingly considering what his daughter Diamond Tiara and wife Spoiled Rich are like. He's very amiable to the Apple Family (because they helped him gain most of his fortune) and an all-around nice guy to everyone, only getting a little peeved once when Cheerilee calls him "Filthy" and in a flashback when he thought Applejack was trying to renegade on a business deal. Averted with his ''Equestria Girls'' counterpart in ''Legend of Everfree'', who's a CorruptCorporateExecutive through and through.

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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'': The appropriately named Filthy Rich is this, quite surprisingly considering what his daughter Diamond Tiara and wife Spoiled Rich are like. He's very amiable to the Apple Family (because they helped him gain most of his fortune) and an all-around nice guy to everyone, only getting a little peeved once when Cheerilee calls him "Filthy" and in a flashback when he thought Applejack was trying to renegade renege on a business deal. Averted with his ''Equestria Girls'' counterpart in ''Legend of Everfree'', who's a CorruptCorporateExecutive through and through.
1st Nov '16 10:00:58 AM ChaoticNovelist
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* [[VideoGame/DeusExHumanRevolution David Sarif]] is no angel and is certainly [[GoodIsNotSoft not afraid to use his wealth, charisma, and power to further his own goals]]. However, he is shown to [[BenevolentBoss care deeply about his employees]], goes above and beyond to [[QualityOverQuantity make quality products]], has made an amazingly effective attempt to rebuild the devastated economy of 2020s UsefulNotes/{{Detroit}}, and genuinely believes in [[TheSingularity uplifting humanity through augmentation]], epitomized by the billions he spends on research into making his single most profitable product, Neuropozyne(the [[PhlebotinumDependence Phlebotinum all augs are Dependent on]]), obsolete. This obviously makes him ''far'' more ethical than his [[AncientConspiracy adversaries]], especially [[spoiler:[[CorruptCorporateExecutive Zhao Yun Ru]]]]. Notable in that the aforementioned corrupt rival ''is'' [[BetterLivingThroughEvil doing much better than he is]]; not only does [[spoiler:she]] [[QuantityVsQuality dominate the market by cutting corners on products]] and [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney spending the money on lawyers and bribes instead]], [[spoiler:''[[PredatoryBusiness acquire rival businesses]] by [[CorporateWarfare having mercs shoot up their facilities]]'' and '''[[VillainWithGoodPublicity frame him for unethical experiments while keeping her own well-hidden]]''' - but his government contacts all but openly admit that '''''[[{{Realpolitik}} they're spying on him for her because they don't think he'll win.]]''''']]

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* [[VideoGame/DeusExHumanRevolution ''VideoGame/DeusExHumanRevolution'': David Sarif]] Sarif is no angel and is certainly [[GoodIsNotSoft not afraid to use his wealth, charisma, and power to further his own goals]]. However, he is shown to [[BenevolentBoss care deeply about his employees]], goes above and beyond to [[QualityOverQuantity make quality products]], has made an amazingly effective attempt to rebuild the devastated economy of 2020s UsefulNotes/{{Detroit}}, and genuinely believes in [[TheSingularity uplifting humanity through augmentation]], epitomized by the billions he spends on research into making his single most profitable product, Neuropozyne(the [[PhlebotinumDependence Phlebotinum all augs are Dependent on]]), obsolete. This obviously makes him ''far'' more ethical than his [[AncientConspiracy adversaries]], especially [[spoiler:[[CorruptCorporateExecutive Zhao Yun Ru]]]]. Notable in that the aforementioned corrupt rival ''is'' [[BetterLivingThroughEvil doing much better than he is]]; not only does [[spoiler:she]] [[QuantityVsQuality dominate the market by cutting corners on products]] and [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney spending the money on lawyers and bribes instead]], [[spoiler:''[[PredatoryBusiness acquire rival businesses]] by [[CorporateWarfare having mercs shoot up their facilities]]'' and '''[[VillainWithGoodPublicity frame him for unethical experiments while keeping her own well-hidden]]''' - but his government contacts all but openly admit that '''''[[{{Realpolitik}} they're spying on him for her because they don't think he'll win.]]''''']]



* ''Webcomic/CosmicDash'' has Walter Kimney, CEO of Kimney Robotics and high-ranked executive in its parent company [=GalactiCorp=]. He quickly strikes a friendship with the protagonists, and after they lost their ship recovering stolen [=GalactiCorp=] property, he's quick to [[http://www.cosmicdash.com/comic/episode-5-pg-32/ point out]] the company owes them. [[spoiler:In the end, he hires them all in a new GC subsidy, and provides them with a new ship.]]
** In fact, he's such a nice guy that even a crime lord can't fathom who would send an assassin after him: He just has no known enemies.

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* ''Webcomic/CosmicDash'' has Walter Kimney, CEO of Kimney Robotics and high-ranked executive in its parent company [=GalactiCorp=]. He quickly strikes a friendship with the protagonists, and after they lost their ship recovering stolen [=GalactiCorp=] property, he's quick to [[http://www.cosmicdash.com/comic/episode-5-pg-32/ point out]] the company owes them. [[spoiler:In the end, he hires them all in a new GC subsidy, and provides them with a new ship.]]
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]] In fact, he's such a nice guy that even a crime lord can't fathom who would send an assassin after him: He he just has no known enemies.



* Ayla and the rest of the Goodkind family (minus Heather) in the WhateleyUniverse are both this, [[BenevolentBoss Benevolent Bosses]], and UnclePennybags. They are the richest and most honest people on the planet, think nothing of giving their employees benefits that rival Google's, and fund many many public works projects. The rest of the Goodkinds, however, have [[KnightTemplar other]] [[NobleBigot flaws]].

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* *WhateleyUniverse: Ayla and the rest of the Goodkind family (minus Heather) in the WhateleyUniverse are both this, [[BenevolentBoss Benevolent Bosses]], and UnclePennybags. They are the richest and most honest people on the planet, think nothing of giving their employees benefits that rival Google's, and fund many many public works projects. The rest of the Goodkinds, however, have [[KnightTemplar other]] [[NobleBigot flaws]].



** The EccentricMillionaire Varrick from Season 2 initially seems like this; there's some unsavory rumors, and he will resort to bribery to re-rig a KangarooCourt, but he's been a decent ally to Korra nonetheless. [[spoiler:Later on, he proves to have been manipulating the war so that he can potentially profit from it, even secretly bankrupting Future Industries so that he could buy it out from Asami.]]

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** The EccentricMillionaire Varrick from Season 2 initially seems like this; there's some unsavory rumors, and he will resort to bribery to re-rig a KangarooCourt, but he's been a decent ally to Korra nonetheless. [[spoiler:Later on, he proves to have been manipulating the war so that he can potentially profit from it, even secretly bankrupting Future Industries so that he could buy it out from Asami.]] Then he re-appears in season 3 because his new patron believes in second chances. In season 4, he fully fits this trope, [[spoiler: when he refuses to weaponize spirit vine technology due to its dangerous potential, despite how much money he could make off it.]]



* The appropriately named Filthy Rich from ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' is this, quite surprisingly considering what his daughter Diamond Tiara and wife Spoiled Rich are like. He's very amiable to the Apple Family (because they helped him gain most of his fortune) and an all-around nice guy to everyone, only getting a little peeved once when Cheerilee calls him "Filthy" and in a flashback when he thought Applejack was trying to renegade on a business deal. Averted with his ''Equestria Girls'' counterpart in ''Legend of Everfree'', who's a CorruptCorporateExecutive through and through.

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* *''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'': The appropriately named Filthy Rich from ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' is this, quite surprisingly considering what his daughter Diamond Tiara and wife Spoiled Rich are like. He's very amiable to the Apple Family (because they helped him gain most of his fortune) and an all-around nice guy to everyone, only getting a little peeved once when Cheerilee calls him "Filthy" and in a flashback when he thought Applejack was trying to renegade on a business deal. Averted with his ''Equestria Girls'' counterpart in ''Legend of Everfree'', who's a CorruptCorporateExecutive through and through.
8th Oct '16 5:35:21 PM EricNeoMatrix
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* The appropriatly named Filthy Rich from ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' is this, quite surprisingly considering what his daughter Diamond Tiara (and wife Spoiled Rich) is like. He's very amiable to the Apple Family (because they helped him gain most of his fortune) and an all-around nice guy to everyone, only getting a little peeved once when Cheerilee calls him "Filthy".

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* The appropriatly appropriately named Filthy Rich from ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' is this, quite surprisingly considering what his daughter Diamond Tiara (and and wife Spoiled Rich) is Rich are like. He's very amiable to the Apple Family (because they helped him gain most of his fortune) and an all-around nice guy to everyone, only getting a little peeved once when Cheerilee calls him "Filthy"."Filthy" and in a flashback when he thought Applejack was trying to renegade on a business deal. Averted with his ''Equestria Girls'' counterpart in ''Legend of Everfree'', who's a CorruptCorporateExecutive through and through.
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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