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5th Nov '17 9:17:24 PM ProfessorGrimm
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* Ike Perlmutter, CEO of Marvel Entertainment is infamous for stinginess he refuses to buy office supplies or even replace worn furniture. During one press event promoting "The Avengers", Marvel ran out of food because Perlmutter was that cheap. While he still had a say in the movies, he pushed Terrence Howard out of the franchise simply because Perlmutter didn't want to pay him his contractually-obligated $8 million salary. His stinginess eventually backfired against him when the Marvel movies became extremely popular and the actors and production team got fed up with their paltry paychecks, so a corporate restructuring happened so that Kevin Feige, CEO of Marvel Studios answered directly to Disney instead of Perlmutter.

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* Ike Perlmutter, CEO of Marvel Entertainment is infamous for stinginess he refuses to buy office supplies or even replace worn furniture. During one press event promoting "The Avengers", Marvel ran out of food because Perlmutter was that cheap. While he still had a say in the movies, he pushed Terrence Howard out of the franchise simply because Perlmutter didn't want to pay him his contractually-obligated $8 million salary. His stinginess eventually backfired against him when the Marvel movies became extremely popular and the actors and production team got fed up with their paltry paychecks, paychecks -- Perlmutter tried to fire Creator/RobertDowneyJr aka IRON MAN over a pay dispute, meaning he almost didn't appear in Civil War. Disney who owns Marvel did not approve, so a corporate restructuring happened so that Kevin Feige, CEO of Marvel Studios answered directly to Disney instead of Perlmutter.
5th Nov '17 4:24:49 PM ProfessorGrimm
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* Ike Perlmutter, CEO of Marvel Entertainment is infamous for stinginess he refuses to buy office supplies or even replace worn furniture. During one press event promoting "The Avengers", Marvel ran out of food because Perlmutter was that cheap. His stinginess eventually backfired against him when the Marvel movies became extremely popular -- the actors got fed up with their paltry paychecks, so a corporate restructuring happened so that Kevin Feige, CEO of Marvel Studios answered directly to Disney instead of Perlmutter.

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* Ike Perlmutter, CEO of Marvel Entertainment is infamous for stinginess he refuses to buy office supplies or even replace worn furniture. During one press event promoting "The Avengers", Marvel ran out of food because Perlmutter was that cheap. While he still had a say in the movies, he pushed Terrence Howard out of the franchise simply because Perlmutter didn't want to pay him his contractually-obligated $8 million salary. His stinginess eventually backfired against him when the Marvel movies became extremely popular -- and the actors and production team got fed up with their paltry paychecks, so a corporate restructuring happened so that Kevin Feige, CEO of Marvel Studios answered directly to Disney instead of Perlmutter.
5th Nov '17 3:06:08 PM ProfessorGrimm
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* Ike Perlmutter, CEO of Marvel Entertainment is infamous for stinginess he refuses to buy office supplies or even replace worn furniture. During one press event promoting "The Avengers", Marvel ran out of food because Perlmutter was that cheap. His stinginess eventually backfired against him when the Marvel movies became extremely popular -- the actors got fed up with their paltry paychecks, so a corporate restructuring happened so that Kevin Feige, CEO of Marvel Studios answered directly to Disney instead of Perlmutter.
5th Oct '17 2:04:48 PM RedScharlach
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* Paulie Walnuts from ''Series/TheSopranos'' fits this trope to a "T". This is not his only personality quirk, it should be noted.

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* Paulie Walnuts from ''Series/TheSopranos'' fits this trope to a "T".T. This is not his only personality quirk, it should be noted.



* ''Series/{{Matlock}}'' is a cheapstake. At first, it was out of necessity after some bad investments but, by the time he became wealthy again, he remained thrifty.

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* ''Series/{{Matlock}}'' is a cheapstake.cheapskate. At first, it was out of necessity after some bad investments but, by the time he became wealthy again, he remained thrifty.



** It's probly worth noting that before Benny, most jokes about misers and skinflints were about Scotsmen or Jews. Afterwards, they were mostly about Jack Benny.

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** It's probly probably worth noting that before Benny, most jokes about misers and skinflints were about Scotsmen or Jews. Afterwards, they were mostly about Jack Benny.



* Harpagon, the main character in ''L'Avare'' (''Theatre/TheMiser'') by Creator/{{Moliere}} (to the extent that "un harpagon" is practically synonymous with "un avare", ie "a miser.")

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* Harpagon, the main character in ''L'Avare'' (''Theatre/TheMiser'') by Creator/{{Moliere}} (to the extent that "un harpagon" is practically synonymous with "un avare", ie i.e. "a miser.")



* Oil baron H.L. Hunt was at one time the wealthiest man in [[UsefulNotes/DFWMetroplex Dallas]], but he drove a twenty year old Ford and bought lunch every day at a nickel taco stand.

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* Oil baron H.L. Hunt was at one time the wealthiest man in [[UsefulNotes/DFWMetroplex Dallas]], but he drove a twenty year old twenty-year-old Ford and bought lunch every day at a nickel taco stand.
19th Aug '17 9:50:03 PM gemmabeta2
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* Jean Paul Getty, despite being an oil tycoon worth $1.3 billion (in 1966, now equivalent to $8.7 billion), was famous for installing payphones in his mansion to discourage the staff (and his family) from using the line. He was also known for an incident where he berated his wife for wasting money to treat their son's terminal brain tumor. Later, when Italian kidnappers took his grandson hostage, he managed to top himself by literally haggling the ransom down from $17 million to $3 million, standing firm even when the kidnappers [[FingerInTheMail cut off and mailed one of his grandson's ears]] to him. And then he still only paid $2.2 million because that was the maximum tax-deductible amount. The grandson was safely returned; when faced with such a cold-hearted bastard, the kidnappers wisely decided to quit while still ahead.

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* Jean Paul Getty, despite being an oil tycoon worth $1.3 billion (in 1966, now equivalent to $8.7 billion), was famous for installing payphones in his mansion to discourage the staff (and his family) from using the line. He was also known for an incident where he berated his wife for wasting money to treat their son's terminal brain tumor. Later, when Italian kidnappers took his grandson hostage, he managed to top himself by literally haggling the ransom down from $17 million to $3 million, standing firm even when the kidnappers [[FingerInTheMail cut off and mailed one of his grandson's ears]] to him. And then he still only paid $2.2 million because that was the maximum tax-deductible amount.amount (and required his son to re-pay him for the expenses, with interest). The grandson was safely returned; when faced with such a cold-hearted bastard, the kidnappers wisely decided to quit while still ahead.
4th Aug '17 9:45:51 PM MagiMecha
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* In many of the ''Website/GoAnimate'' videos using the ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDoo'' characters, Fred Jones is made out to be this as he absolutely hates spending money for anything and tries to handle various repairs on his own. Sometimes he ends up acting like a hypocrite as he'll tell someone "no" on doing something, but turn around and do it himself, but in his defense, virtually everything done is done because the rest of the gang would happily break him financially - Daphne would happily buy any and everything she can find while Shaggy and Scooby would happily eat restaurants out of business if they got a hold of the money.
25th Jul '17 11:58:04 AM KingLyger
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Compare with TheGrinch, even though [[Literature/AChristmasCarol the namer for this trope]] also hated Christmas. Whereas the Scrooge and the Grinch both hate something (usually Christmas), The Scrooge only goes so far as ignoring or cursing the object of his ire, while the Grinch will try to actively ruin it for everyone.

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Compare with TheGrinch, even though [[Literature/AChristmasCarol the namer for this trope]] also hated Christmas. Whereas the Scrooge and the Grinch both hate something (usually Christmas), The Scrooge only goes so far as ignoring or cursing the object of his ire, while the Grinch will try to actively ruin it for everyone.
Christmas.
25th Jul '17 11:54:26 AM KingLyger
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Not to be confused with TheGrinch, even though [[Literature/AChristmasCarol the namer for this trope]] also hated Christmas.

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Not to be confused Compare with TheGrinch, even though [[Literature/AChristmasCarol the namer for this trope]] also hated Christmas.
Christmas. Whereas the Scrooge and the Grinch both hate something (usually Christmas), The Scrooge only goes so far as ignoring or cursing the object of his ire, while the Grinch will try to actively ruin it for everyone.
21st Jul '17 4:35:11 AM TheKingsRaven
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Traditionally, misers are portrayed in media as grasping, penny-pinching people who live in squalor and who never spend money despite being quite wealthy. Some are [[CorruptCorporateExecutive businessmen]], some are [[LoanShark loan sharks]], moneylenders and {{Morally Bankrupt Banker}}s, some are pawnbrokers, some are [[AmoralAttorney lawyers]]... but regardless of how they made their money, the Scrooge is sitting on a pile of it. But getting him to spend it is... problematic to say the least.

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Traditionally, misers are portrayed in media as grasping, penny-pinching people who live in squalor and who never spend money despite being quite wealthy. Some are [[CorruptCorporateExecutive businessmen]], some are [[LoanShark loan sharks]], moneylenders and {{Morally Bankrupt Banker}}s, some are pawnbrokers, some are [[AmoralAttorney lawyers]]... but regardless of how they made their money, the Scrooge is sitting on a pile of it. But getting him to spend it is... problematic difficult to say the least.
17th Jul '17 7:49:44 PM PaulA
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* In ''Wolf's Brother'' by Megan Lindholm, the wedding gifts from the richer members of the tribe were far less generous than the poorer members.

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* In ''Wolf's Brother'' by Megan Lindholm, Creator/MeganLindholm, the wedding gifts from the richer members of the tribe were far less generous than the poorer members.
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