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8th Jun '16 1:42:12 AM TheWildWestPyro
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* ''Franchise/ArchieComics'': Veronica Lodge's father, Mr. Hiram Lodge, is an overall nice guy and could be considered one of these, at least when [[{{Dojikko}} accident-prone Archie]] isn't giving him ulcers by destroying some priceless treasure. In the AlternateContinuity timelines of ''ComicBook/LifeWithArchieTheMarriedLife'', he has pretty much crossed over into CorruptCorporateExecutive territory, sabotaging Archie's marriage to Veronica in one universe and destroying Archie's musical career in revenge for breaking Veronica's heart in the other.

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* ''Franchise/ArchieComics'': Veronica Lodge's father, Mr. Hiram Lodge, is an overall nice guy and could be considered one of these, at least when [[{{Dojikko}} accident-prone Archie]] Archie or Jughead]] isn't giving him ulcers by destroying some priceless treasure. In the AlternateContinuity timelines of ''ComicBook/LifeWithArchieTheMarriedLife'', he has pretty much crossed over into CorruptCorporateExecutive territory, sabotaging Archie's marriage to Veronica in one universe and destroying Archie's musical career in revenge for breaking Veronica's heart in the other.
6th May '16 10:37:32 PM Gamermaster
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** Her great-grandaughter Mizore fills the same roll in ''Manga/UQHolder''.
1st Apr '16 1:45:12 PM nielas
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* In ''Series/{{Billions}}'' Bobby Axelrod is this in addition to being a WealthyPhilanthropist. He donates millions to charity but will also gather his old buddies and fly them out to Montreal for the weekend so they can attend a rock concert. If he feels like it, he will order lunch for all his employees from a restaurant in Boston and have it delivered to their New York offices.
2nd Mar '16 1:53:06 AM Koolkev
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* In ''ComicBook/{{Circles}}'', Paulie is a very friendly and rich man and a lot of fun to hang around with.
18th Feb '16 7:10:54 AM LentilSandEater
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* Arthur Fortunes was a one-episode character on ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' (specifically, the episode "Monty Can't Buy Me Love"). He's exactly like this.
** Which may have been an allusion to [[NamesTheSame Arthur Bach]], the titular character of the 1981 movie ''Film/{{Arthur}}'', who was also like this.
** Or RealLife adventurous billionaire [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_branson Richard Branson.]]

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* Arthur Fortunes was a one-episode character on ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' (specifically, the episode "Monty Can't Buy Me Love"). He's exactly like this.
** Which
this. He may have been an allusion to [[NamesTheSame Arthur Bach]], the titular character of the 1981 movie ''Film/{{Arthur}}'', who was also like this.
** Or
''Film/{{Arthur}}'' or RealLife adventurous billionaire [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_branson Richard Branson.]]
27th Jan '16 5:54:29 PM WillKeaton
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* Andrew Mellon dumped his entire -- phenomenal -- art collection on the Smithsonian Institution, funded (through a trust) the construction of a [[http://www.nga.gov/ginfo/aboutnga.shtm place to store it]], and placed as condition only that it ''not'' be named for him. Mellon gave them so much money and art they created a whole new museum organization instead of just sticking it in the one they already had. (James Smithson himself probably qualifies as well--he left his entire fortune to the United States government to create an institution for the dissemination of knowledge, despite ''never having set foot in the U.S. in his lifetime.'')

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* Andrew Mellon dumped his entire -- phenomenal -- art collection on the Smithsonian Institution, funded (through a trust) the construction of a [[http://www.nga.gov/ginfo/aboutnga.shtm place to store it]], it,]] and placed as condition only that it ''not'' be named for him. Mellon gave them so much money and art they created a whole new museum organization instead of just sticking it in the one they already had. (James Smithson himself probably qualifies as well--he left his entire fortune to the United States government to create an institution for the dissemination of knowledge, despite ''never having set foot in the U.S. in his lifetime.'')
27th Jan '16 5:54:09 PM WillKeaton
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** Or RealLife adventurous billionaire [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_branson Richard Branson]].

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** Or RealLife adventurous billionaire [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_branson Richard Branson]].Branson.]]
11th Jan '16 9:39:34 AM Discar
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* This is one of the few traits Sheldon Cooper has in ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'' that keeps his friends from wanting to kill him all the time: he offered a huge loan to Penny when her rent was due and her car broke down, interest free and no set time limit to repay it. Aside from what he needs for necessities/his own hobbies he's rather lax about money, and doesn't care ''when'' he's repaid as long as he ''is''.

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* ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'':
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This is one of the few traits Sheldon Cooper has in ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'' that keeps his friends from wanting to kill him all the time: he offered a huge loan to Penny when her rent was due and her car broke down, interest free and no set time limit to repay it. Aside from what he needs for necessities/his own hobbies he's rather lax about money, and doesn't care ''when'' he's repaid as long as he ''is''.


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* ''Series/CooperBarrettsGuideToSurvivingLife'': Cooper's brother, Josh. He makes no secret that he is living vicariously through his brother, and is willing to pay for their partying if that's what it takes. This has apparently been going on since they were kids.
-->'''Josh:''' I always have to pay to bail you out. With the tv, and the bar tab, and the time you shot out the window...\\
'''Cooper:''' That was when I was ''ten''.\\
'''Josh:''' And twelve, and fourteen...\\
'''Cooper:''' Okay, fine, but it was dad's fault for buying me that BB gun in the first place.
29th Dec '15 8:14:14 AM Morgenthaler
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* One of KinkyFriedman's friends in his novels is a "decamillionaire" who's happy to help him if he needs a flight to Hawaii or something.

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* One of KinkyFriedman's Music/KinkyFriedman's friends in his novels is a "decamillionaire" who's happy to help him if he needs a flight to Hawaii or something.
17th Nov '15 1:22:01 PM margdean56
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* Cordelia Naismith in the ''Literature/VorkosiganSaga''. Although its established that The Vorkosigan clan wasn't exactly stingy with its subjects before she married Aral, Cordelia established a hospital (because she noticed that only military got the best medical assistance in Barrayar) and several scholarship projects (including one that sends lucky Barrayaran girls to ultra-liberal Beta Colony), among other projects. Miles also became a serious supporter of public works and education in his district, following his experience among his rural subjects in ''The Mountains of Mourning''.
** This is a very clever move if you realize that Barrayarans can only vote with their feet. Her actions resulted in her district getting a young highly educated population, it will make the Vorkosigans long term winners in the demographics game.
** This happens all the time in 'The Paid Companion' by Amanda Quick.

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* Cordelia Naismith in the ''Literature/VorkosiganSaga''. Although its it's established that The the Vorkosigan clan wasn't exactly stingy with its subjects before she married Aral, Cordelia established a hospital (because she noticed that only military got the best medical assistance in Barrayar) and several scholarship projects (including one that sends lucky Barrayaran girls to ultra-liberal Beta Colony), among other projects. Miles also became a serious supporter of public works and education in his district, following his experience among his rural subjects in ''The Mountains of Mourning''.
** This is a very clever move if you realize that Barrayarans can only vote with their feet. Her actions resulted in her district getting a young highly educated population, young, highly-educated population; it will make the Vorkosigans long term winners in the demographics game.
** * This happens all the time in 'The ''The Paid Companion' Companion'' by Amanda Quick.
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