'''Basic Trope''': A person from somewhere in the Middle East who has a lot of wealth from their investments in oil.
* '''Straight''': Bob invests in oil from his home country of Tropestan. He is able to afford luxury cars and has lots of beautiful women by his side.
* '''Exaggerated''': Because of his wealth, he was able to ''buy the entire country'' of [[{{Qurac}} Tropestan]] and become its sultan.
* '''Downplayed''':
** Bob is a mid level manager of an oil company, and makes about as much as a doctor or lawyer.
** Oil was merely Bob's source of "seed money". His successful industrialization of the country is what makes him wealthy long after the oil drys up.
* '''Justified''': Oil is a precious commodity, so investing in it is a shrewd move if you want to get wealthy.
* '''Inverted''': Investing in oil [[AFoolAndHisNewMoneyAreSoonParted makes Bob poor]].
* '''Subverted''': Investing in oil doesn't give Bob ridiculous amounts of money.
* '''Double Subverted''':
** But investing in AppliedPhlebotinum (which everyone is switching over to) does.
** Alternatively, he is married or related to someone whose investments have really paid off...and leaves it all to him.
* '''Parodied''': Everyone at the oil company, indeed all of Tropestan, is like this.
* '''Zig Zagged''': Some Tropestani oil-investors become wealthy, others do not.
* '''Averted''': Bob does not become wealthy from investing in Tropestani oil companies.
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* '''Lampshaded''': "Wow! Tropestani oil is worth gazillions!"
* '''Invoked''': Bob hears from his friend talking about oil investments.
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* '''Defied''': Bob doesn't want to invest in oil, because a) [[PostPeakOil it doesn't last forever]] b) [[GreenAesop it is a pollutant]] and c) lots of people are [[NoBloodForPhlebotinum fighting over it]].
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* '''Conversed''': ???
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