We love them and we love to hate them. Fictional millionaires are in almost every one of our favorite books. They’re the characters who create obstacles, help save the world, or sometimes they fund our favorite adventures. Here are just seven of our favorite fictional millionaires and richer to celebrate Be a Millionaire Day, whether we love them or hate them.
- Dracula from Dracula
Probably one of the most classic millionaires in literary history, Count Dracula’s wealth is shown right from the beginning. I mean come on who lives in an epic castle and isn’t rich? Maybe him being a vampire should terrify me, but living in a castle with that kind of money seems to balance it out.
- Tony Stark from Iron Man
One of the most arrogant fictional characters, but I guess it kind of comes with the territory of being a millionaire. Don’t get me wrong, I do like Tony Stark and his arrogance does tone down a bit, but don’t challenge this guy to who can spend the most on new tech.
- Lucius Malfoy from Harry Potter
Although rich, Lucius can be quite the coward. Father of Harry Potter’s enemy in school, Draco Malfoy, and follower of Harry’s arch nemesis, Voldemort, Lucius is one of Harry’s biggest obstacles. Especially considering the fact that the whole second novel wouldn’t have happened were it not for Lucius.
- Carlisle Cullen from Twilight
Considering he is a doctor who has lived for thousands of years, Carlisle Cullen has built quite a bit of a savings account and who knows how much interest on top of that. But he kind of has to be a millionaire with all the people he pulls into his vampire family.
- Smaug the Dragon from The Hobbit
Smaug might as well be the picture next to the word millionaire in the dictionary. For the most part all he does is sleep in his giant pile of gold and attack whoever tries to steal his gold from him. What a life it would be just sleep on all that gold all day every day.
- Jay Gatsby from The Great Gatsby
One of the few new money characters that may show up in fiction, Jay Gatsby becomes rich because of his bootlegging business. The American dream all wrapped up into one character.
- President Coriolanus Snow from The Hunger Games
One of the most hated fictional millionaires of all time. He sends children out to get murdered! Wouldn’t it be nice to send him into his own Hunger Games?
There are so many other interesting millionaires in the fiction world, but these are just some favorites. Whether you hate them or love them they are some of the biggest influences in all the novels they are in.