Sunday, November 18, 2012
Smaug the CEO?
Forbes did a countdown of the fifteen richest fictional characters at all time. It's good, or perhaps not entirely coincidental, that the upcoming The Hobbit's primary nemesis, Smaug the Tremendous, came in at a whopping estimated $62 billion, enough to make Bill Gates green with envy. He even beat out Scrooge McDuck - and that's saying something. But then, a note to CEOs and tycoons everywhere: due to his arrogance he ended up losing it all to a hobbit and a clever thrush. So those resting high on the mounds of electronic wealth stored in our nation's economic infrastructure beware!