Tuesday, September 13, 2016

The Richest James Bond villains

Who are the richest James Bond villains?
Who is the richest Bond villain?


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Forget about the henchmen and lackeys, this article is only about the main antagonists, the truly interesting, those who have the Money and the Power and a lot of both. 

As any James Bond fan know all Bond nemesis are wealthy, powerful and influent. In fact, just like in real-life, Bond villains need tons of Money to be efficient evil-doers.


"All James Bond's best enemies were Billionaires." - Ice-T


With a combined worth of $26.2 Billion, here are the top 10 richest Bond villains as determined by the highly reputable Forbes magazine. Only movies were take into consideration, not the Ian Fleming books.

  1. Hugo Drax, $7.6 Billion  - Moonraker (1979)
  2. Auric Goldfinger, $6.5 Billion  - Goldfinger (1964)
  3. Max Zorin, $5.3 Billion  - A View To A Kill (1983)
  4. Elliot Carver, $3.9 Billion  - Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)
  5. Frank Sanchez, $1 Billion  - License to Kill (1989)
  6. Ernst Stavro Blofeld, $640 Million  - From Russia With Love (1963), Thunderball (1965), You Only Live Twice (1967), On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (1969), Diamonds Are Forever (1971), For Your Eyes Only (1981) 
  7. Karl Stromberg, $625 Million  - The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)
  8. Elektra King, $420 Million  - The World Is Not Enough (1999)
  9. Francisco Scaramanga, $115 Million  - The Man With The Golden Gun (1974)
  10. Dr. No, $110 Million  - Dr. No (1964)





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Here are some very interesting studies analysing James Bond villains business strategy with a real-life perspective. As the author Kevin Patrick Leech observed, many of the Bond villains business approaches are far from brillant. 

One thing for sure is that every Bond villain make the same stupid mistake of letting James Bond alive instead of killing him when they had the occasion.







If you are like me, you can't get enough of watching and re-watching each and everyone of James Bond classic movies. 

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Source: http://www.forbes.com/sites/abrambrown/2015/11/02/the-richest-james-bond-villains/#4b1219974496

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