Showing posts with label Scrooge. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Scrooge. Show all posts

Tuesday, March 17, 2020


Who are the 15 Richest Fictional Characters? 
How they make their Money? 
How they spend their Money?

The Richest Fictional Characters

This list is partly bullshit since the net worth of the last five nominees is vastly underrated. They are Billionaires not mere Millionaires?! How did Walden Schmidt came from selling his company $1.3 Billion and is only worth £8.9 Million???

Interesting nonetheless!


Friday, June 5, 2015

JEMMY WOOD, first commoner to become millionaire

James Wood 1756-1836

Figure of James Wood
Jemmy was the first commoner to become millionaire, but was famous for being a miser. He is mentioned in Charles Dickens' book "Our Mutual Friend", and may have inspired Dickens to create "Scrooge".
An Eccentric Banker, Draper, Undertaker and Miser?
He made his fortune by running the 'Gloucester Old Bank' in Westgate Street. There were many stories about his meanness including that he dressed in shabby clothes, and even turned down the Mayor's job because of the expense. He was disliked so much that a newspaper reported that crowds jeered and threw stones at his coffin during his funeral in St Mary de Crypt Church. However, he may have been less mean than is generally thought. According to his diaries he had a busy social life, and enjoyed good food.

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