Downton Abbey faithful knew Lord Robert Crawley, Earl of Grantham, married the American Cora Levinson for her family’s money – and now we know just how much he got out of the deal. According to Forbes’ Fictional 15 – an annual list of the richest fictional characters – the Earl is worth an estimated $1.1 billion in today’s dollars. No wonder Lady Mary was so upset that she couldn’t inherit.
Robert is a newcomer to Forbes’ club, but he might not be there for long. In season three, the Crawley family encounters a bit of financial hardship and must appeal to Cora’s mother — played by Shirley MacLaine — for help.
Also joining the Earl is Game of Thrones villain Lord Tywin Lannister, who commands a fortune of $2.1 billion, and Lisbeth Salander, whose hacking skills earned her $2.4 billion.
Others on the list include the usual suspects – Richie Rich, Bruce Wayne, and C. Montgomery Burns. Falling off this year? Scrooge McDuck, who lost his money to his arch-nemesis Flintheart Glomgold. Read the full list here!