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The Earl of Grantham joins Forbes' list of richest fictional characters

EARL GRANTHAM

(Nick Briggs)

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!

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Originally posted April 23 2012 — 7:26 PM EDT

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