Twilight's Carlisle Cullen - Fiction's Richest Man according to Forbes

Forbes magazine has released its annual ranking of the wealthiest fictional characters and I was really surprised to see that the richest man is Dr. Carlisle Cullen, the patriarch of Twilight’s coven of vampires.

But then I realized, the good-looking small town doctor has a great advantage over other entrants, given that he’s had a few hundred years to accumulate his assets. He also has Alice, who is able to give excellent stock advice because of her ability to see into the future.

Dr. Cullen edged out Bruce Wayne (Batman) and Tony Stark (Iron Man) with an estimated fortune of $34 billion. According to the mag, the 370-year-old bloodsucker received a generous handout from Italian friends in 1670 and is a collector of fine art, adding immensely to his inheritance.

Carlisle Cullen, born in the 1640s, is a vampire and the founder and leader of the Olympic Coven. He is the second husband of Esme Cullen and the adoptive father of Emmett, Alice, and Edward Cullen, as well as the adoptive father of Jasper and Rosalie Hale. Carlisle is the adoptive father-in-law of Bella Cullen and the adoptive grandfather of Renesmee Cullen.

Carlisle has an unparalleled gift of compassion; this allowed him to perfect his lifestyle as a "vegetarian" among vampires, to the point that he is able to completely resist the temptation of human blood even if it is in large amounts.

I can't believe he's richer than Richie Rich! And hello, Chuck Bass??? :)

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