Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Dr. Cullen tops the Forbes Fictional 15 List
No. 1 Cullen, Carlisle
Net Worth: $34.1 billion
Source: Compound Interest, Long-Term Investments
Marital Status: Married (5 adopted children)
Hometown: Forks, Wash.
Immortal vampire and small-town doctor has quietly amassed a fortune over three centuries. In 1670 received generous handout from Italian friends; put savings in bank, reaped billions in compound interest. Made shrewd long-term investments in steel, gold, oil, thanks to prescience of daughter turned financial advisor Alice; saw recessions coming, invested early in Wal-Mart, Apple. Earned doctor's salary for 340 years without paying for groceries, health care expenses. Avoids sunshine and public displays of wealth, but owns several valuable properties, including yacht, private island, collection of Renaissance art. New member.