On How Much Money You Need To Realistically Recreate The Scrooge McDuck 'Gold Coin Swim'

Ah, but the money in the Money Bin is not all gold…. it’s Scrooge McDuck’s personal money collection! Every coin in that bin relates to a particular adventure (W OS 386-02). It is not his entire net worth. He also can tell the personal history of each coin, and its exact location in the bin. (KD 0190) Any Scrooge scholar knows that his net worth is “nine fantasticatillion, four billion-jillion, centrifugalillion dollars and sixteen cents”. (W WDC 155-01) (http://coa.inducks.org/story.php?c=W+WDC+155-01) And that he was “smarter than the smarties and tougher than the toughies, and [he] made it square!” which most 1%ers can’t claim. Since it contains a variety of coins and bills, the actual worth is much more, as some of the coins are quite rare in circulation. (Well, not really… Scrooge has numerous copies and could flood the market. But that’s the plot for “Money Pit” mentioned above, recycled/reworked from “The Trouble With Dimes”.) For more on the money bin, Keno Don Rosa, civil engineer, drew up blueprints for the Money Bin on Killmotor Hill, and wrote an excellent story involving the Money Bin as a character vs. the Beagle Boys. donrosa.wikispaces.com/Moneybin+Blueprints http://coa.inducks.org/story.php?c=D+17005 There’s also this: http://www.flickr.com/photos/matsgull/s … 185120037/ And…The Forbes Fictional Fifteen! http://www.forbes.com/special-report/2012/fictional-15-12/fictional-15.html (The Beatrix will enjoy #1!) In 2011, Scrooge had a net worth of $44.1 Billion.

Posted on May 7, 2012 at 2:06 pm 0