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Being a simpsons geek myself I have to join in on this. My question is are we talking about today or any time durning the shows run. Because Homer had this one line to Ned about how Nad only makes little more (I think $75) than himself but this was before the Leftoriam open.
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Now maybe I just missed it, but I need a good explanation of why DR thinks Smithers makes *less* than Homer, Lenny, and Carl. I know his apartment isn't exactly the best in town, but isn't he usually busy tucking in Burnsie, washing his eyeballs, serving him breakfast??...it's a 24 hour a day job. He's gotta be loaded.



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The only way I could see Smithers making less than Lenny, Carl or Homer is the fact Mr. Burns knows the real reason that Smithers enjoys working for him, and has never let anybody else know of that fact.

He then exploits that fact by paying him a small salary, knowing he has a loyal serf.





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Here is Dean's list so it will be easier to see what everyone is talking about.
FROM RICHEST TO POOREST:

Hank Scorpio
Mr Burns
Rainier Wolfcastle
Krusty The Clown
Mayor Diamond Jim Quimby
Dr Hibbert
Troy McClure
Kent Brockman
Superintendent Chalmers
Police Chief Clancy Wiggum
Pedro The Bumblebee Man
Apu
Carl
Lenny
Homer
Principal Seymour Skinner
Patty Bouvier
Selma Bouvier
Comic book Guy
Ned Flanders
Edna Krabbabel
Waylon Smithers
Dr. Nick Riveria
Moe
Sideshow Mel
Otto
Barney Gumble
Lionel Hutz
Gil
Cletus
Scooter Trash
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Wouldn't Krusty be a little further down the list due to his gambling hobby?



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Well, are we talking income, or cash-on-hand? Krusty may well have a high income -- how he pisses it away is another matter.




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#8 Posted on
We may have to put Kent Brockman higher...he DID win the lottery, remember.

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Where would Professor Frink, and Groundskeeper Willy be on the list? I noticed they're not on the list.



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#10 Posted on
If we're talking strictly about income, I think Dr. Nick has to be higher. How else can he pay off all the malpractice suits against him?

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#11 Posted on
Principal Skinner has to be lower on the list. Remember, he only makes 25k as a Principal (but then again, he paints houses in the summer).
And remember, Krusty did owe lots of money to the IRS, causing his cash stream to diminish.
And, considering Ned always has better items and is the owner of his own business (plus Skinner was jealous of him when he was dating Crabapple) I'd put him higher on the list.
Where is the female lawyer who occassionally appears (dating Ned, MENSA group)? Her cash value has to be up in the top 10.



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#12 Posted on
Well, we have to decide: Are we going to rank by income, or total assets? And are we going to rank each character by their average income/assets, or their highest income/assets?

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I'm not a fan of the last few seasons, so any character-changing events contained wherein would likely not be reflected below. I'm using Dean's list as a starter and adding a few (and maybe dropping some).

Charles Montgomery Burns
Hank Scorpio

I can see the reasoning for putting Hank Scorpio at #1. The Volcano Base W/Deathray, the bikini ninja assassins, the pockets full of sweet, sweet sugar. Other criteria that might put him at #1 would be overpaying for his employees when he raids the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant. But man, think of all that overhead. Scorpio is just throwing money away, while Burns spends practically nothing and has the evil know-how to rebuild his immense fortune in 22 minutes every time he loses it. And think of the overhead on having to maintain the entire East Coast.

Plus, Burns has old money. Ancient money, even. That's better than new money. Scorpio most likely also belongs to some sinister SPECTRE-like organization and has to pay membership dues. Burns built his sun-blocker on the spur of the moment and didn't have to worry about any evil overlords. And he had the Ramones killed. Scorpio, on the other hand, could only afford to buy the Denver Broncos.

*Roger Meyers, Jr. - I don't know how the Chester J. Lampwick lawsuit would change his status, but he does own Itchy & Scratchy Studios and gets all the money from Itchy & Scratchy Land (though you have to factor in Euro Itchy & Scratchy Land as a money drain). Also produced the most successful film of all time, Itchy & Scratchy: The Movie.

Rainier Wolfcastle - Definitely next, despite some late career flops. He also married into money.

*Herb Simpson - Special case, only applies to before the release of The Homer.

Krusty The Clown - Would be higher for owning Krusty-Lu studios, but his crippling addiction to gambling and pornography slides him down the list.

*Lucious Sweet - Drederick Tatum's manager. He's exactly as rich and as famous as Don King, and he looks just like him, too!

Kent Brockman - Bumped him up for winning the lottery, but lower than the above for his conspicuous consumption and the fact that he needed to keep his job.

Mayor Diamond Joe Quimby - Instead of fleeing Springfield, he stayed there and grew fat off kickbacks and slush funds.

*Arthur Crandall - Manager of Gabbo, who was a license to print money for a few weeks there. Had to be worth something.

Troy McClure - Maybe should be ahead of Arthur Crandall, but he does have his vice. I don't know, did Doug McClure have more money than Ray Jay Johnson? Incidentally, the guy who plays McGarnigle would probably fit in here.

*Former President Gerald Ford - Homer's neighbor across the street. Speaking engagements, ya know.

*Malloy, the Springfield Cat Burglar - He's made a living at being a daring cat burglar and escaped at the end. Has to be able to keep up that well-heeled lifestyle in order to justify his accent.

Dr. Julius Hibbert - I guess here. He is the only legit doctor in the city of Springfield and probably The State In Which Springfield Is Located. Also, is a republican. Birc Barlow would be around here, too.

Sideshow Mel - Krusty is nationally syndicated.

The Bumblebee Guy - Local show, so he doesn't make McGarnigle money.

Waylon Smithers - Way too low on the original list. He's above Carl on the chain of command, isn't he?

Superintendent Chalmers
Carl Carlson - Homer's supervisor.
Police Chief Clancy Wiggum
*Hans Moleman - Made money collecting on his various life insurance policies, no doubt
Apu - Works 24 hours a day, seven days a week
Dr. Nick Riveria - Too low on the list, he's gotta be selling organs
Lenny
Homer
Patty Bouvier
Selma Bouvier
Ned Flanders - Flanders over Skinner thanks to Burns buying the left-handed stickshift car.
Principal Seymour Skinner
Comic book Guy
Moe - Moe makes more than the below due to his black market activities. Surely picked up Herman's illicit clientele after the blue jeans racket was shut down.
Edna Krabbabel
Barney Gumble - Would have been higher with his B-Sharps money, but used it to buy the Plow King truck.
Otto
Lionel Hutz
Cletus
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#14 Posted on
Homer is woefully underranked on each list. He has royalties from the B-Sharps album, the monetary prize from his Pulitzer, his house is paid off, and he owns the Denver Broncos. That should punch him higher up the list.




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#15 Posted on
1) Herb Simpson got his money back with the baby talker thing.

2) I think the bumblebee guy has a national show

3) What about Fat Tony!

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#16 Posted on
Hank Scorpio-easily the richest guy in the whole series; he's got a giant laser for God's sake! PLus, he invented wearing jeans with a sport coat, and that's sure to get him many royalties.
Kent Brockman-Won a ridiculous amount of money on the lottery, and still held on to a high-paying job at Springfeld TV Studios. May have lost some of his millions paying off Ted Kennedy after his llama bit him.
Mr. Burns-Also incredibly rich, although not as much as Brockman or Scorpio as he pretty much went bankrupt at one point. Getting $120million for a crappy recycling plant is a darn good deal, though.
Krusty-probably has less cash than Sideshow mel due to his various problems, although they may be compensated for by his lucrative Canyonero sponsorship. Still a big goon.
Sideshow Mel-Should most definitely be higher-check out the house he and his partner were going to buy. It had it's own bowling aley! Plus, I've a sneaking suspicion he rites mysteries on the side.
Moe-Sometimes rolling in it, sometimes broke; he makes thousands on panda and whale-smuggling enterprises and renting his back room out to Viet Cong internment camps, but has a tendency to blow it all by overspending on Helen Hunt soundalikes.
The Owner/Operator Of Springfield Retirement Castle-Grandpa donated Bea's millions to this noble cause, remember?
Homer-Has had more hare-brained schemes than all other folk put together, and must've squirrelled a lot away in order to take so much time of work. Has been a vigilante, a detective (Marge giggled at his Sherlock hat), a revitalising tonic seller, a beer baron, an advisor to Mel Gibson, a gorvernment fink, a grease wholesaler, the Chosen One Of The Stonecutters, a bodtguard, and many more that I've forgotten. That's gotta count for something.
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#17 Posted on | Instant Rating: 9.85

    Originally posted by tomvejada
    Where would Professor Frink, and Groundskeeper Willy be on the list? I noticed they're not on the list.

DR: GOLLDAMMIT! How did I forget Frink?

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What about Disco Stu? How successful is his nightclub? Or is it a $$$ loser like most clubs???

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#19 Posted on
We know Disco Stu has low overhead, since Disco Stu doesn't advertise.



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#20 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.44

    Originally posted by EddieBurkett
    We know Disco Stu has low overhead, since Disco Stu doesn't advertise.


Hahahahaha... indeed he doesn't.

What about his buisness, selling Disco records?



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