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Just how much was Smaug worth? (And did he have life insurance?)

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Apr 6 2011, 5:55pm


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Helmets off to Michael Noer at Forbes. He has written a tremendously funny and intelligent piece for Forbes as part of its "Fictional 15" look at fictionally rich characters, including everybody's favorite worm of Middle-earth. He walks us through Smaug's net worth:


We know from the novel that Smaug’s wealth comes down to three primary components, the mound of silver and gold that he sleeps on, the diamonds and other precious gemstones encrusted in his underbelly, and the “Arkenstone of Thrain,” which is depicted as something like the Hope Diamond on steroids.


Smaug The Unassessably Wealthy and 14 other fictional characters can be found here whiile the bit focusing on Tolkien's creation can be found right here. Can two films based on J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Hobbit" (featuring Smaug) earn a sum equal to a dragon's hoard? Enjoy and discuss!

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Just how much was Smaug worth? (And did he have life insurance?) News from Bree Send a private message to News from Bree Apr 6 2011, 5:55pm
    To say nothing of SirDennisC Send a private message to SirDennisC Apr 6 2011, 11:50pm
    Excellent point MrCere Send a private message to MrCere Apr 6 2011, 11:52pm
        I don't mind being that guy here SirDennisC Send a private message to SirDennisC Apr 7 2011, 12:16am
    Superb. Ataahua Send a private message to Ataahua Apr 7 2011, 12:15am
    Intresting. glorinfidell Send a private message to glorinfidell Apr 7 2011, 1:17am
    Wow, very good, though I take issue with Smaug's size. Eruonen Send a private message to Eruonen Apr 7 2011, 3:12pm
        Tolkiens illustration Gimilkhad Send a private message to Gimilkhad Apr 7 2011, 3:40pm
            Wow SirDennisC Send a private message to SirDennisC Apr 7 2011, 6:50pm
                if Bilbo is around 3' the illustration shows Smaug only about 45' Eruonen Send a private message to Eruonen Apr 7 2011, 8:54pm
        Smaug's size Otaku-sempai Send a private message to Otaku-sempai Apr 7 2011, 5:03pm
        More on Smaug's size... Otaku-sempai Send a private message to Otaku-sempai Apr 7 2011, 6:12pm
            Here is a great chart from another mythology...Pern Eruonen Send a private message to Eruonen Apr 7 2011, 6:31pm
    LOL at the "Fast Facts"! RosieLass Send a private message to RosieLass Apr 7 2011, 3:44pm
    Another question, who would have insured Lake Town? Eruonen Send a private message to Eruonen Apr 7 2011, 5:51pm
    They made one potentially serious error. Flagg Send a private message to Flagg Apr 7 2011, 6:41pm
    Aflac!!!/ Owain Send a private message to Owain Apr 7 2011, 6:46pm
        Or GEICO? RosieLass Send a private message to RosieLass Apr 7 2011, 8:59pm
            Haha! Good one. Owain Send a private message to Owain Apr 7 2011, 9:03pm
        Smaug alights like a water-bird... // Flagg Send a private message to Flagg Apr 7 2011, 9:03pm
    I also wondered how much difference it would make... RosieLass Send a private message to RosieLass Apr 7 2011, 9:13pm
    The Clampetts? jrpipik Send a private message to jrpipik Apr 7 2011, 9:52pm
        Well, the Clampetts were from the SW Missouri Ozarks area and their Eruonen Send a private message to Eruonen Apr 8 2011, 4:57am
    Scrooge McDuck is still my hero. Laitholiel_the_SeaElf Send a private message to Laitholiel_the_SeaElf Apr 9 2011, 1:40am

 
 
 

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