Top 10 Highest Earning Fictional Characters, 2003

Updated February 28, 2017 | Infoplease Staff
The Top TenDecember 10 - 17

Highest-Earning Fictional Characters

The earnings are based on worldwide revenue related to toy merchandising, videogame sales, publishing and box-office earnings, and DVD/VHS sales and rentals.

RankCharacterCreatorEstimated Earnings, 2003
1.Mickey MouseWalt Disney$5.8 billion
2.Winnie the PoohA. A. Milne$5.6 billion
3.Frodo BagginsJ.R.R. Tolkein$2.9 billion
4.Harry PotterJ. K. Rowling$2.8 billion
5.NemoAndrew Stanton$2 billion
6.Yu-Gi-Oh!Kazuki Takahashi$1.6 billion
7.SpongeBob SquarePantsSteve Hillenberg$1.5 billion
8.Spider-ManStan Lee and Steve Ditko$1.3 billion
9.WolverineStan Lee and Jack Kirby$900 million
10.PikachuSatoshi Tajiri$825 million
Character must be fictional and part of a narrative.
Source: Forbes.

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