There is no building on the Duckburg skyline as recognizable as Scrooge McDuck’s money bin, a twelve storey building first introduced in the Uncle Scrooge comic stories by Carl Barks in 1951. Behind dozens of booby traps and a strong safe door, the richest duck in the world (listed third on The Forbes Fictional 15 list this year) holds here a sea of money, a total of three cubic acres, in which the old miser likes to dive like a dolphin and burrow through like a gopher.
Throughout the years the Money Bin has been the target of many repeated assaults by Scrooge’s enemies who try to steal his treasured money, such as his archnemesis Flintheart Glomgold, the Beagle Boys, and Magica DeSpell, who is after Scrooge’s Number One Dime. The famous building has been tossed around quite a bit in the half century of its existence; it was moved around, cracked open, minituarized and even put upside down.
Scrooge’s wealth is estimated at five multiplujillion, nine impossibidillion, seven fantasticatrillion dollars and sixteen cents, but most of this is invested in his properties and businesses around the world, while the Bin holds only the money he earned himself, personally.
He is the richest member of The Billionaires Club of Duckburg, a society which includes the most successful businessmen of the world. When we asked Mr McDuck if he had any advice for the aspiring billionaires reading this at home, he commented, “That’s the trouble with you young scallawags of today… You expect to start in at the top instead of working up from the bottom, like I did.”