Scrooge McDuck or Uncle Scrooge is a fictional Scottish character, created by Carl Barks, who first appeared in the story "Christmas on Bear Mountain" published in "Dell Comics Four Color Comics" #178 in December 1947. Over the decades, Scrooge has emerged from being just a supporting character of the Donald Duck Universe, spawning his own comic book series, Uncle Scrooge with subsequent appearances in various television specials, films, and video games. The popular 1987 animated series DuckTales follows the adventures of Scrooge, his nephews Huey, Dewey and Louie Duck and their life situated in the fictional city, Duckburg.
Scrooge's name is based on the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge, a character from Charles Dickens's "A Christmas Carol". Scrooge, along with several other characters of Duckburg, has enjoyed international popularity, particularly in Europe, and is frequently translated into other languages.
Scrooge is the richest duck in the world, rivaled by Flintheart Glomgold, John D. Rockerduck and, less prominent, the maharaja of the fictional country Howdoyoustan, having worked his way up the financial ladder from humble immigrant roots.
He keeps his wealth in a massive Money Bin overlooking the city of Duckburg. A shrewd businessman and noted tightwad, his hobbies include diving into his money like a dolphin, burrowing through it like a gopher, and throwing coins into the air to feel them fall upon his skull. He is also the richest member of The Billionaires Club of Duckburg, a society which includes the most successful businessmen of the world and allows them to keep connections with each other. Glomgold and Rockerduck are also influential members of the Club. His most prized possesion is his "Number One Dime".
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