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Forbes Fictional 15

Post by whisperwood » Thu Jun 26, 2008 12:54 pm

Have you seen this? Forgot i even favorited this. It's rather fun. And a bit old. I'm sorry if you've already seen it.
http://www.forbes.com/2007/12/11/lucius ... alfoy.html
http://www.forbes.com/2005/12/01/potter ... ofile.html

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#14 Malfoy, Lucius
Net Worth: $1.6 billion
Source: Inheritance
Age: 51
Marital Status: Married
Hometown: Wiltshire, England
Education: Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry

Patriarch of ancient wizarding family still standing after defeat of Dark Lord Voldemort and his Death Eaters at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Malfoy, himself a convicted criminal and Azkaban prison escapee, miraculously managed to avoid being sent back to jail thanks to well-timed "donations" to charities supported by influential Ministry of Magic employees. Now reunited with family and unfettered by criminal charges, Malfoy is aggressively pursuing new business enterprises. In June, attempted to corner the global cauldron market. In August, sold short more than $1 billion worth of Galleons, forcing Gringotts Bank to devalue and withdraw the currency from the Wizardly Exchange Rate Mechanism. Member since 2005.



Lucius Malfoy
David M. Ewalt

When Lucius Malfoy was sent to jail over a year ago, the business world assumed he'd slip into poverty, obscurity and eventual madness. Azkaban prison has a way of destroying its detainees, and few observers figured he would be able to remain solvent.

But instead, Malfoy has prospered. The ivory-haired devil’s fortune increased nearly 30% over the last year. It's a major vindication for the 51-year-old wizard, and an indication that Malfoy's portfolio--and his mission to destroy Harry Potter--still has lots of life left in it.

Much of Malfoy's gain can be attributed to surging commodities markets. The price of gold is at its highest level since 1987, up 16% since January alone. Malfoy's stores of gold galleons and silver sickles--among the purest mintings of those metals known--have appreciated significantly.

His stock portfolio has also fared well. Most wizards eschew "Muggle" markets, preferring to invest in Goblin mutual funds or Niffler futures. But Malfoy bucks the trend, holding shares in a variety of companies, including Wal-Mart Stores (nyse: WMT - news - people ), Microsoft (nasdaq: MSFT - news - people ) and Halliburton (nyse: HAL - news - people ). "I am constantly on the alert for opportunities to exploit you filthy Muggles," he told us nearly seven years ago (see: “Malfoy’s Malicious Methods” Forbes, Mar. 21, 1999).

And the value of Malfoy's personal possessions has appreciated significantly. Since the return of Lord Voldemort, artifacts and tools of the Dark Arts have become hugely popular, trading briskly in secondary markets like eBay (nasdaq: EBAY - news - people ) and Borgin and Burke's. As the patriarch of an ancient family, Malfoy is reputed to hold a wealth of valuable objects. Despite repeated searches of Malfoy Manor, his home in Wiltshire, the Ministry of Magic has been unable to find any prohibited items--but sources close to the family say they still possess countless treasures.

Despite these material gains, it’s clear Lucius' imprisonment has been personally painful. His wife, Narcissa, has reportedly begun making midnight visits to a "family friend," a tall, thin and greasy-haired professor at the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. And Draco, Lucius' only son, disappeared this year following the murder of Hogwarts headmaster Albus Dumbledore.

"The whole lot of 'em are rotten," says Alastor "Mad Eye" Moody, a former dark-wizard hunter, or Auror, for the Ministry of Magic. "I tell you, it'd be better for the rest of us if they were all turned into ferrets."

More than anything else, Malfoy's stint in Azkaban has affected his political standing. In the past, Malfoy was one of the biggest contributors to political campaigns and causes in the wizard world; a major supporter of the conservative Gurdyroot PAC, The Black Cat Foundation and Ghouls for Better Government. Officials ranging from the merest bureaucrat to the Minister of Magic himself have owed their position to Malfoy--and have been forced to support his pure-blood, anti-Muggle positions.

Now, as a convicted felon, Malfoy is banned from making contributions to political causes. And since he's been positively identified as a Death Eater--as Lord Voldemort's most ardent followers call themselves--it's likely few politicians will continue to associate with him.

But don't count out this cunning conjurer just yet. With Voldemort's power on the rise and the future of the wizarding world very much in question, it would be naive to dismiss the possibility of a comeback by Lucius Malfoy.

"I don't know how long Azkaban's going to hold him," says Nymphadora Tonks, an Auror who was present the night Malfoy was arrested breaking into the Department of Mysteries. "I expect we haven't seen the last of that git."

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Re: Forbes Fictional 15

Post by marilaine » Thu Jun 26, 2008 1:29 pm

whisperwood wrote:Have you seen this? Forgot i even favorited this. It's rather fun. And a bit old. I'm sorry if you've already seen it.
http://www.forbes.com/2007/12/11/lucius ... alfoy.html
http://www.forbes.com/2005/12/01/potter ... ofile.html

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#14 Malfoy, Lucius
Net Worth: $1.6 billion
Source: Inheritance
Age: 51
Marital Status: Married
Hometown: Wiltshire, England
Education: Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry

Patriarch of ancient wizarding family still standing after defeat of Dark Lord Voldemort and his Death Eaters at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Malfoy, himself a convicted criminal and Azkaban prison escapee, miraculously managed to avoid being sent back to jail thanks to well-timed "donations" to charities supported by influential Ministry of Magic employees. Now reunited with family and unfettered by criminal charges, Malfoy is aggressively pursuing new business enterprises. In June, attempted to corner the global cauldron market. In August, sold short more than $1 billion worth of Galleons, forcing Gringotts Bank to devalue and withdraw the currency from the Wizardly Exchange Rate Mechanism. Member since 2005.



Lucius Malfoy
David M. Ewalt

When Lucius Malfoy was sent to jail over a year ago, the business world assumed he'd slip into poverty, obscurity and eventual madness. Azkaban prison has a way of destroying its detainees, and few observers figured he would be able to remain solvent.

But instead, Malfoy has prospered. The ivory-haired devil’s fortune increased nearly 30% over the last year. It's a major vindication for the 51-year-old wizard, and an indication that Malfoy's portfolio--and his mission to destroy Harry Potter--still has lots of life left in it.

Much of Malfoy's gain can be attributed to surging commodities markets. The price of gold is at its highest level since 1987, up 16% since January alone. Malfoy's stores of gold galleons and silver sickles--among the purest mintings of those metals known--have appreciated significantly.

His stock portfolio has also fared well. Most wizards eschew "Muggle" markets, preferring to invest in Goblin mutual funds or Niffler futures. But Malfoy bucks the trend, holding shares in a variety of companies, including Wal-Mart Stores (nyse: WMT - news - people ), Microsoft (nasdaq: MSFT - news - people ) and Halliburton (nyse: HAL - news - people ). "I am constantly on the alert for opportunities to exploit you filthy Muggles," he told us nearly seven years ago (see: “Malfoy’s Malicious Methods” Forbes, Mar. 21, 1999).

And the value of Malfoy's personal possessions has appreciated significantly. Since the return of Lord Voldemort, artifacts and tools of the Dark Arts have become hugely popular, trading briskly in secondary markets like eBay (nasdaq: EBAY - news - people ) and Borgin and Burke's. As the patriarch of an ancient family, Malfoy is reputed to hold a wealth of valuable objects. Despite repeated searches of Malfoy Manor, his home in Wiltshire, the Ministry of Magic has been unable to find any prohibited items--but sources close to the family say they still possess countless treasures.

Despite these material gains, it’s clear Lucius' imprisonment has been personally painful. His wife, Narcissa, has reportedly begun making midnight visits to a "family friend," a tall, thin and greasy-haired professor at the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. And Draco, Lucius' only son, disappeared this year following the murder of Hogwarts headmaster Albus Dumbledore.

"The whole lot of 'em are rotten," says Alastor "Mad Eye" Moody, a former dark-wizard hunter, or Auror, for the Ministry of Magic.
"I tell you, it'd be better for the rest of us if they were all turned into ferrets."
More than anything else, Malfoy's stint in Azkaban has affected his political standing. In the past, Malfoy was one of the biggest contributors to political campaigns and causes in the wizard world; a major supporter of the conservative Gurdyroot PAC, The Black Cat Foundation and Ghouls for Better Government. Officials ranging from the merest bureaucrat to the Minister of Magic himself have owed their position to Malfoy--and have been forced to support his pure-blood, anti-Muggle positions.

Now, as a convicted felon, Malfoy is banned from making contributions to political causes. And since he's been positively identified as a Death Eater--as Lord Voldemort's most ardent followers call themselves--it's likely few politicians will continue to associate with him.

But don't count out this cunning conjurer just yet. With Voldemort's power on the rise and the future of the wizarding world very much in question, it would be naive to dismiss the possibility of a comeback by Lucius Malfoy.

"I don't know how long Azkaban's going to hold him," says Nymphadora Tonks, an Auror who was present the night Malfoy was arrested breaking into the Department of Mysteries. "I expect we haven't seen the last of that git."
51?Like hell! :rave He's much younger than that? Who wrote this? This is an outrage! Bloody gits!
Ferrets? "Why is it always ferrets?"

This is fab, Andrea. Thank you! :hands
No, really, who wrote it? Lucius' age is way off. ~marilaine :hug :adore

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Post by Angel Tavington » Thu Jun 26, 2008 1:37 pm

51???!!! yeah, I think he's much younger...? :shock:
Well, I don't know his age in the books, I'm not a fan of HP (sorry).



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Post by whisperwood » Fri Jun 27, 2008 4:22 pm

I really have no idea how old Lucius is supposed to be either. I never thought it was that important for the plot, lol. The Harry Potter Wiki says Lucius was born in 1954. And I'm not that obsessed with HP to know what year the series was meant to take place in. Sorry ^_^

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Post by Helen8 » Fri Jun 27, 2008 6:43 pm

Sounds like a good spinoff to me, J.K.!

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Post by DhaniGrrrrl » Sat Jun 28, 2008 1:39 pm

According to OOtP, Lucius was 41...

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Post by whisperwood » Sat Jun 28, 2008 9:54 pm

Thank you Dhani :D

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Post by Angel Tavington » Sat Jun 28, 2008 10:05 pm

Thanks Dhani... a bit younger than I thought. *smiles*




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