Scrooge McDuck is a fictional character forged by Carl Banks for the Walt Disney company. The Scottish duck happens to be rich and mean uncle of Donald Duck. In 1947, he made his first appearance in Four Color Comic’s ‘Christmas on Bear Mountain’ story. Over the years, he has become one of the popular and recognizable characters of Disney due to his multiple appearances in the supporting role.
Scrooge McDuck was born in Scotland in December 1867. His name was inspired by Charles Dickens ‘A Christmas Carol’ protagonist Ebenezer Scrooge. He is the son of Downy O’Drake and Fergus McDuck.
The uncle of Donald Duck maintains a healthy relationship with two of his sisters, Hortense and Matilda McDuck. Gideon McDuck is the younger brother of Mr. McDuck.
The sharp-minded duck never completed his education but pursued his career as a Treasure Hunter. Scrooge McDuck, being a firm believer in ‘Knowledge is Power’, adopted three ducks as his nephews when his original nephew, Donald duck, left his house to serve Navy. The relationship between him and his adopted nephews Huey, Dewey, and Louie Duck, was enlightened in the DuckTales series.
He made his appearance as a business tycoon in Christmas on Bear Mountain in December 1947. In 1948’s The Old Castle’s Secret comic, he established himself as a popular treasure hunter. From 1940 to 1950, Mr. McDuck made fewer appearances ahead of the audience.
His character gained a lot of attention in the 1950s The Magic Hourglass where Donald Duck mentioned about him owning the Duckburg. Scrooge revealed his dark side in all the comic appearances between 1950 to 1980.
Later, almost after a decade, He returned in an iconic role of Great-uncle in the DuckTales series. The DuckTales series highlighted his love and gratitude towards his adopted nephews Huey, Dewey, and Louie. The DuckTales series revealed an anti-villain ahead of the audience.
Awards & Achievements
The character of Scrooge McDuck helped Don Rosa to receive the Will Eisner Award in 1995. One of the Achievements of Scrooge McDuck is his biography ‘The Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck’ written by Don Rosa. McDuck’s biography was one of the favorites to receive the Comics Buyer’s Guide Fan Award for Favorite Reprint Graphic Novel in 1997.
Net Worth of Scrooge McDuck
As per Forbes’s official website, Scrooge McDuck ranks 6th in the list of Fobes Fictional 15 rich characters. As of February 2023, The net worth of Scrooge McDuck is estimated to be around $8 Billion. The primary source of Mr. McDuck’s income is mining. The owner of Duckburg is also an entrepreneur. The reboot of the series DuckTales in 2018 should shine his fortune even brighter.
The Scottish Adventurer duck is an amusing comic character of Walt Disney company. The baffling facts about his wealth prove his importance in Disney comics. The audience’s favorite villainous duck has and will entertain us in the future.