The 2014 Emmys saw some of the biggest and most popular TV series compete for the top spots. The categories ranged from actors to directors, however, Forbes has come forward with an interesting perspective; by estimating the real-world value in US dollars of the fictional fortunes described in each series.
The richest party of the list is the Iron Bank of Braavos, whose fortune has been estimated to be $1.8 trillion in assets and money. Boasts that the Lannisters always pay their debt fall flat when it comes to their obligations to the Iron Bank.
- House of Cards:
Raymond Tusk’s business partner, the corrupt Xander Feng made his $50 billion in telecom. Weaving around political webs is apparently his favourite pastime.
The majority stake in the evolved advertising company, Sterling Cooper & Partners, has been estimated at $215.3 million. Coups, mergers and corporate competition have made this one lucrative company.
The fictional Yorkshire country estate of Downton Abbey is listed as $54.5 million. The Crawley family and all their servants, it appears, are sitting on a very handsome fortune.
- Breaking Bad:
Walter White first turned to manufacturing methamphetamine to pay for his cancer treatment bills, then to support his family and eventually, because he was the best at what he did. Forbes estimated his profits at a height of $80 million, but Heisenberg was finally left knocking on Elliott Schwartz door with $9.7 million.