Taking their place is a cast of new characters including Ming the Merciless,
who ranks second on this year's list. With the existence of this evil alien 
overlord only recently confirmed by the U.S. government, we've had difficulty
separating planetary wealth from his personal fortune, but we can safely say
his net worth is at least $20.9 billion, and potentially much higher. Variously
described as "control freak," "micro-manager," "vile despot" or "a kinder Steve
Ballmer," Ming is best known for his fixation on NASA public relations
specialist Dale Arden, girlfriend of astronaut Flash Gordon.
from Forbes Fictional Fifteen 2007