J. R. R. Tolkien began work on The Hobbit one day early in the 1930s, when he was marking School papers. He found a blank page. Suddenly inspired, he wrote the words, “In a hole in the ground, there lived a hobbit.”
Every year, Forbes creates a list of the 15 wealthiest fictional characters called the Forbes Fictional 15. The richest fictional character as of 2013 is Smaug, the gold hoarding dragon from “The Hobbit,” with an estimated wealth of $62 billion.