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Film Theory: Scrooge McDuck's Net Worth SOLVED! (Disney's DuckTales)
- Published on Aug 7, 2017 veröffentlicht
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Disney boasts a ton of classic franchises, but one of the best will always be DUCKTALES. I mean it created the childhood fantasy of swimming through a literal pool of GOLD! But one thing has always troubled me. Just how rich is Scrooge McDuck? Well buckle up, Theorists, because after days of research, hours of math, and a few good refreshing swims in the old money bin I have finally discovered the answer!
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Disney needs to give this guy a freaking award
@max sir They gave him money and clearly approve of the video it is sponsored by them, its right in the description of the video
He went crazy
Yes, yes, this is rowyn
Matpat: goes crazy over the lbs system
Me: *laughs in metric system*
@the unfunny channel how does the uk use imperial apart from on roads lol
Laughs in london stabbings
Heh... We have the best system.
yeah but in a way that everything he ever does is scientifically correct which is crazy
im too happy I dont have to deal with freedom units
More important theory: how does scrooge mcduck swim through all that gold and swimming through it without getting crushed under the massive weight
He dug tunnels
Because his sigma aura simply overwhelms physics
"It's not a liquid. It's a great many pieces of solid matter that form a hard floor like surface."
@Pineconicus it's probably fake, but not in his money bin,scrooge isn't dumb enough to put all his gold in that bin
Matpat never disappoints. Keep up the good work. 👍👌
Open question. What do you guys think MatPats new theory channel is gonna be?
Personally I think it'll be either Book Theory or Myth Theory following the 4 letter rule.
but your point still stands
this was made in 2017
Better theory question: How does Scrooge not break every last bone in his body, diving into a pit of gold?
He's very good at swimming in gold
He won't consent to gold breaking his bones
If that was true the video would be -7 days long
ik poor Peter from family guy tried and he broke every bone in his body xD
Eh idk the first reply says best
Despite having all that money, he still nearly went bankrupt from trying to find Della. That really shows how much he cares
MatPat must’ve been the best at “show your working” questions.
he really did all the math
@FF OWN :P
:O THIS IS HOW MATPAT CAN MAKE A THEORY OUT OF EVERYTHING!!!!!!!!!!!!
Literally one of my favorite characters in all of fiction. Carl barks is a genius. Creatings a whole duck verse with so many great characters.
This man needs all the respect in the world: he probably spent like a decked planning this episode and finally got it out wasting a year of this life because hes not as popular as he deserves to be.
If the bin is just full of gold, there must be some point where the sheer weight of the top levels of gold malformed the gold below it, pushing out the air voids and becoming denser. There should some simple calculus you can do based on gold’s malleability.
Earlier this year I went to the site of Duckburg, according to Don Rosa, and got some great shots of Killmotor hill.
let mat have his moment..
That would decrease his wealth science the coins at the bottom are old and thus rare, making them more valuable than the gold they are made of to collectors.
@Tried6Times (GeT mE To 5K) yeah, at least in tbe netherlands there was a comic where it turned out there was a sinkhole pretty deep underground. And with "pretty deep" i mean VERY deep. One of the walls collaped and he flooded a chunk of duckberg in cash. After that point he got gyro to whip him up some walls that could withstand a LOT of abuse.
There was a comic in my country at least where it did just straight up collapse lol
I've learned more from Matpats three theory channels than I have from school this year
There’s 4 now
Me too I think I should try to get a degree
Scrooge McDuck was (strangely enough), my favorite comic as a kid of 10 yrs or so (as well as Ritchie Rich). I can't even imagine you could quantify the wealth that he had, and I really think that was the whole idea.
I swear this show gives me a better education than my school does.
Yes yes yes yes yes
I gave undertake to the pope
Not a 90s kid, but this series is still my life. Comics, book, tv shows. I miss those times, in fact, i'm re-reading some of the comics, every page gives me nostalgia. Ah, how i miss childhood.
Hey, if MatPat impresses Disney enough, they might even make him a Disney princess!
A couple days ago I actually started watching the new remake of DuckTales on Disney+, and I am In love! It's so good!. I am conflicted to watching the one made in the late 1900s tho, but the remake is fantastic! Thx MatPat!
I'd love to see a Film Theory on Darkwing Duck! I don't care what angle you take, I just need the world to remember he's a thing and is still awesome. :) Seriously, this show still holds up.
Well... they're rebooting it.
Let’s give a round of applause to Matt pat this actually broke him
I remember in an episode where scrooge mentioned that the bin money was literally his "petty cash" and that the bulk of his wealth is in banks and investments. Keeping the bin was just a plaything to him and a physical monument to his wealth.
@DisThoughts it’s true, I was really into the comics when I was younger, I’m Dutch btw, and the comics mention that a large bulk of Scrooge mcducks money pit is in the form of other currencies, like Ancient Greek and Roman coins, the person who cleans all the coins (Donald duck) goes deep into the pit to find coins like that, landing on coins that although taking up the exact same space as other coins, are much more valuable, with some going into the thousands for 1 coin, and although matpat has done an impressive and commendable effort, he fails to calculate many of such things. Btw fun fact (in the Dutch comics, the area around Scrooge mcducks money house is filled with various mines and other traps, and Scrooge can be seen defending his house with a shotgun XD a little less child friendly)
dear god in sweeden.
I gotta ask, who stills go back to older videos to this day for the better days and nostalgic fun theories? They’re still fun now but things are different.
frl i love it either way tho
@patchet Sup :)
The blueprints suggest that the ladder comes down to the bottom of the vault shaft. But in the scenes, Scrooge stands on his coins and grabs ahold of the bottom rung. This is much more consistent with the first method of only 10 feet deep, and its also on par with Forbes estimate.
Matpat you are one of the most high effort youtubers and, unlike many famous youtubers, put your time on making good content for us, thank you!
MatPat is usually pretty chill (to an extent) but here he's reeeaaally getting into it! XD
This guy clearly lost his mind doing this for us...mad respect lol
I remember one comic where Uncle Scrooge gave Donald a bag of coins that he thought were worthless but Donald found out that the coins were super rare so Donald was getting rich selling the coins to coin shops. So of all the coins in the vault, the rarity of the bottom coins might up his wealth by significant amounts too.
@Γιάννης ΧΔ thanks.
@Vladimir Putin “The money pit” by Don Rosa.
Do you remember the name?
Considering he is approximately 155 years old as of typing this, that is probably true.
Just came back from the season finale, but this theory still stands out.
So... who's going to tell MatPat that there's not only gold coins but there's also paper money inside the bin?
he says that in the video.around 18.5 min mark. "and remember this is all just his gold coins. that not including any jewels, gem, paper money, and real estates he own outsid of that bin.
This gets so much more complex when you consider the fact that the net worth of gold goes down every time new gold is found :0
Honestly, I'm going with the "cubic acres" value. Scrooge has so much money that it can't be embedded in three-dimensional space!
Rare footage of Matpat completing childhoods instead of ruining them
Matpat: calculates amount of money in Scrooge’s vault
Disney: what did it cost?
Matpat: *my sanity*
@Traunt8441 When he started getting physics involved is when he broke.
what did it cost?
Still less than wealth of a cartoon duck
@Traunt8441 both took his sanity
As someone who's been growing up with the original Ducktales Cartoon and the comic books I've always been wondering how rich Scrooge McDuck is. So thanks for having made this video. Even tho the amount definitely isn't be the exact amount he owns, I think it still probably will be somewhere near what he owns.
I also heard about the Ducktales reboot but I never really bothered checking it out because I didn't believe it would live up to it's predecessor. But now I think I'll check it out just to see if it's a good reboot. If it is I may even watch it fully just because of how much I loved the original Ducktales cartoon.
Funfact: Scrooge MCDuck's German name is also Dagobert Duck.
Oh my goodness matpat...A big round of applause from my side for spending soo much time and effort on a theory 👏 👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏
The fact that MatPat is a better source of education than school
This was actually my first ever film/game/food theory video I ever watched, I came back to watch it again for memories!!
I was born in 2010 and I grew up with the original duck tales
So this really gives me the tingles
It's actually simple.
Someone: "Okay so how much money do you have?"
Ahh thanks that clears things up
Scrooge do always know
A L L O F E ‘ M
If this was based on the comic, it should be accounted that the deeper you go in the money pool, the coin gets more valuable because of their rarity
I went on disney wiki and it says. "In "The Menehune Mystery", Donald gives the only time Scrooge's net worth has been mathematically represented, saying that Scrooges wealth amounted to $500,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000.16 (five hundred quattuorvigintillion dollars and sixteen cents)"
@the cool congle what about in the s3 finale where Bradford said that he had a passcode for something? And the passcode was equivalent to his entire net worth?
@Wraith I calculated the 600 years quote, he had $315,567,360,000,000,000
so if he apparently has that much, why does the official description for the ducktales TV show (2017) say that he's a trillionare?
edit: also I'm pretty sure he once said that if he lost 1 billion dollars every minute, then he'd be broke in ~600 years.
Edit 2: I was wrong, Scrooge said he runs a multi trillion dollar business
Also known as "Good Freaking God, That's A Lot Of Coinage".
Loved this video because I loved watching Ducktales as a kid. Actually, this makes me feel like watching the original again.
In the episode "Escape from the ImpossiBin!", we see Scrooge put a password in to turn the trap off, and it was a 26 digit password. Later on in the episode Bradford said that the password was a sum of ALL of Scrooge's total wealth.
So Scrooge is actually an Octillionaire.
PS: Even though Scrooge got the password wrong, I believe he only got the NUMBERS wrong, as remembering how many digits it had would be very simple.
Just something I'd like to throw out there
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I think it was just Bradford who changed the password, not scrooge who got. It wrong
I'd say Scrooge can have a 4 dimensional money bin as he is clearly related to another powerful character who's main mode of transport is bigger on the inside, not to mention acquiring wealth off-planet.
Am I the only one who actually likes matpat's cringey jokes and puns?
Are you kidding me?! DAD JOKES/PUNS ARE LIFE!!!!!!
🙄🙄 I don't knoooow ok fine I do to HAPPY NOW I ADMITTED IT *sorry *
I love all the puns they’re very punny........ok I’ll stop
That coin pool would be a nightmare right now. Imagine the guy who had to clean that thing.
Tbh I would sneak few
I feel compelled to point out that in the original Barks' and Don Rosa's stories the bin is mostly filled not with gold coins, but with silver dollars and smaller copper coins: note the color of the cash at 5:47, 6:16, or 7:06
As someone who grew up reading the comics, I love to see this! I do know that not everything in that massive bin is gold coins. Other than silver.. if my memories correct I think he has very hefty bills in the bottom layers of that pile!
I think this is the closest MatPat has ever gotten to Austin's style. Lol
Mapat is surprisingly good at evil laughter
Worthless fun fact: According to Film Theory and Game Theory, Scrooge McDuck can buy 3,785 full sets of diamond armor.
Best I can do is one emerald for all of that
@Michael TimothyON ThiS miNeCRaFT DAYYYYYYYY
@Dani05 just factor in 50% of gold and the rest platinum together with the diamond
wow what about netherite armour?
Disney: Did you find out how rich Scrooge is?
Disney: What did it cost?
Matpat: My sanity.
Oh wow how original, stealing comments from months ago
i saw this same exact comment from 4 months ago above this one. come up with something new instead of copying
nah fnaf took matpat's sanity ngl
Seems that lots of people who were rich later in life started out with jobs such as shoe shiners. Jobs that were meticulous and required time was probably the best teachers for it. Patience is a virtue and a tool few can wield. Everything requires some amount of time and it's easy to forget that in a culture of Veruca Salt's.
"I want it now, don't care how, I want it now!"
this guy is so good that people should call him google+++
I don't remember Scrooge saying his Bin was full of gold, but cash, because I remember seeing nickels, quarters, dimes, dollars and maybe a few gems and gold. But remember him stating it being cash, not just all gold.
Fun fact : The gold isn't total of his wealth, since he also invest in many mine, oil, building and many more, heck maybe he also mine meteorite and other planet(s)
Honestly I don't think Disney will ever love matpat because he keeps on claiming everyone in their moves are dead
Admiral rentableorb lol ikr
They finally asked him to the movies. He was invited to the Thor: Ragnarok premiere.
Admiral rentableorb there probably going to change the money amount because of that
Lol SO true
Watching this after the series aired and finished just gives me so much joy.
how has disney not given this guy a prize
I laughed way too hard at Matt losing his mind 🤣 i mean that freak out is meme worthy
Please do a theory on the "Animaniacs'. You guys would do such a good job.
Me who watched the entire new show before watching this: uhh... ok- yes I understands
Funny lol. Im watching the entire old series i kinda think its better than the new one but everyone has opinions on it
I cant believe how much work he puts into these,my head hurts from just watching all those numbers!
FrickHeck96 Christian server The value of gold always changes so that's not much of a factor. You can use the data he provided with the current pricing of gold.
It helps if you're sucking up to someone. being Disney.
random person yea
random person so how much money does ha have?
random person my hurts more lol since school
Let's just take a moment to appreciate how much effort he put into this video
Man imagine how shiny it would get if it got sunlight, just ALL that top layer of coins reflecting so much light, you might go blind.
It's sad that the reboot ended, but the ending was great.
thank you for reminding me of how much I love this show when I was younger.
Pat is teaching us math more then school could ever do fast💀
In a comic Scrooge says he was losing 1 billion a second and at that rate he’d be broke in 600 years. Doing that math Thats $18,921,600,000,000,000,000
@Darth Vitiate true but um that spelling tho😶
@Aurora The Fox 👑🎗️ multiplication
@Sonny Cher no it’s actually 18.9 quintillion
As someone who has reade over 100 000 pages of Donald duck I can easily say that they mention his fortune hundreds of times and its almost always different. Happy to finally see someone trying to figure out it wealth even thought he owns a bit (lol) more than.
Mattpat really deserves that premier experience, his donenlost his mind over this
Y'all remember Brainpop?
MatPat is the modern brainpop
Love your work Matpat!!!
But then is the question how rich is Flintheart Glomgold if he is racing with Scrooge to become the richtet Duck in the World?
MatPat is the BEST! He does so much research for these videos and puts a lot of time and effort into these videos.
He can go insane in the process sooooooo......
Well, not always. Don't misunderstand me, I love MatPat. But there are just some of his theories that just don't have enough research to make them believable enough.
Yes,and that’s why I love his videos!
He needs his own Disney show
MatPat is kinda scary when he laughs out of pure insanity
Can we all agree on something? I mean we all gotta agree on this. EVERY SINGLE SECOND while mat pat was doing research, he was internally, and mentally screaming
I like how instead of being 1 of the smartest teachers he decided to become a youtuber that counts how much gold a fictional character or sees if turning young boys into donkeys is worth a profit
I can imagine a time traveler going back in time and having all this conflicting evidence and yelling at Matpat: "HERE YOU GO, I GAVE YOU FACTS, ARE YOU SATISFIED"
When you realize at his richest Scrooge can buy the the entire world.
Imagine if he built a bridge made out of ps5s how long would it be
@Dipper Pines No
@CousinFethry because it’s not surrounded by water. Wouldn’t the water interrupt the signal???????
I know we should REALLY appreciate how he makes these theory's. Love vid
In one of the episodes it shows piles of money being shoved towards rescuing Della, and I came up with the estimate that in those searches he spent around 85 trillion dollars
I still need to watch the Ducktales reboot. Very excited as it was my favorite Disney Afternoon cartoon.
I grew up on the new and rebooted series. I actually didn't know there was an original series until i caught my father watching it randomly at midnight
I love how MatPat has rediscovered the "question 1a, 1b, 1c, 1d..." homework structure
Matpat lost his sanity towards the end 😂😂😂
Superlex I noticed
Superlex yup that or he went full joker
I would lose my sanity too if I had to do that much math with all those damn numbers!
I did too
I wasn’t a kid in the 90’s, I was actually born in 2009 but I still grew up on Ducktales, Gummi Bears, and Chip & Dale. I’m glad my parents let me watch these shows since none of my friends have ever seen these shows.
Film theory idea: how many years in prison would Scrooge mcduck be charged with ( since he has done some seriously illegal stuff like kindnapping like three times)
if this man's money would be his strength and powerlevel... he would be the strongest thing in the multiverse
You didn’t shatter my childhood, you made my childhood.
I may not be a 90s child but this was still my childhood because my older sister had the old cartoons on dvds 😂
Poor poor matpat...and he STILL didn’t get Disney’s love.
You still have our love ❤️
MattyBeast _ same
MattyBeast _ same
Ok, this is a fairly old theory by now, but since i didn't see someone else mention it in the comments: Since Scrooge has a dime it is to asume that the gold coins probably not made of pure gold rather than some other materials like every other currency we know today. Also in -at least- the german verion they refer to it as 'Taler' wich was an acutal currency somehere around 1900. That would mean that the weight is irrelevant due to the coins only have the value of what the coin says it have and he probably don't have only coins with the same value.
I love when MatPat goes crazy. So much lol 😆
I love this show, very nostalgiac
am i the only one who loves the MADpat maniac laugh?
This dude needs a world record of some sort
Batman: I'm rich.
Scrooge: Hold my dime.
@Kevin Boros true
TheLuckySeven nah man
TheLuckySeven he said about rick people and scrooge
The "What is he, Wario?" comment still gets me to this day. This is definitely one of the best episodes mat has ever made.
Scrooge is my favorite comic character. His biography by Don Rosa is awesome.
Who needs college when there’s MatPat