Riemann made a good point yesterday by posting that wonderful image of Tark the Shark, and that point was simple: we need to bring more people out of the woodwork. A shitload more.
Let's get going: Hetty Green (no relation to Lucy, notice the lack of an 'e') was long represented in the GBOWR (if you don't know that acronym, you can kindly browse elsewhere) as the world's biggest miser. She allegedly once took her son, who had broken his leg, away from a hospital to avoid paying medical bills. Naturally, the son lost the leg. Anyway, I've always been a huge fan of misers far and wide, from Mr. Boffin in Our Mutual Friend who obsessively reads biographies of other misers, to that illustrious miser of today, Qaddafi. What am I talking about, you ask? I'll be damned if I'm going to take time to answer your hypothetical questions.