Ebenezer Scrooge is a fictional character from the book A Christmas Carol.
Ebenezer Scrooge is the main character of Charles Dickens's famous novella A Christmas Carol, a London miser with a buried tender heart, who professes hatred for Christmas and contempt for the needy until three spirits, the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future, take him on a nightly journey throughout time and space that makes him realize the error of his ways.
Ebenezer Scrooge has been portrayed on-stage by many people, including, on at least three separate occasions, his namesake Scrooge McDuck. A similar course of events to what suppsoedly happened to Ebenezer Scrooge has also been mirrored by real events happening to different people, many times over — sometimes with the pseudo-Ghosts actively referencing the Dickens story, and sometimes not.
Behind the scenes
Dickens's character of Ebenezer Scrooge (from whom Scrooge McDuck was inspired as early as 1947) has been referenced as existing as an in-universe fictonal character from the 1960 Donald Duck and the Christmas Carol book onwards. After retiring, Carl Barks drew his own rendition of Scrooge, seen above.