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Rags to Riches is a comic story written and drawn by Carl Barks. It features Scrooge McDuck, a mysterious Billionaire Hobo and his driver James.


In a rare moment of generosity, Scrooge McDuck gives away a banknote to a sobbing man dressed in rags. Unfortunately, Fate doesn't repay this act of kindness as the man turns out to be nothing more than an eccentric billionaire, who, immediately after receiving the note, climbs abord his luxuous car with chauffeur.

Behind the scenes

This gag was first printed, namelessly, in Walt Disney's Comics and Stories #262. It was then reprinted in the original Carl Barks Library before receiving its title, Rags to Riches, in Uncle Scrooge Adventures #1. Under this title, it was also reprinted in Walt Disney's Comics and Stories by Carl Barks #45.