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The Richest Duck in the World, also printed as The Recluse of McDuck Manor, is a comic story written and drawn by Don Rosa. It features Scrooge McDuck, Grandma Duck, Gus Goose, Gladstone Gander, the Beagle Boys, Blackheart Beagle, Sir Francis Drake, Matilda McDuck, Angus McDuck, Goldie O'Gilt, Hortense McDuck, Della Duck, Fergus McDuck, Howard Rockerduck, Theodore Roosevelt, Jake McDuck, Quackmore Duck, James Edgerton, Donald Duck and Huey, Dewey, and Louie Duck.


It is Christmas Day, 1947. A bitter Scrooge McDuck, who has been living alone in his mansion for years, invites his four nephews DonaldHuey, Dewey, and Louie Duck to his manor for a feast. Donald repeatedly states that he does not believe Scrooge's tales of adventure or of how rich he is. Scrooge takes the four to his Money Bin to show them all of his money, but while he is there, the new generation of Beagle Boys, led by Blackheart Beagle, break into the bin and begin to rob it. Scrooge uses mementos of his past adventures to defeat the Beagle Boys, causing Donald to believe him at last. This adventure, along with Huey, Dewey, and Louie's convincing, inspires him to adventure again, but this time with his family.

Behind the scenes

The Richest Duck in the World was written by Don Rosa in 1993. It is the twelfth chapter of the Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck.

List of episodes of The Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck
By Don Rosa
Side-Steps and Precursors
Of Ducks, Dimes and DestiniesLast Sled to DawsonThe Dream of a Lifetime
The Original Saga
I: The Last of the Clan McDuckII: The Master of the MississippiIII: The Buckaroo of the BadlandsIV: The King of the Copper Hill
V: The New Laird of Castle McDuckVI: The Terror of the TransvaalVII: Dreamtime Duck of the Never NeverVIII: King of the Klondike
IX: The Billionaire of Dismal DownsX: The Invader of Fort DuckburgXI: The Empire-Builder from CalisotaXII: The Richest Duck in the World
Bonus Chapters
III-B: The Cowboy Captain of the Cutty SarkVI-B: The Vigilante of Pizen Bluff
VIII-B: The Prisoner Of White Agony CreekVIII-C: Hearts of the Yukon
Deleted Scenes & Other Bonus Content
0: The History of the Clan McDuckIII: Cattle WarsVIII: The Phoenix of White Agony CreekX: Teddy's CampaignXI: The Girls Can't Help It
By Others
Bonus Chapters
I-XB: The Orphan's ChristmasVIII-XB: Dime NovelsVIII-XC: Clues of the KlondikeVIII-XD: Christmas on Wheels
Side-Steps & Homages
The Time VortexScrooge vs. Scrooge
Precursors & Inspirations
Christmas on Bear MountainThe Old Castle's SecretOnly a Poor Old ManBack to the KlondikeThe Fantastic River RaceMush!
Black WednesdayNorth of the YukonThe Invisible IntruderThe Secret of the GlacierChairman of the Bored
An Informal Biography of Scrooge McDuckMark Worden's Duck Family TreeOnce Upon a Dime
The Life ands Times of Scrooge McDuck: The Official Score
DuckTales 2017
The Golden Lagoon of White Agony PlainsThe Outlaw Scrooge McDuckThe Richest Duck in the World