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  Flintheart Glomgold
  
Name:    Flintheart Glomgold
Address:    He lives in his Money Bin in the Limpopo Valley in South Africa.
Born:    18??
Died:    19??
First appearance:    1956 in The Second-richest Duck
Created by:    Carl Barks
Father:    Unknown
Mother:    Unknown
Siblings:    Unknown
Spouse:    Unknown, however he seems to be alone.
Children:    Unknown
Other close relatives:    Unknown
Occupation:    He is a business man with a rather low morale.
Member of:    Unknown, however in some stories (not Barks or Rosa) he has been a member of the Billionaires Club in Duckburg.
Drives:    Various?. Most of the time he has a chauffeur.

The name for Flintheart Glomgold in some other languages:

Language:     Name:
Danish: Guld-Iver Flintesten
Dutch (in the Netherlands):   Govert Goudglans
Finnish: Kulta-Into Pii
French: Archibald Gripsou
German: Mac Moneysac
Italian: Cuordipietra Famedoro
Norwegian: Guldbrand Gråstein | Flintbjart Gromgull (early name - not in use).
Portuguese: (Pãoduro) Mac Mônei
Spanish (in Spain): Ánade Patoso Pátez Patón | Doroteo Empedernido
Swedish: Guld-Ivar Flinthjärta
   Flintheart Glomgold

Biography:

When Flintheart Glomgold first appeared in 1956 Barks showed that he lives in the Limpopo Valley in South Africa. However because of was the apartheid system that ruled that country until 1989, many later Duck-story creators have seen away from that fact. However in Lo$, part 6 The Terror of the Transvaal Don Rosa shows that Scroges first meeting with Flintheart was around 1880 when Scrooge went to South Africa in search of gold. In a comment Don Rosa says: "Now, I know we've seen various European Duck stories telling of how $crooge and Flintheart Glomgold were partners in the Yukon, or that Glomgold lives in Duckburg and sits beside $crooge at the "Millionaires' Club"; but we Barks fans all know that $crooge's "evil twin" lives in South Africa. And knowing that this chapter would be set in that region, how could I resist having $crooge encounter "Flinty" in the days before either of them had a dollar (or rand) to their name? Yet notice that $crooge never learns Flintheart's name, since his African rival is unknown and unrecognized by him in their later "first" meeting in "The Second Richest Duck"... On the other hand, we have no indication that Flintheart doesn't already know $crooge in that tale -- in fact, the cool manner in which Flintheart receives $crooge could be inferred as a sign that Flintheart knew who he was, and knew he was on his way to Africa, having met him on the ship coming over... I see Flintheart as a match for $crooge (his youthful inspiration) in every way -- they both started from nothing and made their fortunes by "being sharper than the sharpies and smarter than the smarties"... but the difference is that Flintheart didn't "make it square". He's dishonest, and perhaps downright murderous (as opposed to the Beagle Boys who are more good-natured baddies)".

Barks never said anything about where Flintheart has his origin, so he may have been born in Scotland and emigrated to South Africa at a young age, like $crooge emigrated to America. Anyway, in "The Terror of the Transvaal" Glomgold sasy he's a Boer. Translators have sometimes confused him with John D. Rockerduck.


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