- Montgomery Burns
] He was soon replaced by
Harry Shearer, who has voiced the character ever since. He modeled the voice on Lionel Barrymoreand Ronald Reagan.  In a 2007 article, " Entertainment Weekly" named Smithers, Mr. Burns' lackey, the sixteenth greatest sidekick of all time. [cite news|url=http://www.ew.com/ew/gallery/0,,20041669_20041686_20041659_9,00.html|title=We're No. 2!|author=Gunatilaka, Timothy|accessdate=2007-10-25|date= 2004-07-28|publisher= Entertainment Weekly] They have also described Smithers and Mr. Burns as being "TV's most functional dysfunctional couple".cite web|url=http://www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,417748~3~0~25bestand1,00.html|title=The Family Dynamic|accessdate=2007-10-25|date= 2003-01-29|publisher=Entertainment Weekly] In a 2003 article, "Entertainment Weekly" named " Last Exit to Springfield", an episode that prominently features Mr. Burns, the greatest episode of "The Simpsons". Other episodes which feature Burns placed high on the list, including "Rosebud" at number two and the Who Shot Mr. Burns? duo of episodes the 25th best episode.
"Forbes" estimates his
net worthat $16.8 billioncite web | last = Ewalt | first = David M. | authorlink = | coauthors = | title = The Forbes Fictional 15 #2 Burns, C. Montgomery | work = | publisher = Forbes| date = 2006-06-20| url = http://www.forbes.com/2006/11/20/montgomery-burns-money-tech-media_cx_de_06fict15_simpsons.html | accessdate = 2007-08-18] placing 6th on the 2007 " Forbes Fictional 15" list. [cite web | last = Ewalt | first = David M. | authorlink = | coauthors = Michael Noer | title = The Forbes Fictional 15 | work = | publisher = Forbes| date = 2007-11-12| url = http://www.forbes.com/2007/12/11/richest-fictional-characters-oped-books-fict1507-cx_mn_de_1211fictional15_land.html | accessdate = 2008-04-28] Burns has been on the list since 1989. Burns has previous placed fifth on the list [cite web | last = Ewalt | first = David M. | authorlink = | coauthors = | title = The Forbes Fictional 15 #5 Burns, Charles Montgomery | work = | publisher = Forbes| date = 2005 | url = http://www.forbes.com/lists/2005/fictional/05.html | accessdate = 2008-04-28] and placed second in 2006. [cite web | last = Ewalt | first = David M. | authorlink = Michael Noer | coauthors = | title = The Forbes Fictional 15 | work = | publisher = Forbes| date = 2006-11-20| url = http://www.forbes.com/2006/11/20/forbes-fictional-richest-tech-media_cx_mn_de_06fict15_intro.html | accessdate = 2008-04-28]
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* [http://www.maximonline.com/articles/index.aspx?a_id=7636&src=dx26 Maxim Mr. Burns Interview]
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