Scrooge McDuck, the multi billionaire dollar mallard from Duckburg, USA, is set to make a surprising announcement. Sources close to him have confirmed that he plans to donate 99% of his wealth to numerous, “worthy” organizations around the world–or as he likes to call it, the pond.
Mr. McDuck admits to losing interesting in swimming through all his cash reserves at his infamous money bin. He has suffered several concussions from the constant dives into the coins, which some are speculating as the real reason for his sudden generosity.
Among his ardent supporters are his nephews Donald Duck, Huey, Louie and Dewey. Also applauding his new sense of generosity are Duckworth, his long time butler, Launchpad McQuack, his long time pilot, Gyro Gearloose, his personal inventor, Mrs. Beakley and her granddaughter, Webby–all are expected to be in attendance when he makes his announcement.
There are some critics who are questioning McDuck’s intentions. They include his long time rival Flintheart Glomgold, who is characterizing these actions not as heroic and altruistic but as a public relations stunt to win more favorable attention towards McDuck Industries.
Other fierce critics include Magica De Spell, who sees McDuck as a thorn in her side. Not surprisingly, the Beagle Boys, who McDuck has foiled many times in the past for their constant attempts of robbing him blindly, have said they don’t think he’s doing it out of the kindness of his heart due to his reputation of being cheap.
McDuck’s representatives deny anything other than good will and genuine sincerity about helping others as being the key factors to his decision to part ways with much of his wealth.
Human rights groups, charities and NGOs are some of the groups expected to receive donations.
Mr. McDuck plans to keep his lucky number one dime, which he credits for much of his success, because of its special value and significance in his life. The event for the announcement will be held in two weeks outside McDuck’s mansion with many dignitaries in attendance, including the legendary and iconic Mickey Mouse.