ebenezer scrooge made terrible decisions along the way and lost the love of his life because of it.
From ebenezer scrooge to Arthur Jensen in Network, here are some of the most famous one percent characters from books and movies.
generic for "miser," 1940, from curmudgeonly character in Dickens' 1843 story "A Christmas Carol." It does not appear to be a genuine English surname. Cf. scrounge.
[1940+; fr the Dickens character in the 1843 story A Christmas Carol]