Economics in the Harry Potter world is weird, not least because there's a single bank controlling all the money.

But who has (or needs) the biggest chamber at Gringotts? Who is the richest wizard?

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    if "Wit beyond measure is a man's greatest treasure" then that changes the math a bit ;) – NKCampbell Aug 15 at 20:20
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    The biggest chamber doesn't mean the richest wizard. – marcellothearcane Aug 15 at 21:09
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    Nicolas Flamel has philosopher's stone, it can turn lead to gold. – Oni Aug 15 at 22:20
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    I don't see this as especially broad or unclear. A single twit from JKR would answer it handily ("X is the richest wizard in the world"), for example. – Valorum Aug 15 at 22:53
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    @DavidW if I have a pile of money and you own all of Wales, then I have Wealth, but you have Waleth. – Matt Gutting Aug 16 at 20:44

While its never been stated definitively who the richest wizard is, the richest wizard most likely belong to one of the 28 "true" pure-blood families, many of which have been shown to have been shown to have great wealth (perhaps not the Weasleys). The families are as follows: Abbott, Avery, Black, Bulstrode, Burke, Carrow, Crouch, Fawley, Flint, Gaunt, Greengrass, Lestrange, Longbottom, Macmillan, Malfoy, Nott, Ollivander, Parkinson, Prewett, Rosier, Rowle, Selwyn, Shacklebolt, Shafiq, Slughorn, Travers, Weasley, Yaxley.

This puts Bellatrix Lestrange, and Lucius Malfoy as two potential candidates for the title or their heirs depending on what point in time we're referring to.

Edit in response to comment: Most know families on the list have been shown to be reasonably affluent like Black, Crouch, Greengrass, Lestrange, Longbottom, Malfoy,Ollivander, Shacklebolt, and Slughorn. Not an exact answer, but a possibilty.

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    The Malfoys are shown to be incredibly rich. That doesn't mean all the other pure-bloods are. You stated an example of one family, the Weasleys, who aren't rich at all. – The Dark Lord Aug 17 at 7:41

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