SPOILED ROTTEN: 10 of Daytime's Best Loved Poor Little Rich Boys!
(No. 8) Michael Corinthos III, General Hospital
Michael Corinthos III (Chad Duell) has the misfortune of hailing from not one, but two loaded clans. His adopted father is mob kingpin Sonny Corinthos (Maurice Benard) and his bio pop was perennially drunken, trustafarian AJ Quartermaine (Billy Warlock). Sure, that means potentially two inheritances to look forward to, but also double the dysfunction!
While Michael’s boyhood was filled with experiences like having a bomb explode at his party (courtesy of adopted dad’s business) and being kidnapped to a tropical isle, while everyone believed him dead (Thanks, bio dad!), things didn’t start to really go bad for this poor little rich boy until a botched Zacchara hit resulted in Mikey getting a cap busted in his head! Ever the trooper, Michael got past all of that, only to end up killing his stepmom—to save his mother and baby sister— and ending up in prison, where he was promptly raped.
Michael, now a young man trying to help poor little rich girl Starr Manning (Kristen Alderson), still pledges blind loyalty to Sonny, but I bet deep down he has to wonder if those Thanksgiving pizza dinners he's heard about over at the Q manse would be a lot easier to stomach, than the life of a mob prince.