Charles Montgomery Burns, normally referred to as Mr. Burns or "Monty" Burns is a recurring fictional character and antagonist in the animated television series The Simpsons. He is the owner and CEO of the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant and Homer Simpson's boss (and often his arch-nemesis). He is attended to at almost all times by Waylon Smithers, his loyal and sycophantic aide, advisor, confidant and secret admirer. Mr. Burns is Springfield's richest and most powerful citizen; Forbes estimates his net worth at $16.8 billion, placing number 2 on the Forbes Fictional 15 list. He uses his power and wealth to do routinely what he wants without thinking of consequences or interference from the authorities. These qualities led Wizard Magazine to rate him the 45th greatest villain of all time.
His trademark expression is the word "Excellent", muttered slowly in a low, sinister voice while tenting his fingertips. He also frequently orders Smithers to "release the hounds", resulting in his vicious guard-hounds attacking intruders or people he hates. Another common catchphrase is spoken when he is told the man in question is Homer Simpson and says "Simpson, eh?"